3. Grandiosity and Self-Importance
Recognizing signs of excessive self-importance in a partner: Signs of excessive self-importance in a partner can manifest in various ways. They may constantly need to be the center of attention or have an exaggerated sense of entitlement. Often, they will exaggerate their achievements, skills, or talents and may constantly find ways to bring the conversation back to themselves, their experiences, or their ideas.
These individuals typically portray themselves as special or superior to others, often disregarding or belittling the achievements and efforts of others. They may seem uninterested or dismissive of your accomplishments, often making passive-aggressive or underhanded remarks that undermine your sense of self-worth. This constant need to assert their superiority can damage the equality and mutual respect that are fundamental to healthy relationships
4. Constant Need for Attention
The narcissistic partner’s constant need for attention and admiration: In every relationship, providing each other with attention and approval is crucial. However, a narcissistic partner’s need for constant attention and admiration crosses healthy boundaries and turns into a perpetual craving. This craving is reminiscent of an insatiable hunger—no matter how much attention and admiration a narcissistic partner receives, it will never be enough.
A narcissistic partner’s incessant need for attention is often linked to their insecurities and low self-esteem. They are constantly seeking validation due to an inner vacuum, a concealed emptiness in which nothing seems to be enough. This can manifest in different ways such as being obsessed with physical appearance, excessively sharing achievements, or needing to be at the centre of every conversation.
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