The Narcissist’s Addiction to Narcissistic Supply

The Narcissists Addiction to Narcissistic Supply is a superbly informative article posted by Christine Louis de Canonville.

Quoting from the article:

“Narcissistic Supply really refers to those people who provide a constant source of attention, approval, adoration, admiration, etc., for the narcissist. The attention they receive from the “Supply Source” is vital for the survival of the narcissist, without it they would die (either physically or metaphorically), because their weak ego depends on it in order to regulate their unstable self-worth and self-esteem.”

“Furthermore, they cannot tolerate any sign of independence and autonomy from their “supply”, this only serves to enrage them. The narcissistic supply is there to serve them”

“The source of Secondary Narcissistic Supply comes from those people and things that provide that supply on a regular basis; spouse, family, friends, colleagues, partners, business etc., all of which give them a feeling of security and pride, and the appearance of leading a well-adjusted life. “

“Once again the narcissist goes looking for a new narcissistic source, and if necessary they will resort to a lower social network of victim in order to feed the addiction for admiration. “

Christine Louis de Canonville is also the author of the book titled:
THE 3 FACES OF EVIL – Unmasking The Full Spectrum Of Narcissistic Abuse

This excellent book is only available from Christine’s website linked to above.


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