By Elizabeth Laura Nelson. How do you know if you're dating or in a relationship with someone who has narcissistic personality disorder? But a narcissist just wants to push your boundaries in order to break you down and feel in control. Because being a little bit self-centered now and then is normal — but if someone is consistently making you feel uncomfortable, you need to listen to your gut, and practice a little self-preservation of your own. Elizabeth Laura Nelson is a writer who focuses on dating, relationships, and love.
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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.
The Complicated Truth About Dating a Narcissist
Nobody is perfect, but you want to find a love interest who can own up to his mistakes just as well as you can. How do you know if you are dating a narcissist? Narcissism is a broad mental health disorder that makes people believe they are the most important being on the planet, according to therapists. This uncommon personality disorder was named for Narcissus , a character from Greek mythology.
First, we want to acknowledge how challenging it is to be in a relationship with someone who is a narcissist or who has narcissistic behaviors. This blog is meant to provide reflection and tools to identify narcissistic behaviors of relating to others, as well as things to consider if you think you are dating a narcissist. Relationships are hard -- but relationships with a narcissist can feel borderline impossible. If your partner struggles with Narcissistic Personality Disorder NPD , they may have an inflated sense of self-importance and a need for attention that becomes overwhelming in your relationship. Someone who has been diagnosed with NPD may have little regard for other people's feelings, making them challenging partners to be in a relationship with.