[Closed] Do emotional manipulators believe they’re in love?
so long story short, I knew someone was a psychopth/narcissist. He used love bombing and I understand everything about the manipulation tactics and underlying reasons etc.
Tho I feel like he at the same time liked me alot.
Could it be possible? Bcuz even from a distance now he tries to somehow show that he likes me.. creepy stalker vibe huh..
I remember that I told him that I see what he’s doing and I started ignoring him for months at school completely.
Tho he still tried so hard to get thru but not as much.
so what do you all think, do u think he could of liked me for real besides all the bullshit or was it only to feel loved and validated and have me believing this was fated love? Lol.
It’s not so much “like” as they are getting fed. If he really is a psychopath, then you were a means to an end for him.
In my own experience with a psychopath the hardest step was admitting to myself that this person did not love me, or like me, but that I served a purpose for him. I was also sick at the time and figured that that must mean that I was unloveable or unlikeable. Of course I now know that him not loving me had nothing to do with my loveability. I was vulnerable and my patterns fit his so it was a match. In your case, I hope you keep that in mind. That wether he really liked you or not, says everything about him and nothing about your worthiness or loveability.
Narcissists do not really love. They need a mirror. You were probably potential to feed his narcissistic need.
When I feel the narc vibe I run for the hills. The deeper you go into such a relationship the more you lose.
Locking by request of OP.