Understanding the Fuel Matrix



All narcissists have fuel matrices and you need to understand where you fit into that fuel matrix and how that particular matrix functions as part of protecting yourself.

This Logic Bulletin takes you through :-

1. The Fuel Matrices of all sub schools of narcissist. This includes updated and expanded information about the Upper Lesser Type A and Upper Lesser Type B Narcissists, plus the Middle Mid Range Type A and Type B Narcissists.

2. What the Fuel Matrices look like, their size, the nature of the matrices and who sits in them.

3. How the relevant narcissist of each sub school relies on the individuals in the Fuel Matrix

4. What the Virtual Fuel Matrix is and how it operates.

5. How a Long Distance Appliance fits into it the narcissist fuel matrix and how that functions.

6. Detailed descriptions of each sub-school of narcissist, their behaviours and actions to increase your understanding of the different types of narcissist. This is a comprehensive expansion which will help you understand a lot more about the way different sub schools of narcissist operate.

A fascinating and educational exploration of the fuel matrix and the interaction between you and the narcissist, this is essential to know how the narcissist behaves so you can ensure your No Contact Regime is as effective as possible. It is also advanced reading for those who feel they are well-acquainted with the narcissistic dynamic from their existing reading and consultations.

This extensive Logic Bulletin is available at just US $ 10 and is a bulletin you will read several times and refer to often and can be obtained here

53 thoughts on “Understanding the Fuel Matrix

  1. MH says:

    Chills ran down my spine as I read this.

  2. ANM says:

    I appreciate your personal opinion BiBi

  3. Hangsen says:

    Hello HG, how does your body experience receiving fuel? As in what does fuel feel like for you?

    1. HG Tudor says:


  4. ANM says:

    Melania Trump is a Midranger. Trump is a Greater. HG, what is your take on Sarah Huckabee Sanders? She is the only one from the Trump administration that I admire. Do you assess that she is a Super Empath or a Narcissist?

    1. Bibi says:

      Trump is an Upper Lesser. He is not a Greater. Bill Clinton would be a Greater.

      Sanders is a dope. She continually speaks like she works at a morgue and seems to have the IQ of a shoe. Everything she says is scripted and she has no ideas of her own.

      Melania strikes me as someone stuck in a really shitty marriage. She has been bullied by her husband who likely uses their kid as a threat–‘You’ll never see him again if you leave me…’

      That sort of thing. That’s Washington. Welcome to the Monkey House.

      1. BC30 says:

        I’m anxious to watch Melania during and after the Trump-Biden transition.

    2. Sarah says:

      Omg! Really? Political crap? Holy crap you can’t escape it. People are completely paycho about Trump. Sarah Huckabee Sanders? Who cares? Is there not one sacred place away from Anti Trump psychos?

    3. BC30 says:

      Trump is a Lesser. So gross.

  5. Mila says:

    Thank you for your explanation, HG – it’s very thorough and provides complete clarity about the subject matter. I am so impressed with how well you understand various types of narcissists. It gives me an ability to identify them now – unfortunately, I am surrounded by them everywhere :).

    My ex was an Upper Greater Narcissist (yeah, lucky me …). I have established a complete no contact with him a few years ago. But the years that we spent together had a horrific impact on me. Looking back, I don’t know how I was able to survive – he put me through pure hell. I’m doing better, but still can’t block the pain inside of me.

    Thank you for all your articles, HG. It has been very helpful for me in the last few months.

  6. EmP says:

    By the way HG, your UGN profiling made me think of an old Professor of mine, well-known jurist, self-declared dormant Freemason, suspected of committing various administrative crimes (but never held accountable for any of them), repeatedly accused of nepotism, incredibly charming and seriously, seriously terrifying.

    I believe his first wife killed herself.

    1. HG Tudor says:

      Sounds accurate.

  7. NarcAngel says:


    Agreed. Fuel is an excellent book and is the best place to start to be able to get the most out of HG’s articles. Fuel, Fury, Sitting Target, and Sex and The Narcissist should be a boxed set and advertised as the Empath Educational Starter Series in my view (and seriously-so affordable). Reading those helps everything after fall into place much quicker and easier.

    1. HG Tudor says:

      Thank you NA.

    2. W says:

      I read Sex first LOL . I’ll read Fury next I expect
      I’ve read like, 6 of them already
      All brilliant
      I must say HG, explaining the pillars in Revenge was crucial information, regardless of whether one wants revenge or not, have you done an article on the pillars?

      1. HG Tudor says:

        No, I haven’t W.

  8. Luna says:

    Hmm…so only a small minority of narcissists have the capacity to become self-aware.

    HG, do you think this is the same for every personality disorder (only a small minority can accept/understand their condition), or are narcissists in particular generally prone to denial?

    1. HG Tudor says:

      I do not have expertise in other disorders. I notice that those with BPD have a lot more people who are aware of their behaviour but this is purely an anecdotal observation and has no statistical weight.

  9. EmP says:

    Good morning HG,

    I am revisiting your article (surprise, surprise!).

    A few questions that I would love you to answer:
    Why would a Greater narcissist choose another narcissist as his IPPS?
    Wouldn’t an empath serve his needs better? Wouldn’t the narcissistic IPPS be too focused on themselves?


    1. HG Tudor says:

      A Greater may choose another narcissist as IPPS because there would be significant character traits and especially residual benefits in doing so. There will be fuel, but of course, not as effective as an empath, however, the Greater will have an extensive fuel matrix and therefore he is not going to without. In essence he trades optimum fuel provision of an empath for the considerable advantages that are achieved for the second and third of the prime aims. Thus, you may have a Greater who selects another narcissist who is well-connected politically which segues beautifully with the business acumen of the Greater. He also has a stable of IPSSs who he rotates and thus there is no issue with regard to fuel. The Greater may well select a Mid Ranger who of course does not know who she is, but she feeds off the fuel the Greater will provide, fuel from the people she meets because of him and of course the additional benefits he provides (let’s say wealth). There will be turbulence, naturally, but it can and does happen.

