Note: Narcissists and the codependents can be any gender. In a majority of cases, narcissists are men who seek female codependent counterparts.
For the sake of this article, the narcissist will be referred to as “he” and the codependent will be referred to as “she”. These labels are not intended to be limiting. The world of psychology uses “the codependency dance” to describe the intimate relationship between two very broken, dysfunctional, opposing, but balanced people: the fixer and the people-pleaser (the codependent), and the controller and taker (the narcissist). The destructive behaviors that each one has formed throughout their childhoods and into their adult lives seem to complement each other perfectly.Read more on themindsjournal.com