Doctors' lives are highly stressful, so you may have to help them unwind at the end of the day. A relationship with a doctor is likely to look very different from other types of romantic relationships.
This wikibook is intended to provide comfort and helpful advice to those living with someone who is narcissistic, or who has strong narcissistic traits, pathological narcissism, or narcissistic personality disorder (also known as NPD).
If the narcissist doesn’t receive what he/she perceives as adequate attention, they resort to other methods such as creating drama, using guilt to manipulate and can even use silent treatment as a punishment.
The narcissist detests being alone as they need to feed off other people energy to survive.
This is because the past is a script they have rehearsed and perfected which is usually said for the emotional response and sympathy of others. feeling genuinely sad when seeing other people being sad) is a key aspect of pathological narcissism -- although it should be borne in mind that a lack of empathy is exhibited not only by narcissists but by sociopaths as well.
However, keep in mind that one may feel genuine sympathy without expressing it, or alternately, may convincingly feign sympathy while feeling nothing.
Therefore, if you are in the habit of often speaking well of people (always giving praise when praise is due) then you may soon encounter objections from narcissists who hate to see others being praised.
In this way, you may start to see narcissists raising their heads above the parapet to take aim at others who you praise.
Anyone who is involved in the life of the narcissist will often be manipulated through guilt to act a certain way that the narcissist wishes.
Spending time together can be difficult as doctors schedules are erratic.
Try to be understanding that their plans will often change.
Once a person serves no purpose to the narcissist, they triangulate by devaluing them to other people.
The narcissist saps energy from other humans often demanding full attention which can be seen as clingy and overwhelming.