I Fell in Love With a Vulnerable Narcissist

Candace Ranee
4 min readNov 3, 2023

In stark contrast to the grandiose narcissist, a vulnerable narcissist has low self-esteem, is extremely self-conscious, tends to be insecure and sensitive to rejection, and requires constant validation from others.

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I was still incredibly defenseless when I finally ended my relationship with a diagnosed sociopath. I was successfully no contact and believed I was never going to be fooled…

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Candace Ranee

Candace studied Sociology at Bowling Green State University. She is a writer and a DV Survivor