Dating a narcissitic person
You are mesmerized when he gazes into your eyes…A relationship with a narcissist begins well.
He is charming, handsome, successful and full of compliments toward you.
Yet after a while, you discover that under the surface the relationship is hollow. This is because a true narcissist lacks inner qualities necessary for a healthy bond: empathic perspective-taking, a moral conscience, stable confidence, and the ability to be intimate and genuine with another human being.
Being in a relationship with a narcissist (especially if you don’t realize they are one) can leave you feeling worthless, emotionally exhausted, and unfulfilled.
Here’s a few signs to look for in your partner, which may signal that the person you are dating has narcissistic tendencies, and the negative effects those behaviors can have on you:1.
He poses as “The Most Interesting Man in the World.” A narcissist may initially intrigue you with his or her apparent confidence, swagger, or audacity, regaling you with stories about accomplishments, rubbing elbows with influential people, or their innumerable talents and gifts.
None of it made sense, and it was practically killing me waiting for him to return to the way it was.”Because the relationship started out so well, and because the ugly behavior seemed to come out of nowhere, even the most well adjusted people can get caught in the narcissist’s web of deceit.
Later they may realize they saw plenty of red flags but because the narcissist’s initial illusion was so fantastic, the warning signs were ignored.
They have spent their whole lives honing their skills.This person is so into you and lavishes you with attention, romance and gifts.The relationship moves very quickly and it feels like you have met "the one." Months down the road when things have settled in comfortably, things start to change.Have you ever had a situation that goes something like this?: You meet someone and it feels like the stars align.