7 Signs You’re Dating A Narcissist
If you’ve ever been in an abusive relationship, you’re well aware that it can be both physical and emotional (even financial). Unfortunately, for many women (and men), we often don’t see the signs until it’s too late. In fact, what lies behind a mask of ultra-attractive confidence, lies a fragile self-esteem, vulnerable to the slightest criticism – and highly dependent on admiration. So, how does one differentiate between a narcissist and one displaying overt confidence? Here are 7 tell-tale signs you’re dating a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
They’re extremely charming.
According to Psychology Today, narcissistic personality disorder involves “arrogant behavior” and is often described as cocky, self-centered, manipulative, and demanding. A narcissist is convinced they “deserve special treatment.” So, it’s likely they charm the pants right off of you. They are the true definition of a “sales man,” knowing exactly what to say and when to say it, in order to get what they want.
They shower you with compliments…at first.
You’re the best thing since sliced bread in the beginning. They’ll build you up to gain your trust. But, behind all the sweet nothings, is a hint of “what’s in it for me?” His/Her restless praise (delivered charismatically, of course) may begin to make you uncomfortable and have you questioning their motives.