Most narcissists hate being on their own for long. And although they might not admit it, they need people more than most do. Narcissist don't like being vulnerable. So they don't want you to know how much they need you. Otherwise you might realise you have more power than them. And they can't have that.
It could be days, weeks, even years later. And a message pops up from your narcissist ex. They seem different this time. Like they've finally sorted themselves out. They talk about their new career. Their sobriety. How they've changed. They suggest meeting up. And stress it's only as friends. And you're naturally intrigued. Have they