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8 personality traits of people who can’t show compassion

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Do you truly know what it’s like to experience receiving compassion from the person you love? Or does compassion seem to be a personality trait they’re sorely lacking in?

Compassion seems like an uncomplicated feeling, but to a narcissist, it’s non-existent.

Personality-disordered individuals, or narcissists, perceive the world in black-and-white terms. They have a polarized view, which idealizes or denigrates people.

Individuals are perceived as either good or bad. Often, personality-disordered individuals value people who agree with their perspective and devalue or lack empathy for people who don’t.

Here are 8 personality traits that means you’re dealing with someone who is incapable of compassion:

1. They control conversations

Narcissists like to talk about themselves and will dominate conversations. If you disagree with their opinions, you will quickly be dismissed or ignored.

2. They interrupt conversations

Narcissists will interrupt a conversation to ensure that the topic turns back to themselves — their favorite topic.

3. They’ll break the rules

Narcissists not only frequently break the rules, but also enjoy doing so. They will lie, cheat, and steal just for the pleasure of getting away with something.

4. They frequently violate boundaries

Narcissists will overstep and use other people without consideration for their feelings. They will break promises and “forget” their obligations.

5. They are skilled in cutting you down

Narcissists can be emotionally abusive. They put others down in order to make themselves feel superior. If you insult a narcissist, they typically come back with extreme and heated anger.

6. They have a big sense of entitlement

Narcissists often expect special treatment and to have their needs placed in front of others. They expect others to cater to them, but will not return the favor.

7. They can be charming

Narcissists often have charismatic and exciting personalities. When they’re interested in you, they’ll make you feel like the center of the universe. Once you are theirs, you become less important to them.

8. They have an exaggerated sense of self

Narcissists think they are very important, and that others cannot live without them or their contributions to their lives.

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