Dating a narcissistic personality disorder man

And while it's not the end of the world to date someone who holds his or her ego in high regard — after all, studies show this may make them more likely to go to the gym and land leadership positions at work — a bit too much narcissism in a relationship can spell serious disaster.

In addition, we may now be seeing the negative effects of the self-esteem movement on a larger scale.

So how does this rise in narcissism impact our personal relationships?

If you’re dating a man with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) then you may not know it...yet!

You’ve probably reached the stage where your gut tells you that something is not quite right or, worse still, your narcissist lover may have left you feeling totally drained and utterly worthless.

He is charming, handsome, successful and full of compliments toward you.

They tend to be attractive, charismatic and appear to be really invested in meeting “the one.” A narcissist will often tell his new partner that he/she is “the man (or woman) of my dreams”, that they were “meant to be,” they are “soul mates” and will make him or her feel very special.The relationship moves very quickly and it feels like you have met "the one." Months down the road when things have settled in comfortably, things start to change.The person who used to adore and worship you now fluctuates between needing you desperately and devaluing you.Furthermore, NPD men are manipulative and exploitative.They make you believe that THEY are the victims and that any relationship problems are all down to a misunderstanding on YOUR part! They also have a fragile ego, so criticise them at your peril!For one thing, more narcissism means more narcissistic relationships.

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