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Signs Your Partner is a Narcissist

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It’s important to remember that I’m not a licensed therapist, but I can offer some common signs that may suggest someone could have narcissistic traits. If you suspect your partner may be a narcissist, it’s advisable to seek professional advice from a therapist or counselor. Here are some signs to be aware of if you think you are suffering narcissistic abuse:

  1. Lack of Empathy: They have difficulty understanding or caring about your feelings and perspectives.
  2. Constant Need for Admiration: They require excessive praise and validation from others to maintain their self-esteem.
  3. Sense of Entitlement: They believe they are entitled to special treatment and that others should cater to their needs and wants.
  4. Manipulative Behavior: They may use manipulation, guilt, or emotional blackmail to get what they want.
  5. Grandiosity: They have an inflated sense of self-importance and may exaggerate achievements or talents.
  6. Difficulty Maintaining Relationships: They may have a history of unstable relationships, often because they struggle to maintain genuine connections.
  7. Lack of Accountability: They may struggle to take responsibility for their actions, often blaming others or external circumstances.
  8. Fragile Self-Esteem: Despite appearing confident, they may have a delicate self-esteem that is easily threatened.
  9. Jealousy and Envy: They may become jealous of others’ success or possessions and may try to undermine them.
  10. Unrealistic Expectations of Favorable Treatment: They may believe they should be treated differently or more favorably than others.
  11. Difficulty Recognizing Boundaries: They may disregard your personal boundaries and push for their own agenda.
  12. One-Sided Conversations: They may dominate conversations, often talking about themselves without showing interest in what you have to say.
  13. Projection: They may project their own faults and insecurities onto others, often accusing them of the very behaviors they exhibit.
  14. Exploitative Behavior: They may take advantage of others for personal gain, often without considering the impact on them.
  15. Lack of Genuine Interest in Others: They may show a lack of interest in your life, needs, or experiences unless it directly benefits them.

Article by Annette Tavitian

Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Counsellor

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