A narcissist may shower you with extreme affection and attention right from the beginning of the relationship, creating a sense of euphoria and emotional intensity.
Love bombers often declare their love very early in the relationship, potentially before you have had a chance to truly get to know each other.
A narcissist might excessively praise you, idealizing you to an unrealistic degree. This flattery can be used to make you feel special and gain your trust.
Extravagant gifts, surprise trips, or other grand gestures can be used to create a sense of indebtedness and loyalty.
Love bombers may bombard you with constant calls, texts, and messages, making it difficult for you to focus on anything else and creating a dependence on their attention.
Love bombing often involves quickly moving through relationship milestones, such as moving in together or talking about marriage, to deepen the emotional connection and commitment.
A narcissist may attempt to isolate you from your friends and family, making you reliant on them for emotional support and validation
Love bombers may use guilt or emotional manipulation to keep you close. They may act hurt or offended if you express independence or set boundaries.