6 Common Things All Narcissists Do
Written by: Kat Gal
Being in a relationship – romantic, friendship or family relationship – with a narcissist can be difficult. They can have a huge ego, they can be massive manipulators and downright abusive. Spotting them is not always obvious either. This list should help you spot a narcissist.
6 Common Things All Narcissists Do
Blame Your For Everything
If someone in your life is blaming you for everything, in particular for issues related to your feelings, there is a good chance they are a narcissist. They are unable to take negative criticism, constructive feedback or have a discussion, but will tell you it’s your fault and only your fault instead.
Can Hold A Grudge
Narcissists have a hard time with forgiveness and usually don’t even understand the idea of it. They can hold onto a grudge and resentment for the smallest issues to punish you.
Have More Than One Face
Many narcissists have different faces. They may seem nice in public, but show their uglier side behind closed doors. They may seem sweet at first and ease into their manipulative behaviors gradually.
Always Unimpressed With You And Others
Nothing and nobody is good enough for them. Narcissists don’t give compliments. Instead, they have an unimpressed demeanor and try to diminish your self-esteem and kill your happiness.
Love To Lie About Everything
Narcissists are prone to lying. They may highlight events or create stories to make themselves look good and impress others.
Avoid Taking Responsibility
Narcissists avoid confrontations, they deny anything that can show them in a bad light and run away from responsibility. As a result, they may get away with things without consequences and sometimes by hurting others.
Hopefully, this list can help you with some insight in how to spot and deal with narcissistic people.
A Note About Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Remember, people with narcissistic behavior and traits may have Narcissistic Personality Disorder. It is one of the 10 personality disorders diagnosed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM-V). It is a spectrum disorder, which means that different people have different levels and types of narcissistic tendencies and behavior. The condition can respond favorably to treatment. If any of your loved ones, friends or perhaps yourself are dealing with narcissistic tendencies and may have Narcissistic Personality Disorder, seeking help from a therapist is important to develop new behaviors, skills and create better relationships with others.
Remember though that your health and well-being comes first. You can encourage someone with Narcissistic Personality Disorder or narcissistic tendencies and support them, but don’t let them manipulate you, abuse you or steal your happiness.
Do you have any experiences with narcissists? How did you deal with the person and the relationship? Share your experiences in the comments section.
And remember, we’re in this together.
Kat Gál is a professional holistic health writer who helps health, wellness and nutrition businesses to market their products and services through quality online content. She is also a Certified Holistic Health & Life Coach. Kat is a multi-passionate writer, world traveler, nomad, runner, and cat-person. She is a lifelong learner who lives outside of her comfort zones stretching her boundaries and discovering beauty around the world. Reach out if you are looking for amazing blog content at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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