Being romantically involved with a narcissist can often feel like being on a thrilling ride at an amusement park—full of ups and downs, and incredibly exciting. It’s not just that a narcissist can be incredibly seductive, as Dr. Joseph Burgo notes—making grand gestures, buying you things, telling you that you deserve everything you want because you’re so wonderful—but that the feeling of uncertainty that permeates the relationship may easily be confused with passion. It isn’t passion,as Dr. Craig Malkin points out, but psychological arousal. What’s psychological arousal? Malkin explains it simply and brilliantly:
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