Are you dating a narcissist?

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According to the Mayo clinic group research, narcissistic is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance and a deep need for admiration. Find out if you’re dating this type of person.

One of the perfect examples of narcissistic behaviour is rapper Kanye West completely changed the way Kim dresses for his image. In fact, some of us have dated or in a relationship with them as it not obvious as you think to spot them. Here are ways to dictate a narcissist.

Charming

At the beginning narcissists will dine and wine you to present what they want you to think they are and making you feel like you’ve found the one. According to psychologists, while there’s absolutely nothing wrong inherently with being charming, romantic, and a good lover, the narcissist crafts these traits in order to use others. He is not really interested in you, but only what he wants to extract from you (often to fulfil an inner emptiness due to the inability to create true intimacy).

Don’t care about how you feel

Narcissists don’t care less about others feelings because they live to serve their grandiose self-image; it difficult for them to understand that feelings do exist. What they want, feel and say is all that matters to them and they don’t bother listening to what you say especially if it differs from their thoughts. According to expert Susan Heitler, narcissists think listening is like being a hockey goalie: They knock away what others say instead of letting the ideas of others enter a shared pool of information.

Don’t obey rules

Narcissists believe they are above the law that no one can tell them what to do and they enjoy violating the rules. “Narcissists suffer from what I call "Tall Man Syndrome." They feel that they are special and above others, so rules don't apply to them, say Heitler. They don’t think there’s anyone who is superior to them. Dominance over narcissist is not happening, take again rapper Kanye West he counts Jesus as one of his peers.

Talk about himself

This is the easiest way to detect a narcissist is the way he talks. He only talks about how great he is generally that how conversations go with narcissists. According to Psychologist Preston Ni, a pathological narcissist loves to talk about himself, often in exaggerated and grandiose terms. He is also someone who’s likely to dominate a conversation.

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