If you look closely enough, movies and books are filled with characters with narcissistic tendencies. Once you know these type of people exist, you will begin to see them everywhere. Perhaps the most common trait of the narcissistic personality is the insatiable appetite for the attention of others. Once the bombing has subsided, here are ten signs you have encountered a narcissistic personality.
Are You Dating a Narcissist? Here’s How to Tell
How to spot if you're dating a narcissist, and what to do about it
Here are a few of the red flags you should look out for. I recently started dating a guy who is hot AF, smart, and super charming. In the beginning, I didn't mind that he didn't ask me a lot of questions about myself — I loved listening to his stories and getting to know everything about him. Now, a few months in, it feels like the topic he's still most interested in discussing is himself. How do I know if I am dating a narcissist? First thing's first: Narcissism occurs on a continuum, and we all have narcissistic traits to some extent. If we had no narcissism at all, we would not be able to get ourselves out of bed in the morning and get ourselves dressed and looking decent.
4 signs you're dating a narcissist, and what to do about it
Do you know how to spot a narcissist? Maybe you're in a relationship with a person who seems just a little too into themselves. They may take longer than most to choose an outfit for a night out. Or, they never stop talking about praise they received at work. But when this self-obsession crosses the line from fleeting, surface-level vanity to constant and grounded narcissism, it can be seriously damaging to a relationship and possibly lead to narcissistic abuse.
Subscriber Account active since. Narcissism is a distinct personality disorder, which according to Psychology Today , is characterized by "grandiosity, a lack of empathy for other people, and a need for admiration. The traits that make narcissists so difficult to hang out with or date — like a willingness to control people and a ruthlessness in getting their needs met — also happen to make them effective at rising up the ranks. To help you figure out if you, your family member, or perhaps your boss is a narcissist, we combed through the psychology literature looking for patterns of narcissistic behavior. This is an update of an article originally written by Vivian Giang, with additional contributions by Drake Baer.