5 Ways to Spot Narcissistic Behavior

You’ve probably heard of narcissists—people who have an inflated sense of their own importance. If your partner fits the below description, they may be a narcissist. Here are some signs to watch out for:

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They think they are better than anyone else.

  • They think they are better than everyone else.

This is a classic sign of narcissism. Narcissists think that they are better than others, and have a higher status in society than anyone else. They may be a CEO, or famous for something, but regardless of their achievements, the narcissist will believe he or she deserves more attention (and admiration) than anyone else in the room.

They talk about themselves all the time.

If they always talk about themselves, it’s a sign that they don’t care about you or what you’re saying. They don’t ask questions, they don’t listen when you answer them, and they certainly aren’t interested in your day—they’re too busy talking about how great their own life is.

This is why when some people say narcissists are “selfish” or “egotistical,” this isn’t exactly true because those words imply that narcissists have some kind of self-awareness and empathy for other people. Narcissists may actually see themselves as superior to others—or at least better than everyone else around them—but there’s no way for someone who sees himself as superior not to be selfish.

When someone likes you, he will give priority to spending time with you rather than keeping track of his own needs all the time. If he’s always thinking about himself first and foremost (even if it seems like he also cares about others), then chances are something isn’t right in their head.

They are only happy when they get their way.

Narcissists are never content with how things are. They want to be the center of attention and they always want to be right, so if someone disagrees with them, they will either ignore them or try to make them feel bad about themselves.

If you’re dating a narcissist, it’s crucial that you don’t share your positive experiences with others. Instead, keep those moments private and let them know when something goes wrong in your life. This will help prevent any arguments from happening because narcissists can’t handle criticism well at all!

They don’t accept any responsibility for their actions.

In a relationship, it’s important to be able to have a conversation about anything and everything. This is especially true when you’re in a relationship with a narcissist, as they will often blame you for their actions—even if they are clearly at fault. If there’s an issue in your relationship, it will likely be difficult for them to take responsibility for it. They may not apologize or admit when they were wrong.

Narcissists don’t like being wrong about anything because that means admitting that their beliefs and opinions aren’t always right or accurate. A narcissist will also refuse to own up to the fact that their emotions come from within themselves instead of blaming the people around them for causing them pain (this can include things like anxiety).

They think you’re too sensitive when you call them out on their behavior

When you call out the narcissist’s behavior, they will often tell you that you’re too sensitive, or that the problem is with YOU. They may try to convince you that YOU are the narcissist, or that your feelings and opinions aren’t valid.

If your partner does this and it makes sense to YOU (because of course no one else would be upset by their actions), then try this thought experiment: could it be possible that there’s something wrong with me? If so, what would I have done differently? How can I change myself so they stop thinking they’re a victim?


Remember, narcissists can be very charming and nice. They can make you feel that they are the perfect partner for you. They are good at making people believe their lies, but this is only because they’re so good at lying to themselves as well. If you think your partner might be a narcissist, take stock of the signs above and make an informed decision on how you want to move forward with the relationship.