Dating a narcissist can be a nightmare. Having a long-term relationship with them is even worse. That’s why it is important to make sure you know what you are doing before things get serious. People who suffer from a narcissistic personality disorder (aka narcissists) have this belief that they are a superior breed and hence have little or no regard for the feelings of other people. However, behind this ultra-confident front that they show, there lies a person with very fragile self-esteem who crumbles internally even at the slightest bit of criticism. The alternate persona that they tend to carry may seem highly grandiose, like a person who considers himself above everyone else, someone who is highly conceited and self-absorbed.
How to find out if you are dating a narcissist? Here are some common telltale signs to keep an eye out for. A lot of us are guilty of the below-mentioned behaviors every once in a while which is perfectly normal. However, for a pathological narcissist, they will dwell on these behaviors habitually in either several or all of the personas. They will also be unaware of or even unconcerned about the effect that their action has on other people.
LOVES TALKING ABOUT THEMSELVES
A very simple way to find out if a person is a possible narcissist or not is by listening to their talk. A person who is a pathological narcissist will love to talk about themselves all of the time and often things will be exaggerated and presented in a grandiose way. A narcissist will also likely dominate any ongoing conversation because they make for bad listeners. Some of the most common topics of conversation for the narcissists will include their personal achievements and accomplishments which is called the trophy complex. They will also talk about activities that are envy-worthy and exciting, excessive focus on materialism and looks, excessive focus on personal concerns and issues and are always putting other people down just to prove that they are superior.