Words are merely another manipulation tool in the world of a narcissist. Promises flow freely from their lips because they are nothing more than lies. The promise is made to sooth the situation at hand by quieting the concerns and questions. No intent exists to fulfill the promise, and eventually, actions make this clear. I cringe at my stupidity in believing past promises even after the truth was made clear and guilt followed me because of my lack of insight. In fact, my fault was placing trust in people who deserve none. Those of us who speak the truth value our word and promises, but those who spew lies and breed deceit see words as nothing but another weapon in the arsenal.