Relationships: 6 red flags that you are dating a narcissist

Relationships: 6 red flags that you are dating a narcissist

By Davis Muli

Relationships: 6 red flags that you are dating a narcissist

Relationships nowadays have become so causal to the point where people do not take time to understand and learn about their partner before they enter in a marriage. This has resulted in so many broken marriages. According to statistics, people who do not take courtship seriously never celebrate their 5th marriage anniversary.

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However, for those who do, marriage is pure bliss for them. Away from that, in the dating scene, people can pretend but the good thing is that they cannot pretend for so long. Here are red flags that you might be dating a narcissist.

  1. They are romantic

People are drawn to narcissists because they can be charming and charismatic. They fall in love very quickly, they have never loved anyone like they love you, and you are perfect in their eyes. They have so many of the same interests, love everything you love, wine and dine you, they can’t get enough of you, more than likely it is the most romantic relationship you have ever had.

Narcissist

Narcissist

  1. Extremely caring and understanding

They want to know everything about you, very interested in learning about your childhood, your hopes and dreams, your past relationships. They will reveal a few of their indiscretions and weaknesses so you feel safe being open and honest. They always want to get to know you alright, just not for the reason you think. They are arming their arsenal with ammo for later down the road to use against you. By sharing some of their faults they make you think they are honest.

  1. Always acting like the victim

Narcissism is also characterized by extreme self-centredness. Anything that is outside the narcissist’s experience or that contradicts his or her beliefs is wrong, foolish, or crazy. For this reason, a conflict with a narcissist is almost certain to end with all the blame being directed to you.

  1. They lie and keep secrets

A narcissist gets caught in lies. He or she keeps secrets from those closest to them and lies about certain aspects of their life. Someone who has integrity and values honesty won’t mind you digging into their background to verify what is said. A narcissist, on the other hand, has much to hide and will attack you if you ask for transparency by blaming you for not being trusting or calling you “crazy.”

  1. Arrogance

Narcissists feel superior to other people, and can be rude or abusive when don’t get what they want. This is revealed in their behavior and how they talk about themselves and others.

  1. Entitlement

This trait is a give-away. It reveals how narcissists think that they’re the center of the universe. They not only believe they’re special and superior to others, but also that they deserve special treatment and that rules don’t apply to them.

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