If someone constantly invalidates your experiences and feelings does that mean they are a narcissist?
For example, if I am really hurt by someone and I go to a friend for support and my friend always invalidates everything I tell them does that mean they lack empathy? The interaction is always confusing and the fact of the matter is always deflected. They say things like 'I'm sure he didn't mean it. That wasn't his intention. etc.' Always!
Is that a sign of narcissism? They can't feel the pain themselves or they can't see it so they dismiss it?
But they say they care then impose what they think you should feel onto you. Self-absorbed?