A narcissist is defined as “a person who has an excessive interest in or admiration of themselves” — and while this may ring true for many of us at one point or another, this is definitely not a personality trait you’d want to adopt long-term for yourself — or discover in your partner. Like anything else, narcissism can be excused in small doses, but when this self-serving trait begins to take over one person in a relationship, it may signal trouble ahead. We’ve enlisted the help of Vancouver-based counsellor and relationship expert Alyson Jones to share 10 red flags that your partner is a narcissist.
Narcissists will always make it about them
Narcissists expect you to adopt their opinions on everything
Narcissists are easily offended
Narcissists expect you to sing their praises
Narcissists believe they are the exception to the rule
Narcissists have no respect for your personal belongings
This goes beyond just material things, Jones adds, “This also applies to respecting your schedule, commitments and other relationships.”
Narcissists believe they are entitled to sex and attention whenever they want it
Some narcissists will even go outside of the relationship for attention, and may even feel justified in doing so, if their partner does not adhere to their selfish expectations. It seems some celebrities can relate, as they reveal what it was like to be cheated on.