How to handle a new dating relationship
For one thing, more narcissism means more narcissistic relationships.
Professor Brad Bushman of the Ohio State University put it bluntly, when he said: “Narcissists are very bad relationship partners.” Studies show that in a narcissistic relationship, your partner is more likely to engage in manipulative or game playing behaviors and less likely to be committed long-term.
Narcissists, generally, do not like to be told that they are narcissists.
In fact, they often have a strong negative and volatile reaction.
There is, however, a growing portion of the population that is displaying a greater number of toxic, narcissistic traits, which are having an adverse effect on their lives and the lives of people close to them, even if they do not meet the clinical diagnosis of NPD.
Forming attachments to individuals who exhibit these negative traits often causes similar distress as a diagnosable narcissistic relationship.
Those with narcissistic personality disorder believe that they’re superior to others and have little regard for other people’s feelings.
But behind this mask of ultra-confidence lies a fragile self-esteem, vulnerable to the slightest criticism.”We live in an increasingly narcissistic world.
It is estimated that around 1% of population suffers from NPD.
Below are some common traits that a narcissistic relationship partner is likely to have: ( Why do people become narcissistic? Narcissistic people often have narcissistic parents, who offered them a build up but no real substance.
Their parents wanted them to be great, so they could be the parent of a great person, the best artist, smartest student, etc.
” If your partner is all about themselves, always needing attention and affirmation, he or she may be a narcissist.
If someone is easily slighted or over-reactive to criticism, they may also be a narcissist.