Looking deep into their own souls
Looking at oneself is one of the most difficult things to do, and not many can do it. Most people find it unsettling and uncomfortable, but narcissists find it life-shattering and horrifying. Narcissists are afraid of examining their own flaws and imperfections. This means that they are afraid of themselves. They do their best to create a false image of themselves as superior beings. However, deep down, they know that it is not true. And that’s why they are afraid of looking deep into their souls.
– Being true to themselves
Fearing intimacy and avoiding closeness in relationships is the norm for narcissists, because they know that true intimacy requires authenticity. Those who get too close to them can see their inconsistency, dishonesty and falsehood. It is one of their biggest fears, as without their false narcissistic persona, they may not exist.