Quora Answers: Narcissistic Personality Disorder



How Can I Tell If I’m A Narcissist? How Can I Tell If My Significant Other Is A Narcissist?



If you’re concerned that you may be a narcissist, then you’re probably not.

Narcissists don’t self-reflect.

The only reason a narcissist might ask this question is to use the knowledge against his partner to convince her that she’s the one with the problem.

A narcissist will never admit to wrongdoing, even if you catch them red-handed.

They always play the victim. Always.

Their words and actions don’t match.

And their stories don’t add up.

They are compulsive liars and cheaters.

But will convince you that they’re completely faithful and honest.

In relationships, narcissists always follow a pattern of behavior that involves three stages:

1.) Idealization, which is also referred to as love-bombing;

2.) Devaluation; and

3.) Discard.

Most narcissists are never diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) because they don’t seek treatment.

They don’t think anything is wrong with them.

However, in order for someone to be considered as having NPD, they must meet 5 of these 9 criteria:

1.) An inflated sense of self-importance or grandiose behavior;

2.) Fantasies about being wealthy, famous, or influential;

3.) Exaggerating their abilities and accomplishments;

4.) Craving admiration and praise;

5.) Preoccupied with beauty, love, power, or success;

6.) Exaggerated sense of entitlement;

7.) Believes themselves to be unique or special;

8.) Exploits others for their own benefit or entertainment;

9.) Lacking empathy.


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