10 Hidden Signs of a Narcissist
Narcissists are often thought of as people who are in love with him or herself, but this is not necessarily the case. Narcissists are in love with a made up image of themselves that they attempt to project out into the world in lieu of their true self. Most of the time, their true self is wounded and as such, they have an extraordinary feeling of inadequacy.
This is a terribly sad thing, however, it can also be dangerous and toxic. Narcissists are some of the most complicated individuals to associate with and particularly to have a relationship with. It can be troublesome because oftentimes narcissists are not easily identifiable. Many people find that they are deeply immersed in a relationship with a narcissist before they actually figure it out that their partner is a narcissist.
Narcissists don’t generally carry on in the pompous or bragging way that one would suspect. As a rule, narcissists usually come across as pleasant, alluring and even attractive. They are usually even quite fun to be with at first.
Over time however, as this person’s true narcissistic nature is revealed, things can become increasingly difficult in the relationship. The narcissist can have a profound adverse impact on your well-being. It can feel as if there is never any balance and that you’re Walking on Eggshells. The energy consumed in this type of relationship is immense and draining.
If you suspect you are in a relationship with a narcissist or someone you know is a narcissist, be on the lookout for these 10 often hidden signs. Remember that we all exhibit these behaviors from time to time. That doesn’t mean someone is a narcissist. Rather, true narcissists exhibit several of these behaviors on a chronic and habitual basis while being unaware of how their behavior is impacting those around him or her.