‘Love bombing is excessive and inappropriately showering someone with gifts, compliments, texts, phone calls, promises, attention, or affection.’
‘It is a lack of ability to reassure oneself, and an attempt to avoid real intimacy.’
The scariest part of love bombing is that it can feel great – that’s the whole point – and thus can become harder to recognize.
Love bombing is often associated with narcissism, which exists on a spectrum and, in its more extreme form, is recognized as a mental disorder.
Previously, we were told five signs of narcissism to look out for in others, which are:
- Never taking any responsibility for their actions
- Lack of empathy
- Pathological lying
- Extreme childhood – such as being very spoilt or being estranged from parents and/or siblings