Narcissistic supply

Narcissistic ‘supply’ is both positive and negative attention that supports the survival of the fragile belief system of those with Narcissistic Personality Disorder. It is the ‘hit’ of reinforcement that confirms their beliefs regarding their superiority, grandiosity, entitlement and omnipotence. Supply is ideally positive in nature, however, in the absence of this, negative attention suffices to confirm control and power over others. ‘Supply’ is the drug of choice for the narcissist.

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