If you're in a relationship with a narcissist, or someone who you suspect might be a sociopath, it can be difficult to explain what's happening.
For example, day-to-day in the relationship you may feel alone but not quite understand why.
Psychologists and the online community of survivors of narcissistic relationships use several terms to help make sense of what happened to them, such as why they fell for a narcissists charm, why they were targetted, or what made someone they loved treat them this way.
Because once you start to be able to talk about it, you can start to realise the way you were treated wasn't okay.
He prefers pornography and sexual auto-stimulation to the real thing.Both types are auto-erotic (psychosexually in love with themselves, with their bodies and with their brain).Both types prefer masturbation to adult, mature, interactive, multi-dimensional and emotion-laden sex.Andersen wrote a blog post last month about some of the phrases and words you should know if you think you're going through an abusive relationship with a narcissist or sociopath, and this is a few of the ones you should be aware of.Sociopath and narcissist are used interchangeably in this article.
Occupied by the pursuit of their own narcissistic gratification – they will have no time or energy or will left to cater to the narcissistic needs of the partner.