The short answer is no, narcissists do not like to cuddle. They don’t like to be close because they are afraid of being attacked or rejected. They may also have low self-esteem and feel that they aren’t worthy of affection.
While some narcissists like to cuddle, most don’t. If you’re in a relationship with a narcissist and you’re looking for ways to show love and affection, it’s important to understand how they feel about it so that you can act appropriately.
Narcissists feel the need to be independent and separate from others because they think that being close will lead others to take advantage of them or make them vulnerable in some way. They may also fear being rejected or abandoned by someone who sees their true self — which is often a very unpleasant person with little regard for others’ feelings or needs.
Narcissists crave attention from others but don’t want anyone getting too close because they believe that people will only use them for what they can provide (emotionally, financially) — and then leave them when they no longer need them.
When a narcissist feels threatened by someone else’s needs or wants, he’ll either withdraw completely or become aggressive towards them in an attempt to control.
Last modified: November 7, 2022