Narcissistic Personalities: 14 Obvious Signs Your Partner Is A NarcissistNarcissistic personalities exist on a whole spectrum and can go from being a little too vain and wrapped up in physical appearance to being unable to have any empathy for others, including romantic partners. When you are in love with someone, it can be hard and sometimes even next to impossible to pick up on said traits. Are you with a narcissist?
Being with a total narcissist can only end one way - BADLY! Is your partner a narcissist? Narcissistic personalities can be difficult to pick up on, which is why we're here to help decide whether you are in a toxic relationship with a narcissist.
Are you with a narcissist?
Narcissist definition: A narcissist is someone who has excessive interest or admiration for themselves! Does your partner have a narcissistic personality?
In the classic sense of the word, a narcissist is a very self-consumed and self-conceited person, which translates into narcissistic partners not having much time for anyone else in their lives, let alone for trying to make a relationship work.
‘Me, me, me’
Narcissists have a hard time contemplating the thought that anyone else might be going through a bad time or might have problems of their own. Narcissists struggle being there for their partners in times of need.
Need for perfection
Narcissists have a need for everything around them to be perfect, including their partners, who by the way they won’t hesitate to try and improve. Narcissists try and mold their partners into a better version of their original selves.
Air of superiority
One of the most common signs of being in a relationship with a narcissist is the air of superiority they give off and the ‘I know best’ attitude. If your partner has a hard time letting you make decisions on your own, then you could be with a narcissist.
Drama, drama, drama
If your SO can’t get enough of the drama and loves nothing more than being the center of attention then you could very possibly be with a narcissist!
Lack of boundaries
If your partner doesn’t seem to respect your boundaries and often over steps the mark with you, without apologizing afterwards, then they could very well be a narcissist.
Because narcissists think they know better than everyone else, they love to control and micromanage everything in their lives, including their partners and relationships.
Lack of empathy
One of the main traits of a narcissistic characters is never feeling bad about things and being too proud to apologize for your wrongdoings. Does this sound familiar?
A narcissist’s favorite pastime is talking about themselves, their achievements and basically anything that relates to them and how fabulous they are! Two-way conversations are a no-go, even when they are with their partners!
Real narcissists only ever show interest in themselves and will frequently interrupt conversations to bring the spotlight back onto themselves. They want to be the stars of the show!
Narcissists love breaking the rules and pushing their partners to do the same. Essentially they think of themselves as above respecting the same social norms as other people.
Many narcissists are huge charmers and love winning people over with their powers of persuasion. Ever feel like your partner manipulates you by playing with your emotions?
Real narcissists can’t help but spread negative emotions around to gain their partner’s undivided attention and sympathy. If you disagree with them, you can expect a huge childlike tantrum.