Cheating on the Narcissist


I know, I know, who would do such a thing, but it does happen. Not often, but it does. How do we react to this in case it was something that you were considering doing?

To begin with, it is worthwhile explaining however just how rare it is to find that our victims are willing to cheat on us. There are several reasons for this:-

  1. During the seduction period there is absolutely no reason to do so. This is exciting, wonderful, love at its finest (apparently) and because of this golden period, cheating on this amazing person who has come into your life would be like cutting off your right arm. Pointless.
  2. The empathic traits of honesty and decency mean that cheating is anathema to the victim.
  3. The empathic traits of being a love devotee and someone who believes in fixing and healing means that the victim would rather address the problems (in the mistaken belief that they can be cured)  with the narcissist that go elsewhere.
  4. The desire to return to the golden period means that the victim does not want to do anything whereby they will lose our kind. Instead, they want to cling on in the hope of matters improving.
  5. Many empathic individuals subscribe to the concept of two wrongs not making a right.
  6. Being a truth seeker, the empathic victim finds themself unable to contemplate behaving in a deceitful manner through cheating.

These factors all militate against the victim cheating on the narcissist. Nevertheless, if on the rare occasions it does happen, what is the reaction of each school of narcissist?

As you should have anticipated, the revelation of your being unfaithful to us is a massive criticism. This tells us in no uncertain terms, that you regard somebody as superior to us. You are our primary source. You belong to us. Yes, we, through our sense of entitlement and lack of accountability will do as we please, but you cannot. We are hugely hypocritical as we commit numerous acts of infidelity, but you must not. Any external observer, though reluctant to sanction such a transgression, would undoubtedly understand why the victim has done so given the onslaught of abuse perpetrated by our kind. That is no excuse or reason in our eyes.

A normal person would be upset and would most likely have cause to wonder why the other person has behaved in such a manner. Leaving aside instances where a person is dealing with a narcissist who is unfaithful, ordinarily the cuckolded individual will wonder why this has happened? Is there something deficient in the relationship? Does something need to be addressed and resolved?

Not us.

You should be kneeling before us on a daily basis and giving thanks for being chosen by us to be our primary source. For you to be unfaithful and cheat on us creates a huge wound. We are made to feel worthless, inferior and desperate. You have acted against us, you have operated beyond our control and you have criticised us. All of the matters which are of prime concern to us – status, omnipotence, power and control – have been eroded by your behaviour. You are a traitor. A base and venal traitor who has been corrupted by some outside and interfering agent. You have thrown everything we have done back in our faces (as we of course conveniently forget everything that we have done to you) and we hate you.

Such an act is one which ignites our fury as we now desperately require fuel to heal the huge wound that you have caused. This is no minor abrasion. This is a savage and deep strike which threatens to topple us.

The Lesser will respond in a furious display of his ignited fury. You will be physically attacked and beaten. You will be forced to identify who the other party is and as the Lesser of our kind drinks in the fuel from your tears and terror, it will not be enough. He will seek out the other party and assault them as well. Property will be destroyed, windows put through, car tyres slashed, rooms wrecked as the Lesser spirals out of control. He becomes a frenzied whirlwind which will kick out at anybody and everybody around him, but most of all you. Cheating on a Lesser carries with is a considerable risk of serious physical injury, even death as he loses control in an instant and cannot regain it. The extent of the wounding is so substantial that the fuel demand rockets. You can expect to be beaten unconscious and for the Lesser to wait until you have regained consciousness to assault you again. This brutality will be sustained and wide-ranging. It is only when fuel has been obtained from you and others that the Lesser’s inferno like rage will abate. He will then depart and seek out an intimate partner tertiary source (such as a prostitute) or an intimate partner secondary source (an ongoing prospect or find one) as he continues his punishment of you by having sex with somebody else. He will return and if you have not made good your escape by this point he will use your infidelity as a repeated stick (both figuratively and literally) to beat you with on a repeated basis thereafter, since each time he looks on you he will be reminded of your infidelity.

The Mid-Ranger will also lose control on learning of your infidelity. Whereas the Lesser will adopt an all-out assault, the Mid-Range will alternate between attacking you and wanting you feel guilty. He will want to talk the matter through as he struggles to comprehend how someone could this to him after everything that he has done. He will keep you up all night as he takes an almost masochistic delight in cross-examining you about every detail of what has happened. He will want to know who, what he does, where you met, how many times, whether the sex was good or not, did you use protection, why did you do it, why he is not good enough. The questions will be like machine gun fire, spat at you as he forces you to explain yourself. He will weep and then slap you. He will provide you with a litany of his good points (rejecting any suggestion of his failings being a catalyst for what you have done) and then spit at you. He will tell you that you should leave but he will not do it because he wants you to suffer. He wants you to look on his apparently heart-broken face and feel guilt and boy does he know that you do guilt. He wants to relish in your discomfort, your heart felt remorse as he gains fuel from your upset, your sympathy and your apologies.

