Narcissists and psychopaths dissociate (erase memories) a lot (are amnesiac) because their contact with the world and with others is via a fictitious construct: The false self. Narcissists never experience reality directly but through a distorting lens darkly.
Do narcissists put themselves down?
Covert narcissism is also known as shy, vulnerable, or closet narcissism. People with this subtype tend not to outwardly demonstrate arrogance or entitlement. Instead, they might put themselves down and seem anxious about what others think of them, rather than exuding charm or confidence.
How do narcissists face death?
They may engage in magical fantasies in which they imagine that there is no separateness. They may feel helpless, shamed, or humiliated, and they may feel anger or blame themselves for the loss. In some cases, time helps heal peoples narcissistic injuries over a loss, Frosch continued. In others, it does not.