Sure, we all love to feel lusted for. Signs of gaslighting include the following:. A narcissist's self-inflicted pressure to be flawless doesn't end with them—once you're his or her partner, you're obligated to fulfill the Insta-perfect ideal of the power couple he or she wants to be. But she also says that narcissists want to be perceived as the victim in all their relationships, embellishing their great qualities while vilifying their exes to achieve that image. They have charisma. From Cosmopolitan.
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Read this next. This is known as the love bombing stageand during it the victim can expect gifts, compliments, and their full attention. It's the ultimate form of gaslighting, and it happens all the time with them. Follow Julia on Twitter. The second phase is when they start to reveal their true colours and indulge in the behaviours detailed above.