Self-confidence or becoming self-absorbed is not the same as a narcissistic personality disorder. We might label someone a narcissist if they post too many selfies or flex photos on their dating profile or continuously talk about themselves on a first date. According to licensed therapist Rebecca Weiler, LMHC, what it comes down to is gross selfishness at the detriment of others, as well as an inability to consider other people’s feelings at all.
NPD, like the majority of mental health and personality disorders, isn’t a black-and-white problem. “Narcissism is a spectrum,” says Dr. Fran Walfish, author of “The Self-Aware Parent,” a Beverly Hills family and relationship psychotherapist. Knowing the “official” diagnosis criteria, on the other hand, doesn’t always make it easier to spot a narcissist, especially if you’re romantically involved with one. Without a competent expert’s diagnosis, it’s normally impossible to tell whether anyone has NPD.
Plus, when someone is unsure whether or not they are dating a narcissist, they aren’t usually asking, “Does he or she have NPD?” ” They’re asking if the way they’re being handled is long-term safe and sustainable. Please refrain from diagnosing your talking partner. Instead, keep reading to figure out more about the state of your relationship. You’ve come because you’re worried, which is understandable if your health is at risk. If you believe these symptoms apply to you, we’ll provide advice about how to manage the situation.
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