"This is the beginning of loving yourself. Welcome home". -Unknown
Narcissists appear extremely confident, charismatic, charming, and even powerful and magnetic. But this facade contains their deep sense of shame, inadequacy, and insatiable need for attention to compensate for their fragile egos and low self-esteem. They'll shower you with attention and affection in the beginning but leave you feeling broken, battered, and bound by the end while blaming you for their bad behaviors.