For all their love of mirrors, narcissistic people engage in little to no self-reflection.
I guess this all started with the myth and legend. Narcissus gazing upon himself never realizing what was him and what was reflection.
The irony between narcissists love of their reflection and their complete inability to see themselves clearly is completely lost on the narcissist.
Because narcissists can not (or are unwilling) to see their own reflection, they, thus by definition, can not self-reflect.
You or I may be engaged in any number of situations in life and will self-reflect either in the moment or much later on what it all meant and the role we played within the engagement.
This is an impossible task for a narcissist. Narcissists do not see “self” in any situation.
Their gaze turns only outwards, a narcissistic light sweeping over the land.
They are the viewer only in relation to others, never in relation to self.
Nothing is ever the narcissist’s fault, for it can not be. They are only present in mere reflection.