What to do if your dating a narcissist
Narcissism is a real thing, and it goes way beyond being slightly self-involved.We all have our moments of being obsessed with our own dramas, but there comes a point when it’s more than a phase. First off, never make the error in thinking you can change them or help them.Every relationship has its ups and downs, regardless of how mentally stable — or unstable — each person is. Make no mistake — this is a personality and mental disorder and a mental health care professional can help them, but only if they want the help.
Understanding or experiencing intimacy and love within the context of a balanced and healthy relationship is not on the agenda of a narcissist. If you suspect you might be dating a narcissist, there are plenty of tell-tale signs. Narcissists are known for talking about themselves… Therefore, everything that happens has to do with him in some way, and anything he doesn’t agree with or can’t associate with himself is swept aside quickly.If you can’t remember the last time you got a good word in about, well, sorry.Since narcissists spend all of their time being completely self-involved, he’s not going to be real moved by your totally valid accusation against him.
Narcissists just don’t care about your feelings the way most people do.
(And yes, there's a genetic component to the condition.) What this means is that you are all but certain to encounter narcissists, at any given time, on any given day. Here are five places narcissists lurk—and what you should do when you find them. He—or increasingly, she—is the boorish, bullying, arrogant, blame-laying, credit-grabbing monster who haunts your days. According to one 2007 study by the polling firm Zogby International, 37 percent of all workers in the U. have at some point been bullied on the job—or, a whopping 54 million people, when you calculate from a conservative estimate of the size of the workforce. And while clinical narcissists represent only about 2.35 percent of the overall population, they are overrepresented in corner offices.