Hello there! As a board-certified psychiatrist based in Boston, I'm here to delve into the intriguing world of narcissism and infidelity. Did you know the term "narcissist" comes from Greek mythology? But let's not get too academic. Instead, let's dive into the nitty-gritty of narcissism and infidelity.
- Are narcissists more likely to cheat? Narcissism, characterized by grandiosity and a constant need for admiration, might make individuals more prone to infidelity. Research, like the article "Why are you cheating on Tinder?" (1), suggests that narcissists might be more likely to cheat due to their need for constant admiration and validation.
- How does narcissist infidelity differ from "conventional" cheating? Narcissistic infidelity isn't just about physical pleasure. It's about the thrill of the chase, the ego boost from juggling multiple romantic interests, and the power trip from manipulating others. It's a complex web of emotional manipulation, gaslighting, and power dynamics.
- What are specific patterns of narcissist cheating? Narcissists often gaslight, love-bomb, triangulate, project, and discard without remorse. But remember, not all narcissists or those seeking online psychiatric help exhibit these traits. It's a complex topic, but understanding these patterns can help in mental health treatment and remote therapy sessions.
Our e-psychiatry and telemedicine for mental health services are here to help. It's a fascinating topic, but remember, it's better to explore these issues from a safe distance. Stay safe, and remember, we're here to provide the psychiatric evaluation online and psychotherapy services you need.
- "Why are you cheating on tinder? Exploring users' motives and (dark) personality traits" by Elisabeth Timmermans, Elien De Caluwé, and Cassandra Alexopoulos, published in 2018. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0747563218303625