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Signs your partner is Narcissistic and what to do about it.

Updated: Sep 24, 2022

Narcissism is a mental condition known as narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) whose symptoms can vary from person to person. However, there is a common similarity in everyone with NPD as they believe they are superior to, or better than everyone else. They demonstrate this in how they put others down and what they say about themselves.

Generally, Low empathy, a weak sense of self-worth, a desire for praise, and being so self centred are the major telltale signs when it comes to narcissistic people.

They operate in the 3-phase process of Idealising, devaluing and discarding. You definitely want to read till the end to get the entire picture of what we are trying to show you here.

They also try to manipulate you to believe you are the cause of problems that arise in the relationship, or that when they hurt you it is for your own good. However this is definitely unideal as it takes two to tango. There may be times when one person or the other causes an issue in the relationship but both parties always have a role to play in solving problems- together.

In this article, we show you the most common symptoms that can undoubtedly reveal if your partner is a narcissist and the good news is they all act in a similar way, so be sure to find out if the suspicion is true.

Getting yourself involved with a narcissist is like setting yourself up for constant emotional abuse but this will begin later on in the relationship after an early stage of love bombing.

Typically, Narcissist make statements like:

“This is why nobody else likes you”

“I am the only one who can love you the way you are”

“I am acting this way because i’m scared of losing you, please don’t leave me, you’re the only one I have”

"If you leave and see your friends, I'll be pissed"

"You can't do that/wear that/go out, because I said so.

“It is your fault things are this way” (It is always your fault)

“It’s all in your head”

“I did that because of what you did, you may have deserved it”

The list could go on and on but you get the picture now.

Some common symptoms that show that you may be involved with a narcissist is:

  1. Arrogance

  2. Lack of empathy

  3. An excessive need to be admired

  4. Love Bombing

  5. They have a sense on entitlement

  6. They intimidate and demean or bully people

  7. They are exploitive and manipulative

Narcissists think they are superior to others and want admiration for this, even though they have done nothing to merit it. They frequently exaggerate or flat-out lie about their accomplishments and abilities. And all you'll hear from them when they discuss their jobs or personal interactions is how terrific they are, how much they contribute, and how fortunate the people in their lives are to have them. Everyone else is at best a supporting actor because they are the undeniable star.

Do you think you may be dealing with a narcissist?

Or do you feel you may be exhibiting some of the symptoms mentioned?

At Trying therapy, we have certified therapists who are here to help you through the process of healing and having better relationships with people you care about.

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