      1. Alexissmith2016 says:

        Oh this is incredibly helpful HG!

        1. HG Tudor says:


      2. Alexissmith2016 says:

        Thank you

      3. EmP says:

        Thank you for the clear and detailed explanation HG.

        You offer a whole new perspective on the concept of Relationship Compatibility.

        Now I know that I know nothing.

        1. HG Tudor says:

          You are most welcome.

      4. Bibi says:

        Now this makes sense why many politicians have materialistic ‘trophy wives’ who are bitchy and selfish. (Thinking of that terrible woman married to that Munchin guy.)

        I am not even going to Google the correct spelling but his wife is a horrible somatic/elitist narcissist who brags about all her designer brands when they visit poverty stricken places. It’s class, I tell you. Real class.

        1. HG Tudor says:


          I am curious as to who Munchin is now?!

      5. Mila says:

        I’m thinking about Bill and Hilllary Clinton as a perfect example. Who do you think was the lead Greater in their relationship? I suspect it was Hillary.

        1. HG Tudor says:

          Wait and see. The Clintons will be getting the “Very” treatment.

      6. Bibi says:

        HG, I Googled for you. Correct spelling is ‘Mnuchin’.

        His wife is a–. Fuck. This. Bitch. She is a 3rd rate actress who married the politician and is a complete elitist/somatic narc. She regularly brags about her designer clothes and money when visiting the underprivileged, and she is patronizing and condescending.

        And then there was an article about her in a magazine where she spoke about her workout routine, wore fancy high heels and no pants.

        No subtlety. I didn’t want to look her up because she is so horrible and just…yuck.

        But if you look her up–yes she is attractive in that bleached blonde rich brat sort of way but so the fuck what? Being that you prefer empaths, could you ever imagine yourself with someone like her?

        In other words, could such an ostentatious narcissist as she ‘do it’ for you or would her fuel be so shitty that it would not be worth the time?

        When I saw her shit I eventually noted this, ready to ask you this eventually.

      7. Bibi says:

        Louise Linton is her name. Bleh!

      8. Sarah says:

        bibi uh excuse me there are many emplaths who are considered “trophy wives” just because someone is good looking and with a narc hardly makes them selfish and bitchy. I have had 2 narcs in my life time and they have both had a spectacular portfolio of gorgeous decent women. All of whom would have been considered by outward appearance as “trophy wives”

        1. NarcAngel says:

          Haha-a spectacular portfolio. Who wouldnt want to be part of that? No red flags there.……

  10. Sniglet says:

    No matter how much of a Machiavellian, a schemer and an intelligent planner a UGN is (presumably other narcs too), everybody knows with 100% certainty that his ‘unerring’ sense of pray never seems to lead him to that magnificent single source of supertaker to fuel him for a lifetime satisfactorily, with zero letdowns and zero need to look further.

  11. W says:

    Reading “Fuel” nailed it for me. I was able to grasp the narc worldview intellectually enough to but “Fuel” mad me go “OHHHHHHH. GOT IT.”
    Explains why my (you said MMR but I swear he’s more UMR but that’s due to detail I left out however you’re the best so whatever,)– REGARDLESS- he was always so rushed and frenetic, especially in the morning. Can’t wait to get out and socialize. Online ASAP and right before bed too .
    “Fuel” totally explained his energy levels, the rise and dips during the day, all,of it
    Amazing book.

  12. CC says:

    I am with Bibi, I can’t stay away but you sure frighten me!! Never want to meet.

    Is Ultra like a super charged Upper Greater?

    I think my own father is off the charts. Upper greater hits it, but misses much of the nuance. He has a lot of control and scares the hell out of me too. I have made him angry and I am in his sights and I know it won’t end til he dies. He’s wants to destroy me. Your site continues to give me the strength to not respond to the hoovers. Thank you.

    1. HG Tudor says:

      Effectively, yes.

    2. Bibi says:

      He’d be fun to discuss books with. If HG is a great white, then I am a puffer fish. So cute and puffable.

      1. Twilight says:


        Pufferfish are cute, yet I think of Megaladon if HG was a shark.

  13. EmP says:

    HG’s umpteenth masterpiece.

  14. Bibi says:

    HG, which one of these are you? Upper? If you have have mentioned this before, I must have overlooked it.

    1. HG Tudor says:

      I am an Ultra.

      1. Bibi says:

        You frighten me. I love it.

        1. HG Tudor says:

          By keeping that in mind Bibi, it will be to your advantage.

      2. W says:

        What’s an ultra or are you the first one lol

        1. HG Tudor says:

          I am the first one, naturally.

          1. Caroline says:

            Meaning you’re an Upper…but a super-duper Upper, right?

          2. HG Tudor says:

            That’s me.

          3. MLA - Clarece says:

            Do Dr. E and Dr. O concur that you are an Ultra?

      3. strongerwendy says:

        Yes, must remember to be frightened – not just numbed.

  15. W says:

    HG, I’m attempting to have a quick grasp of the self awareness of all three schools
    Would you agree with the following ?

    Lesser – no idea what they are or why they do what they do
    Mid-range – no idea what they are, but some idea of why they do what they do
    Upper – knows what they are (other partially or fully) ,& why/what they do.

    1. HG Tudor says:


  16. Caroline says:

    Thanks for the rerun of this. I had my Greater categories mixed up! Now I am finally fairly certain of which one “my” narcissist is.

    Over time, it pays for me to re-read many of these posts. I guess I’m often multitasking & not always fully paying attention. *_*

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