Ever the attention-seeker from the crowd you can expect the Mid-Ranger to call your parents, your friends, your colleagues and anybody else he can think of to tell them about what you have done. He will stand on the telephone as he declares how hard hit is he by your awful behaviour and you will listen. He will organise a crisis committee and ensure several people immediately come to the house as you are put on trial again. He will relish in receiving the sympathy of others and the downcast looks as shame washes over you. No matter how justified you might have felt at seeking the attentions of another, the Mid-Ranger will keep at you until you break and sobbing wail your sorrow.

The Mid-Ranger will use this as evidence of you being a sex addict, that there is something wrong with you and insist that you attend a doctor of go to therapy to address this. He will not cast you aside as he wants you to do penance for your crime. He won’t confront the person you were unfaithful with, he is too much of a coward to do so but will rather ensure that your infidelity is used as a method of control. Thus, if you slept with a neighbour, you have to move house. If it is a friend, you see him no more and none of the associated social circle. You are placed on a curfew, not being allowed to go out for months on end in a social sense. If a colleague, you must move jobs. The Mid-Ranger will want you to work at repairing the marriage or relationship but he will not address his faults. Not at all. It will be all about making you improve.

The Greater is likely to know about your infidelity before you admit it. His extensive desire to control and his reliance on monitoring your movements through technology and his network of spying lieutenants means he will compile a dossier of information. In such an instance, where the Greater, aided by his own sense of paranoia, has suspicions, he will be able to keep his control in check and we shall return in a moment to how he responds when he has gotten wind of your cheating.

If he has not realised and you confess then the Greater will not be able to control his ignited fury either. He will erupt and it is in this instance that the Greater is likely to use physical or sexual violence against his primary source. His pain from the criticism is substantial but what actually tips him over the edge is the fact that he had not realised and he ought to have done so. His sense of being all-knowing and all-powerful is mortally wounded by your behaviour and this is just as bad as the fact that you have sought solace in the arms of the other. His usual substantial control will be lost and his malicious fury will be vented against you. You are likely to be attacked and then ejected from the property. All attempts to mollify him, to apologise, to try and make things right will be rejected. He will need a fierce burst of fuel from this one explosion and once it has been received he will assert his control again. From that point he does not need fuel from you. Indeed, you are no persona non grata. He will discard you and turn to another, embedding the prospective primary source as quick as possible in a show of defiance but it will not end there. You will be subjected to malign hoovers as he punishes you. He does not want you. You are soiled goods, tarnished, but he will not let you forget what you did and thus you will be smeared and subjected to a vicious campaign of malign hoovers.

If the Greater has worked out what you are up to, his delight at gathering this information (and thus reinforcing his cunning, guile and superiority) means that he can maintain control. Instead he will plot and plan. He will be quietly smearing you behind the scenes. He will be scheming to unveil your infidelity and to shame you. It is likely that he will use your birthday, an anniversary or an impromptu get together with friends and family so that he can have a grand audience for your execution. He will strike when you least expect it and the evidence that he has acquired (and he will go to considerable lengths to obtain it) will be unveiled on the big screen to all assembled. Thus, hidden video footage of you giving a blow job to your paramour in the house you shared with the narcissist will be shown. A slide show of the texts you pinged back and forth will be compiled after your ‘phone was breached. A recording of your conversations will be replayed (and suitably edited to make you sound even worse) to all of those who are gathered.

As the tears of shame trickle down your face, the Greater will revel in your downfall and the shocked and disgusted reactions of all around you. He will cement the façade and have you cast as the whore, the scarlet woman and the ungrateful bitch. Try pinning the blame on the Greater when your family and friends have witnessed two minutes of you being pounded by the neighbour on the marital bed. You have no chance.

Following this shaming, you will be discarded, a new primary source already primed and waiting in the wings and then the malign hoover campaign will begin, aided and abetted by our coterie, our Lieutenants and the now converted and disgusted third parties. You receive the equivalent of being tarred and feathered.

19 thoughts on “Cheating on the Narcissist

  1. blondie says:

    Then my experience was weird, but maybe he had my number. it’s kinda long so I’ll shorten it. I was trying to effect an escape,I was hoping for an immediate discard but was expecting a physical attack. I had become stronger physically than him at the time and thought it would escalate completely , and i may be able to claim self defense. (I was counting on the same treatment I was getting when he was accusing me of whoring around when I wasn’t) He acted towards me as if nothing was amiss, even with a new opened pack of condoms on the dresser.
    I guess he didn’t want to spoil his vacation and needed me to schlep luggage and be the perfect wife in front of his friends. Damn trip was like a second honeymoon, 2 days into the trip though, he had a loud angry phone conversation with the fellow, while I was standing outside the room door having a smoke. Maybe he wanted me to hear but I was not standing in his sight line.When I came back in, he smiled and asked if I was ready to go meet friends for dinner. I was worried, but he never said a word about it. When we returned at the end of the month, the fellow was nowhere to be found.Moved and phone number disconnected. And he took the narcs current minion/lieutenant/girlfriend with him. That made me giggle a little, and I always wondered when that episode was gonna comeback and bite me in the ass.Never happened though.

