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If a narcissist feels no empathy as we have discussed what does this mean .... That - quo

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If a narcissist feels no empathy as we have discussed what does this mean? .... That - quote - he only came down as arranged to see you because he felt sorry for you. That he had not really wanted to. Is this being unselfish?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Relationship
Expert:  Suzanne replied 5 years ago.

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No, this would not qualify as being unselfish, due to his comment that "he felt sorry for you". This would actually fit into the narcissistic thought pattern as he feels superior to you. A person with empathy would help a friend without such destructive, hurtful comments.

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