25 Common Misconceptions of a Narcissist Narcissists are notorious for treating the general public much better than the people closest to them. Narcissists are intensely concerned with the quality of their public image or billboard.
A very common aspect of psychological abuse and manipulation is for the abuser to claim that the victim is being abusive towards them.
Manipulative people latch on to empathetic targets and exploit their innate qualities. They find people who are easy-going, gentle and kind - who avoid conflict and seek to make others happy. The Problem: They reciprocate none of these things.