There is a flash of excitement and everything seems perfect — except sometimes he exaggerates when he talks about his resume. And, you wish he wasn’t so condescending to your BFF. The bragging? Well, it is a turn-off.
Brace yourself. You may be dating a narcissist.
We’ve all run into a narcissist at some point in our lives. For decades Hollywood has loved depicting narcissistic characters — from the bratty, manipulative Scarlet O’Hara to the far more cold and ruthless Tony Soprano — because their behavior is so dramatic.
According to the Mayo Clinic, people with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) often monopolize conversations, belittle or look down on people, have a sense of entitlement, and insist on having the best of everything. And as evidenced in Scarlett O’ Hara and Tony Soprano, NPD, which tends to affect more males than females, varies from person to person on a spectrum. Some may be on the extreme end while others are in the middle.