7 Things Narcissists Do When They’re Alone


What do narcissists do when they’re alone? Emotionally, narcissists are constantly walking a tightrope, trying to balance their shaky self-esteem. What makes them feel more stable is getting a lot of external validation, and what makes them lose their sense of stability is any perceived criticism. For this reason, narcissists have a very hard time being alone, and if they are alone, they are constantly hunting for new sources of supply. In today’s article, I’m going to talk about the seven things narcissists do when they are alone. Please stick around to the end of this article to find out what they are most definitely not doing.

Supply is Like Oxygen. Understand that to a narcissist, supply is like oxygen, and they need a constant source of supply in order to survive, which is why they have such a need to be in control of their sources of supply. Imagine being a scuba diver about to go on a deep dive; you’d be checking and double-checking your sources of oxygen to make sure you have enough oxygen supply to safely complete the dive.

This is what it’s like for a narcissist; narcissistic supply refers to the admiration and validation that narcissists need to maintain their inflated self-image and their sense of self-worth. So, if they’re not getting enough, they feel insecure, irrelevant, small, weak, vulnerable, and extremely shameful. They are almost always fantasizing and striving for achieving success, power, beauty, brilliance, wealth, or the ideal love that they believe will make them worthy. Here are seven things that narcissists tend to do when they are alone:

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