Behind his mask of confidence
lies a fragile self-esteem
vulnerable to the slightest criticism
and secret feelings of shame.
His inflated sense of his own importance
and a deep need for excessive attention
is full of troubled relationships
and constant lies with deception.
He pouts when not given special favours
or the admiration he thinks he deserves
and in reality, is envious of others
although he twists this in reverse.
Nothing is ever his own fault
all blame lies at someone else’s feet
unwilling to recognise other’s feelings
he readily belittles and mistreats.
Friendships are short-lived and superficial
his intentions are often shallow
no second chances are given
if you stuff up you are left to wallow.
Don’t expect to get any help from a narcissist
his only interest is what’s in it for him
as soon as you’re no use anymore
he’ll callously abandon you on a whim.
© Brenda Aksionov 2019