    1. blondie says:

      The other thing was he never accused me of cheating again, and he had denied me sex for 13 years at that point. He still wouldn’t have sex with me and claimed impotence, but no more accusations of cheating.

  2. Why Not says:

    The only time I cheated on him was during the seduction period which fell into the shade of bronze. I had the gut instinct not to get too attached to him, so I thought another lover on the side might prevent me from it. After a while I gave up and suck with him only. I don’t think he ever imagined me doing so.

  3. curious codependent says:

    Can a cerebral narcissist be a lesser? I think I read somewhere that they can’t but I might be mistaken.

    1. HG Tudor says:

      No they cannot. The Lesser school has a low cognitive function that does not accord with Cerebral status. Whilst the Upper Lesser is not thick and indeed has some street smarts, savvy and guile, he still would not fall within being Cerebral.

  4. Narc affair says:

    I was watching a documentary on oj simpsons court case last night and he most definitely was a greater narcissist. I dont think it was proven but his wife supposedly cheated on him. He ended up killing both her and her lover. Theres no doubt in my mind he did it. Given his celeb status and money its no wonder he was able to beat the system. He had a history of abuse and knew hed have a good chance getting away with it.

    1. Adele says:

      Does a greater narcissist ever attract another mid range or lesser narcissist or would that never happen ?

      1. HG Tudor says:

        They do for a variety of reasons.

  5. whataboutnietzscheetal says:

    … “systems theory”, darwinism – who copes best, doesn’t win? “Self” … Have to smile right now …

  6. Twilight says:

    Cheating has always been one of those things I just can not comprehend on why do it, for them I understand now it is for fuel not sex, yet for us if you have committed to a person and feel the need to get attention from another break up ( something is wrong at this point) or just don’t be in a committed relationship if you enjoy the attention from many, or it is an agreement from the start to have an open relationship. I just see many other solutions then sneaking behind another’s back and cheating. To me this is but another form of a lie.
    This is strckly my opinion

  7. P says:

    Parasitical power can adapt itself to any social system and subjectivity, but it can’t be the thing it hunts. The narc likes to believe they’ve transcended social mores and structures to be Master of it all, but the truth is, they’ve got no entry point into the self. They wouldn’t know their elbow from their left sock.

    1. Yolo says:

      Causation (Narcs) and Effects (Empaths). Simple…

  8. MsSevyn says:

    Is it possible to cheat on an N? I called it retaliation. 🙂

    1. Sister Sam says:

      Agreed! It is deserved and most fulfilling. The first true joy, I’d known in years. Him scampering, around so smug and secure, me knowing all about his authentic, filthy, lying,self. He having no idea what I was up too and what pleasure and gratification, I was obtaining , physically and mentally. The power was incredible, weeks later I’m still high off the rush. Watching him crumble, grasp at straws, trying to “out do” me by actually, calling his newest , supply and telling her to “tell me” all that they had been up to. Trying to show me photos of places that they had recently , visited together.The desperation he was feeling was palpable , he stunk of it. “Retaliation” yes, that’s the word and the best way to cut all ties without looking back. I wouldn’t change a thing because those first few minutes of him realizing, that the tide had turned was (almost) worth all the wasted time, I spent on and with, him.

  9. P says:

    This is just conservative misogyny, it’s not a realistic portrayal of women or ’empaths’ – which itself is a non-term. The black&white thinking of mr narc, makes him want to believe that he’s a super bad villain and empaths and stupid and good. But people and situations are more complex than that. Love isn’t just defined by consumerism and having emotions doesn’t make everyone naive. Narcs are infantile people who are psychologically impaired and suffer from dellusional thinking.

  10. Yolo says:

    It doesn’t matter if they are a lesser, mid or greater the malignant behaviours alone will make you wish you hadn’t cheated. Its a life sentence with no possibility of parole.

    1. Anonymous says:

      A part of me still wishes I had cheated on him. Just because I think it would make me feel like I’m not the only one who was betrayed. Of course my integrity would never allow me to cheat on anyone though. It really annoys me because he went out of his way to find women and I had several proposals during the relationship and never even considered them. I think what really annoys me is that I was nothing but an awesome girlfriend and he’s an ungrateful bastard.

      1. Yolo says:

        The best part is you are still awesome, integrity intact, and he is and will always be an ungrateful, unfulfilled, loser trying to set fire to rain. 😊

        You have your whole life to live and better chance of not being ensnared by these types again.

        Choices after being empowered:

        Move on work on self create healthier boundaries


        Mental Institution

        Trapped back in the devils den


        Denial, stuck, resentment and hopeless.

        The train may stop at at least one before we we make it to the first stop. Good ole, conductor HG will be here to guide us back.😊

  11. CP says:

    This cracked me up. My narcissist reacted with fury. I needed some love and he never gave it except to someone else all the time. He literally flipped, raged, and remarried within 3 months of our divorce. I was so grateful he had another victim, and would finally leave us alone; the kids and me.My life is fabulous now except for the fact I just never understood the cruelty he dished out to us all.

Vent Your Spleen! (Please see the Rules in Formal Info)

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.