Is He a Narcissist
He’s charming, he’s handsome, and he’s successful. He seems like the perfect catch. But there’s just one problem: he’s a narcissist. And you’re not sure if you’re ready to deal with that.
Narcissists can be difficult to spot, but there are some telltale signs. If you’re wondering whether or not the man you’re dating is a narcissist, read on for some red flags.
What Does The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Say About Personality disorders?
Personality disorders are mental disorders that affect how people think, feel, and behave. They are characterized by different types of thinking, feeling, and behaving.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is the standard classification of mental disorders used by mental health professionals in the United States.
It includes a description of each personality disorder and provides diagnostic criteria for each disorder.
What Is Narcissistic personality disorder?
A narcissistic personality disorder is a mental health condition that affects how people think, feel, and behave. People with narcissistic personality disorder may have an inflated sense of self-importance and a deep need for admiration.
They may also have a strong sense of entitlement, expect special treatment, and take advantage of others. Narcissistic personality disorder can lead to problems in work, school, or personal relationships. Treatment typically involves talk therapy and medication.
Types of Narcissism
- Grandiose narcissism
- Pathological narcissism
- Classical narcissism
- Covert narcissism
- Communal narcissism
No matter the type of narcissist the outcome is always the same…a toxic relationship.
What Is Cluster b personality disorder?
A personality disorder is a type of mental disorder in which a person has a long-term, rigid pattern of thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and ways of relating to others. Cluster b personality disorders are characterized by dramatic, overly emotional, or erratic behavior.
There are four disorders in Cluster b: antisocial personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, histrionic personality disorder, and narcissistic personality disorder. People with these disorders often have problems with relationships, work, and school. They may be impulsive and reckless, and they may engage in self-destructive behaviors.
People with cluster b personality disorders often seem charming or witty at first glance. But close relationships are often difficult for them because they tend to be manipulative, selfish, and insensitive to the needs of others. If you have a cluster b personality disorder, you may benefit from treatment with medication and/or therapy.
What Is Antisocial personality disorder?
An antisocial personality disorder is a mental health condition that causes people to act in ways that are harmful to others. People with this disorder may lie, cheat, or steal without feeling remorse. They may also be violent or aggressive.
People with antisocial personality disorder often have a history of problems with the law. They may have difficulty keeping a job or maintaining relationships. Treatment for this disorder can be difficult, but people with this condition need to get help.
Are You Dating a Narcissist
If you’re wondering whether your partner may be a narcissist, you’re not alone. Many people are drawn to narcissistic partners because they are often attractive, confident, and exciting.
But behind this mask of ultra-confidence lies a fragile self-esteem that’s vulnerable to the slightest criticism. If you suspect you might be dating a narcissist, watch out for these signs.
Narcissists are often very charming and charismatic at the beginning of a relationship. They sweep you off your feet with their romantic gestures and flattering words.
But as the relationship progresses, you start to see cracks in their façade. They may become more critical or even aggressive when they don’t get their way.
Narcissists also tend to have an inflated sense of self-importance and entitlement.
The Tell tale Signs Of Narcissistic personality disorder npd
- Self assured
- unrealistic sense
- lack of empathy
- sense of self importance
- ironically many have low self esteem
- Sense of Entitlement
- excessive admiration
- grandiose sense of self importance
- arrogant and haughty behaviors
- self importance preoccupation
- self centered
- silent treatment
- stop talking to the narcissistic supply
- exaggerating achievements
- constantly talk about his unlimited success
- always talks about his high status people and friends
- pervasive pattern
- selfie obsessed
- a constant need for validation
Signs Of Narcissistic Abuse
Narcissistic abuse is a form of emotional abuse that can have lasting effects on its victims. Though it can be difficult to identify, there are some common signs of narcissistic abuse.
Victims of narcissistic abuse may feel like they are never good enough, no matter what they do. Their abuser may constantly put them down or criticize them to keep them feeling inferior.
Many narcissist believes they have to control every aspect of their victim’s life, from what they wear to who they talk to.
Another sign of narcissistic abuse is gaslighting. This is when an abuser tries to make their victim question their own reality or memory.
Most narcissist may do this by denying things that happened, making up lies, or manipulating facts. Gaslighting can leave victims feeling confused and unsure of themselves.
It’s always someone else’s fault as to why they abused a person.
The Damage of a Narcissistic Partner: How Being in a Relationship With a Narcissist Can Impact Your Life
Narcissists love to exert control over a person. To a true narcissist, it gives them a sense of power and it boost their self image in their head, that “Hey! I’m a powerful person to be able to control another person like this.”
Narcissists tend to damage people out of a sheer desire to inflict harm.
Another person’s pain is their pleasure.
They love the drama and chaos of destroying another person’s dream and life.
You will not ever get these monsters to stop being the POS that they are.
When you are with them, they can cause you to develop a myriad of mental illnesses.
They are NOT worth being with. You can find real romantic relationships elsewhere.
How to Deal With a Narcissist: What To Do if You’re in a Relationship With a Narcissist
Dealing with a narcissist is not ever easy.
I have written an article outlining 100 ways to deal with these nutcases.
A few things you can do is:
- remain calm when you are around him
- know your self worth
- avoid his manipulation tactics
- talk to a mental health professional (don’t let them destroy your mind)
But none is more powerful than simply…walk away from them.
Stop feeding these parasites your positive and uplifting energy.
Learn to focus on your own needs and not his needs, because there will never be enough that you can give him to make him feel satisfied.
Leave Him Yesterday and Start Working On Healthy Relationships
If you suspect that he is a narcissist, leave him yesterday.
Not today or tomorrow.
Leave him yesterday!
Your real romantic relationship may be just around the corner, but you will only find him if you leave the toxic boyfriend, husband (family members), or FWB ASAP!
Narcissistic relationships never end on a good note.