(ThySistas.com) The Mayo Clinic defines narcissistic personality disorder as “a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance and a deep need for admiration”. Those with narcissistic personality disorder believe and feel that they are superior to others and have little regard for other people’s feelings. Interestingly, behind their mask of extreme confidence lies a fragile self-esteem, vulnerable to the slightest criticism.
Narcissists are very difficult to be in a relationship with and often leave their partners feeling unimportant, negative about themselves, incompetent, alone and at times just outright crazy! Initially, the partners of narcissists feel as if they are being swept off their feet as they are being showered with excessive charm and attention. As time goes on, the narcissistic partner removes their mask allowing their true self to come through.
Below are 5 signs that you may be in dating a narcissist:
1. Loves to talk about oneself. Regardless of what you have done, the narcissists has done it better and will happily tell you all
2. Lack of reliability and follow through. Most narcissist habitually fall through on promises, agreements, and appointments. This may happen on an emotional level as well where your partner is there for you one minute and gone the next. If you observe a pattern of inconsistency between what your partner says and what your partner actually does, you may be dealing with a narcissist.
3. Entitlement. The world and everything in it revolves around the narcissist, or so they believe it does. They expect people to cater to their every need yet feel it is unnecessary to give the same in return.
4. They lack empathy. Narcissist sympathize rather than empathize, which means they lack the ability to step into someone else’s shoes feel what they might feel. Their childhood experiences with a narcissistic parent has damaged their ability to empathize. Your hurt should not exist if they do not feel it. Only the feelings felt by the narcissist is considered valid.
5. It’s always your fault. Anything that goes wrong in the narcissists life will end up being your fault. If they aren’t succeeding and thriving at work or if something is going on within the relationship, you will be blamed for it. You will even find yourself apologizing for everything. Narcissists have fragile egos and cannot bear to have anything be their fault.
The worst outcome of being with a narcissist partner, is that you lose your sense of self. The narcissist preys on your vulnerability. They project only to turn around and deflect blame in a cunning fashion. The narcissists will have you questioning your self-worth and purpose of being. You will begin to think that something is wrong with you. Emotional abuse is just as bad as physical abuse, get out early.
Staff Writer; Dina Tuff
333rd Eye Healing Temple
Reconnecting Consciousness to Magick
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