Entitlement, Paranoia, and Projection
A narcissistic person is quite concentrated on others because they see others as either hurting or benefiting them. And if you don’t benefit them, then by default you are hurting them. To put it simply, if you don’t give them what they want or don’t act how they want, they perceive it as an attack on them. They consider you an enemy even if you didn’t do anything to them.
People who have this mindset are often highly paranoid, too. They are suspicious of others’ motives and think that others work to undermine them. Meanwhile, they themselves are the ones doing it to others. The narcissist is the one who is constantly lying, pretending, plotting, sabotaging, triangulating, grifting, hiding, harassing, cheating, abusing, and so on—all the while accusing others of doing so.
Read more on narcissistic projection in my article titled 5 Ways Narcissists Project and Attack You.
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