8. They will blame others for their flaws or mistakes even when all evidence indicates otherwise. This is part of their need to be superior.
9. They strongly dislike to apologize, and when they do, it is shallow. They cannot bear feeling subordinate.
10. They will punish via silence and physical withdrawal. They convey an “I’ll show you who’s in charge” attitude.
11. They feel victimized easily. Your lack of agreement leads to the conclusion: “You’re making my life miserable.”
12. They may appear humble, only to have you learn later that they were just tuned out. Their gentleness or deference can be a disguise for disinterest or even smugness.
13. They can harbor feelings of jealousy and envy. The lack of empathy renders them unable to be glad for your good fortune or for others’ good wishes toward you.
14. They have difficulty expressing thanks or gratitude. In their minds, honoring you detracts from their specialness. It’s as if they’re thinking: “There is only enough good will here for one person, and that person is me.”
15. They can hold grudges for a long time. Once you’ve offended a narcissist, you cannot get off their bad list.