What is Narcissism?
Narcissism is a mental disorder that causes people to have an inflated sense of self-importance, a lack of empathy for others, and a need for constant admiration. It is usually a sign of a personality disorder and is considered a malignant form of narcissism when it causes someone to harm others or cause harm to others. It is often associated with the background of other disorders such as depression, anxiety, and antisocial behavior.
15 Signs You Are In a Relationship With a Narcissist:
If you are wondering if you are in a narcissistic relationship, here are 15 tell-tale signs to identify if your partner is narcissistic.
The narcissist in your life may cause every conversation to end in an argument, no matter how hard you try to stay calm. They push your buttons to get a reaction out of you, giving them a sense of satisfaction at being able to control your emotions. It can be easier to simply avoid a conversation altogether rather than deal with the constant guessing games.
2-They Looking for condescending behavior:
Narcissistic people can be very captivating, and likable but they often put others down to highlight their own physical attractiveness, talents, or successes. Oftentimes, narcissists have low self-esteem, but they present themselves as though they are better than everyone else to hide this insecurity.
3- Conversation Hoarder:
A narcissist loves to talk about himself or herself to the exclusion of giving you a chance to contribute to the conversation. You may find it challenging to have your views and feelings heard. When you can finally interject, if your thoughts do not align with the narcissist, your comments will likely be corrected, dismissed, or outright ignored.
4-A victim mentality:
The narcissist is usually very self-centered and this can lead them to play the victim. If you have a fight with them, they will believe that it is all your fault. If you disagree with them, they may say that you are being negative.
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5- Rule Breaker:
Narcissists love to break rules and social norms, such as cutting in line. They’ll often be late to multiple appointments or break traffic laws…
Your partner may threaten you throughout the relationship, though they may not be overt with their words. You may sense that if you don’t comply with their wishes or give them what they want, there will be negative repercussions. There are times when it is easier to agree with what is wanted even if you do not agree with it, This method of controlling and manipulating one’s partner is a way of getting what they want Many people in this type of relationship forget what life was like before the manipulation started.
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7-You Feel Responsible for Everything:
Narcissists never take responsibility for their actions and they will never apologize, it’s always someone else’s fault. Narcissists don’t believe that other people are their equals, which is why apologizing would be out of the question for them.
It is likely that your narcissistic partner will never take responsibility for their actions and will always blame you. If something goes wrong, you will be held accountable, even if they are the ones to blame.
8-Lack of Boundaries:
Narcissistic individuals regularly overstep the boundaries of others and use them without thought or concern for the effect they may have. Narcissists often break promises, borrow things and don’t return them, and don’t feel bad when they cross boundaries ways they show they don’t respect other people.
9-You Feel Criticized Constantly:
If your partner is always criticizing how you look, like your weight or what you’re wearing, they might be too critical. They give you a hard time or make fun of you; this might happen behind your back or in your face.
Oftentimes, they deride others, particularly those they see as below them in some way, for example, someone they perceive as less attractive or wealthy.
10-He believes that everyone should think like him:
A narcissist believes that their opinion is the only one that matters and that everyone should think the same way as them. Their belief that they have all the answers and that everyone else is wrong can often lead to delusional behavior and thinking. This is why they’re so stubborn, can’t see things from other people’s perspectives, and are strong-willed. Their mindset is so inflexible that they cannot put themselves in someone else’s shoes or view situations from various angles to better comprehend others’ thought processes.
11-Reactive And ill-tempered:
Although they are usually extroverted, magnetic, and charming, the dark side of that is that they can be quite explosive when they’re mad about something. They can even turn into monsters. Additionally, their mood can shift dramatically and without warning. Narcissists, who tend to react emotionally and impulsively rather than being level-headed and diplomatic, can make relationships very difficult and unpredictable. Partners might agree with this person out of fear of seeming weak if they were to disagree.
A narcissist is someone who is very charming and knows how to sweep people off their feet. They might be cheating on you, but they’re very charming and know how to hide their feelings. They might have cheated multiple times, so nothing will stop them from doing it again.
13-You Can’t Rely on Your Partner:
Narcissist is known for breaking promises they make. Their promises are never certain. This leaves you feeling as though you can’t rely on them and that you have to do everything yourself.
14-You Are Isolated:
A narcissist often gains control in a relationship by isolating their partner. This control reinforces their need to have everything their way and to have their partner become fully reliant on them.
A narcissist may isolate you by controlling your use of social media and monitoring your phone calls, as well as cutting you off from friends and family, preventing you from participating in hobbies; and in some cases, it can lead to your losing your job and making you financially unstable.
Narcissists often believe that they should be receiving preferential treatment from others. Narcissists expect others to cater to their needs without being considerate in return and seeing the world in terms of them.