I have met Narcissists and can offer a suggestion on this one. If you suspect you are one, then you probably are not one, but just in case you do have the tendencies, I would urge you to seek counseling and evaluation. I'm assuming a small number of these people can learn new ways of relating and perceiving, through repeating some techniques given by trained therapists. I'd like to suggest that if you are a narcissist and it bothers you, you are far better off than most of them, since they rarely admit to having the problem. I think if you are recognizing the tendencies, you are closer to stopping yourself from staying in the narcissistic role. Just some thoughts.
# Get counseling for yourself. # Do NOT Tell him you suspect he's a destructive narcissist! # Learn all you can about this incurable personality disorder # Think about leaving him and things will NOT get better.
A true Narcissist wants as many partners as possible, IF all of them idolize the Narcissist. The above answer is correct they do want as many partners as possible. That way if one partner doesn't work out the way narcissist wants he/she has another lined up and ready to go. If you suspect you are with a narcissist-run! Do yourself a favor and get as far away from them as possible. If you ask your narcissist if there is anyone else they will lie to you so you don't leave. Be sure of it as they are all pathological liars. That is one of the many horrible traits of narcissism.
A borderline. Essentially a more emotionally reactive narcissist.
No, the narcissist does not know, after all he is perfect and everyone else around him is at fault.
No - absolutely not....
Try to find another outlet for this narcissist.
Not if the narcissist is as smart as she/he believes herself/himself to be.
Run like the wind from a narcissist.
they're still a Narcissistjust a stoned Narcissist
Narcissist in some cases can be a sexual predator, a stalker, or a rapist. But only criminal narcissist are this way
Yes it does especially if the narcissist favor's the child. The child will grow up to be just like the narcissist.
Only if there is something in it for them - because they are, after all, a narcissist!
The chances are vanishingly small.
Probably not, they would fight over mirror time. ;)
Not likely. The narcissist is more likely to be addicted to himself.
Be careful if you do, the narcissist can be a monster to anyone who hurts their pride.
Yes, sometimes a narcissist will contact their ex after a break up because the narcissist cannot imagine their ex with anyone else as the narcissist has a complex of being the greatest at everything including relationships and is ego maniacal.
They are born that way. A narcissist is just a milder form of a psychopath, they can feel shame and guilt but that is all. You will know when you have been around a narcissist because you will feel used abused and robbed. Read all you can on this horrific disorder.
It's certainly possible. A narcissist may date another narcissist that is more selfish than they are to feel better about themselves. In turn say "i'm not as selfish as he/she is so that makes me above him/her). It's incredible and shocking the way people with this disorder think. It takes a lot of research to understand a narcissist.
It is possible to show up a narcissist publicly, but if you do, the narcissist is going to be very angry at you. It is not always a wise strategy to make enemies.
A true narcissist is the center of their own universe. If what you are asking, does a narcissist see that they are being self centered and selfish, the answer is NO. To a narcissist, they are right and the rest of the world is wrong. If they say the sky is red, it is red. A narcissist will even view their needs as the needs of other people. Narcissism is a personality disorder, and therefore is not cureable. So, if you meet a narcissist I would recommend turning and running. Lastly, if you are married to a narcissist and working for a narcissist, my sincere condolences. That is what happened to me. I lost my family, and my career all in one fell swoop when the big midlife crisis hit since we worked all together.