the accomplice who carries the dagger Almost usually, someone is aiding the narcissist. Narcissists can’t function without facilitators because they lack self-assurance and definition. An enabler encourages the narcissist’s need for control, inflated ego, and abusive conduct.
Accepting his/her version of reality, not standing up to abuse, concealing or cleaning up mistakes, defending him/her, and blaming others for his/her actions.
Partner, parent, kid, and/or sibling are common facilitators for narcissists. They may also have enabling friends, colleagues, or employees.