As a consequence they failed to develop self-esteem, and a healthy separation between their own thoughts and emotions and the thoughts and emotions of others. … By definition, they are hypocrites because they don’t apply their own rules for other people to themselves.
When confronted with contrary facts to this reality, a narcissist will —
- Ignore the facts
- Blame other people for those faults
- Lie to make them OK
- Use triangulation and gaslighting to make other people believe their lies
- Go on the offensive to distract people from their mistake