We hear these words “narcissistic supply” a lot, and we may have even realised that narcissists need it and orient their lives around it.
But what does it really mean?
The truth is quite chilling and it’s essential to understand.
Narcissistic supply is a drug – it provides an emotional life force for the narcissist.
Like all drugs, “narcissistic supply” is chased for pain relief.
Like all addictions it’s the relief from pain that is addictive.
Addictions are a short term answer to being able to relieve oneself from emotional or physical pain.
The truth is emotional pain is often the most horrendous of all pains. Emotional pain is felt somatically in the body – and is usually more painful than physical pain, due to the self-annihilating beliefs about oneself that accompany it.