Dating narcissistic women
The American Psychological Association lists nine core traits of narcissism, but someone only needs five of these to qualify for Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD).
– Feels grandiose and self-important for reasons not supported by reality.
Umm do unattractive guys with insufficient employment and horrible personalities who think they deserve to date supermodels sound familiar to you? – Obsessed with fantasies about unlimited success, fame, power or omnipotence.
“After I travel the world and write my book I’ll sell it to Hollywood, Johnny Depp will play me, then I’ll start my business and consult, giving speeches around the world for six figures…” etc etc etc. – Believes he/she is unique and special and can be understood by and associate with only other unique or high-status people. He is so unique and rare that no one can compete with him and you probably can’t even comprehend half of the amazing thoughts he has in his head.
Narcissists don’t tend to do well in long-term relationships, and suffer from all sorts of intra- and interpersonal problems.
Unless you are a trained therapist and they have sought you directly for the purpose of assisting them with this mental disorder.If anything; while you are reeling in pain from the relationship ending he’ll take the opportunity to give you a kick in the guts a few times for good measure and make sure you and every one who knows you knows it is all your fault.If you are in phase 2 and think you are hurt and confused please believe me it is nothing compared to the excruciating pain of phase 3.You were firm but not overbearing, you flattered him but got in some good points about yourself, I can’t believe how well you handled that.” Repeat x’s 100 or however long it takes for him to stop fishing for compliments and positive analysis. He can complain and whine for hours about all of his problems, real and imagined but when you need to talk about your constantly undermining coworker or sick relative, suddenly he is busy or maybe just returns a blank stare and a “Oh I’m sure it will be fine.” kind of remark. Every relationship has a natural progression that often falls into identifiable “stages.” Just as this is true in healthy relationships, it’s also true with unhealthy ones.
Dating a narcissist is a particularly destructive relationship type to become involved in.