I learned a new term today: Collapsed narcissist.
The idea behind the term is not new to me, I just didn’t know the phrase. Kind of like learning my dad’s brand of being an asshole had the name “malignant narcissism”.
My brain insists on spelling out “malignant narcissism” to the tune of the Oscar Mayer bologna song.
A collapsed narcissist is a malignant narcissist who has had their narcissistic supply cut off, been irrefutably found out in a lie, or didn’t get what they wanted.