6 Reasons Why Narcissists Never Apologize

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I’ll be the first to admit that my stubbornness means I’m not exactly the most willing person when it comes to uttering the words ‘I’m sorry’, but I always push through my pride; although unfortunately, the same can’t be said for narcissists... Indeed, people who suffer from this personality disorder will simply never hold their hands up and accept responsibility for their actions, despite how deeply they’ve hurt your feelings. You know the idiom getting blood from a stone, right? Well, when it comes to apologies from these toxic personalities, nothing is more appropriate, and here are 6 reasons why!

6 Reasons Why Narcissists Never Apologize
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Holding yourself accountable for the mistakes you’ve made, and the people you’ve hurt definitely requires strong inner strength, that unfortunately not all of us are blessed with. The sad thing is that no matter what happens in life, certain people will never attempt to put things right, or make amends. If you know someone who is completely incapable of making a mea culpa and who is completely unconcerned by the prospects of making things right, it’s time for you to consider whether they have narcissistic traits.

>>> Discover 6 things we should stop apologizing for

Narcissists don’t apologize because…

The 6 explanations below will give you some extra insights into their bad behavior!

1) They lack empathy

The truth is, narcissists find it impossible to put themselves in other people’s shoes, and therefore fail to understand how intense and hurtful emotions can actually be. Plus, they are simply clueless when it comes to being sympathetic and comforting, so, if you are friends with one, you probably shouldn’t go to them for support after a breakup, for example.

2) They believe that ignorance equals bliss

When they choose to ignore their victim’s pain, they can therefore wash their hands of all responsibility, and simply act like nothing has happened. In their minds, failing to acknowledge their wrongdoings helps legitimize their behavior and subsequent choices.

3) They believe that time makes you forget

Because they believe themselves to be superior beings in every sense of the word, narcissists actually think that people are so weak in the face of their manipulation, that they will forget their wickedness.

4) They project the fault onto others

You’ve no doubt already figured it out, but these folks always remain completely in denial with regard to accountability and instead opt to blame their victims when trouble arises. That’s right, gaslighting is definitely one of their not-so-secret weapons.

5) They don’t believe people deserve their time

Why on earth would they waste their time trying to apologize to people who they consider as being below them?

6) They have every intention of repeating their behavior

Now, this is probably the most hard-hitting reason of all, and confirms the cycle of toxicity. Despite their promises to change, people with this personality disorder can never fully put a stop to their inherent desires to hurt and control others.

Do narcissists admit they are wrong?

A narcissist will never admit to wrongdoing, whether that be in a relationship or in a friendship setting, they will never ask for forgiveness for the mistakes they have made. He or she will never admit to wrongdoing and will not try to make amends. The reason for this attitude lies in their egocentric and domineering nature, which does not include the slightest bit of compassion and empathy. Besides, the fact that a narcissist is simply too proud to admit being in the wrong, his overinflated ego makes him deny any wrongdoing, plus his low self-esteem puts him in a constant battle to look good in the eyes of others.

Editor’s opinion - Not apologizing gives them power

The bottom line is that narcissists are constantly on the lookout for ways to keep the upper hand, and overtly refusing to say sorry even when they know they’ve done something wrong is a perfect example of the lengths they’ll go to. It’s also a way for them to prevent you from moving on, and more importantly to stunt the healing process.

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