3. A narcissist will pick any fight and someone with anxiety is always anticipating a fight.
You never actually know when a narcissist will lose their shit. And someone with anxiety expects really bad fights that result in name calling and someone leaving. A narcissist will leave which triggers abandonment issues when you have anxiety. You suddenly start clinging to people and fear fights that lead to ends.
4. A narcissist uses fear to control the situation and someone with anxiety is always afraid.
Someone with anxiety constantly walks on eggshells because they never actually know what they are going to walk into and if they will have to go into defense mode. Someone with anxiety is always nervous. The phone rings. They have to answer. If they don’t they’ll get called 12 more times. Then they’ll get threatened. Then they’ll get something taken away. A narcissist will use threats when someone does not act accordingly. So someone with anxiety is constantly on edge with every little thing.