Is There Such a Thing as a Codependent Narcissist?
Narcissists and codependents are usually considered to be polar opposites by most people because of their different patterns of behavior. The ways they interact with others seem quite dissimilar, as do the motivations for their behaviors. The codependent person appears to be excessively selfless, overly eager to please and may go out of his or her way to avoid upsetting others. A narcissist, on the other hand, believes the world should revolve around him or her, lacks empathy, and most of the time, comes across as extremely selfish. Surprisingly, however, both codependents and narcissists tend to share many psychological traits such as an unhealthy reliance on other people, toxic shame,...continue reading »