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How to Spot a Narcissist in 3 Steps

Whether dating , making friends, looking for a job, hiring employees or joining a club or organization, it can be helpful to know some of the warning signs for people with narcissistic personality disorder or significant traits.

In relationships, they usually consider themselves superior to you, are insulting and demeaning, do not reciprocate attention, demand constant admiration, may lose interest in you, may be promiscuous, may spend your money on others, and may humiliate you in public to enhance their own image.

In the workplace, they may spend inordinate amount of time chatting with co-workers to impress them, make promises they don’t keep, and take credit for your hard work. As supervisors, they may bully you alone or in front of others.

As a therapist, I have helped clients learn tools for coping with a narcissistic partner. (It’s not about you, it’s what they do. Don’t bother trying to give them insight into their past behavior, they won’t get it and it creates a power struggle. Focus on what your choices are at that moment, etc.).

The 3-Step Method