Anyone who has ever been married to a narcissist or involved with one, knows with 100% certainty that Tiger Woods will cheat on his wife again. Narcissists cheat because they are driven to find and sustain more and more Narcissistic Supply (NS) which they are addicted to like a drug.
According to renowned expert on narcissism, Dr. Sam Vaknin, a narcissist like Tiger Woods will:
...constantly consume [prey upon others for] adoration, admiration, approval, applause, attention and other forms of Narcissistic Supply.
When [Narcissistic Supply] is lacking or deficient, a Narcissistic Deficiency Dysphoria sets in. The narcissist then appears to be depressed, his movements slow down, his sleep patterns are disordered (he either sleeps too much or becomes insomniac), his eating patterns change (he gorges on food or is avoids it altogether). Read more...
Of Tiger's "performance" during his press conference today, body language expert Sanjay Burman tells Hollyscoop exclusively that he believes Tiger "will cheat again" and only "his references to his children were genuine."
Burman says, “Tiger’s speech was a fiasco and a complete showing of arrogance! Not only did he read verbatim but he showed no remorse, no sincerity, no emotion – his eyes were emotionless, his facial expression never changed, even the way he touched his heart and pounded on the podium seemed choreographed.
"The way his eyes darted to his mother showed paranoia about whether or not she was buying his statement. I can see this is definitely not over for Tiger and I think within two years he’ll cheat again. Only his references to his children were genuine but he’s presenting a convoluted message... Read more...
Of Tiger's wife Elin, who did not appear at the press conference, Dr. Burman said, "I think he’s more concerned with how that situation could further impact his public image and endorsement deals."
It's obvious that Tiger Woods has cheated on Elin for years and that she was aware of his infidelities. But as Woods said during his press conference, he believed he was "entitled," omnipotent and above society's rules -- classic signs of a narcissist.
Narcissists are referred to as "cold" and "unloving" in their primary relationships. When they have affairs, they attach and unattach very quickly because to them, a relationship is nothing more than a means to get Narcissistic Supply.
A narcissistic female will call and text a man several times a day leading him to believe she really likes him. Within a month she unrealistically expects him to propose to her and if he doesn't comply, or follow her script for the perfect marriage, she dumps him and moves on to the next man who she was secretly seeing all along. The cycle then repeats itself.
This need for narcissistic supply is what drove Woods to seek out so many women as forms of narcissistic supply. Like a drug addict he needs higher dosages of NS to get the same after effect. It's the reason he will cheat again because narcissists are permanently broken and they can not be fixed.
By not showing up in support of Tiger Woods today, Elin sent a strong message that she has taken all the mental abuse she's willing to take from Tiger Woods.
Sometimes it takes a significant event of this magnitude to open a woman's eyes to the abuse and realize that she can't fix him and she deserves better. I don't know for sure, but I think Elin is relieved that she is finally free.