During the early stages of a relationship, texting is strategic. Two of my hallmark "rules": Don't respond for four (4) hours after the first time "he" sends a text; never text first.The rules that govern calculated texting (to prove that you're busy, cool, whatever...) also require a concerted effort to masquerade said calculations. And using them, I've found, is like bringing a gun to a knife fight your opponent doesn't even know they are involved in.In 2016, he was charged with the 1977 murder of a woman identified in one of his photos. In 1964, after what was described as a "nervous breakdown", during which he went AWOL and hitchhiked from Fort Bragg to his mother's house, he was diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder Other diagnoses later proposed by various psychiatric experts at his trials included narcissistic personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, and (from homicide expert Vernon Geberth) malignant narcissistic personality disorder with psychopathy and sexual sadism comorbidities.
You wait for that text bubble to appear: he replies. You can read the signs; either they're dead in a ditch or their interest suddenly is elsewhere. He described his thought process as lying to himself. Most guys convince themselves that they are saving the woman they have been seeing from heartbreak by not directly saying, "It's not me; it's you." Even if they know it's not the most straight-forward move.
Naturally, I choose the latter, waiting until 11 p.m.
to "read" the text, and before I even had time to concoct a response (another 45 minutes later), I'd received two new messages under the flimsy guise of "follow ups." Mission accomplished.
Someone who is grandiose, has a lack of empathy for other people, and has a desperate need for admiration and attention is often described as having Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD.) In Greek Mythology, Narcissus was known for his own beauty and was in love with himself.
In reality, narcissism is when someone is obsessed with an idealized version of themselves, which they project to avoid facing their real, damaged self.