I believe I only dated a narcissist once (though I didn't know it at the time) and I can say our relationship was all games to him. My devotion to him (ugh, vomit) and my pain meant nothing. Luckily, it was my very first relationship and partner ever. Because he was the worst human being, I have been able to thoroughly avoid future narcissists and jerks. Your article is well-written, concise, and makes a lot of great points from hurtful truths.