Well, let me give you a few, 30 to be exact; dead give-aways you are dating a Narcissist. Time will tell, his mask will drop, that is why he is pushing for commitment, he wants to hook you before you see the real person under the facade. True love does not fade the longer you date, it grows stronger. The biggest number one without fail sign of a narcissist is how they sweep you off your feet at the beginning of the relationship.
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I happen to be somewhat of an expert when it comes to narcissists. At the age of 26, I was swept off my feet by a modern day Prince Charming. We met at a lake and within weeks he began to shower me with gifts, flowers, poems, expensive vacations, shopping sprees and affection. Things moved quickly and while I saw red flags, I chose to ignore them. There were several times than I caught him lying, but I believed his excuses.
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The mind is the most skilled Photoshopper — it can rationalize anything and paint any picture of anyone, depending on our initial perspective. There is a psychological phenomenon known as the 'confirmation bias,' where we are inclined to discard all evidence that does not align with our views, and only keep those that do. And with a potentially toxic person, they have worked to create a false positive impression to worm their way into your heart. He could be all that — the sleekest toxic people are. But underlying it, if he says things like: 'So they'll treat us better the next time,' or he has a mean mouth towards some people, and if you find yourself justifying his transactional mindset or meanness, then it's time to pause and step back.
One red flag? Ten red flags? How about an army of red flags? Well, let me give you a few, 30 to be exact; dead give-aways you are dating a Narcissist.