Don't expect a narcissistic boyfriend or girlfriend to be genuinely happy for you.
London: You may be dating a narcissist if your partner is constantly talking about himself/herself and cannot handle criticism at all.
Here are some red flags to look out for, as reported by The Independent:
They might make you feel bad about yourself
Don't expect a narcissistic boyfriend or girlfriend to be genuinely happy for you. Instead, they will most likely be overly critical or attempt to downplay your accomplishments.
They only like to talk about themselves all the time
If you're dating someone extremely self-absorbed, your date night conversation will most likely revolve around his or her achievements, success and interests.
Constant praise is what makes them happy
Narcissists always want to be the centre of attention and will expect their partner to acknowledge their achievements, talents, and appearance at all times.
They are demeaning towards other people
Egocentrics often obsess over the negative aspects of other people's lives. Even their close friends and family members may not be spared from the judgment.
Narcissists often think they can do a better job than others, which reinforces the belief that they are always right.
They are sensitive and also overreact
When a narcissist's emotional needs aren't met, their reaction is often grandiose. Many narcissistic people may appear extremely angry or cry until the other person apologises.
They lack empathy
Your partner may offer to come over when you are having a bad day, but their motivation is most likely self-serving.