Future-faking

Future-faking are statements made about intentions and plans that support the pathological narcissist’s beliefs regarding their grandiosity. It is used both to bolster their own self-beliefs, as well as to mould the beliefs of others regarding who they are. Within narcissistic abuse, future-faking is found in idealisation and the love bombing stage, as well as throughout devaluation as a hoovering technique through for example, false promises.

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