If you have become interested in a guy who displays certain undesirable traits, such as being completely self-centered and extremely self-involved, then you may wonder if he’s narcissistic.
Narcissists can have successful romantic relationships, but only if their significant others are willing to tolerate their extreme behavior.
One thing that some people might wonder about narcissists is whether they like kissing.
Nearly everything about narcissists revolves around how attractive they are as well as how good they are at everything they do.
Hugging, kissing and any other type of physical affection is something that narcissists definitely like doing because, in their minds, it somehow confirms their high level of desirability.
So, if you’re tolerant enough to date a guy who is a narcissist, then you won’t have to worry about whether he will like kissing or not, because he will likely enjoy it very much.
Most young children are not narcissists, and if they’re going to become a narcissist, then it’s typically not until they’re much older.
Narcissism usually manifests around age 17 or 18, and a person’s environment, lifestyle, parents, and much more all contribute to a person developing this type of personality.
You will very rarely if ever meet a young child who is a narcissist, although you may notice certain personality traits that point to this personality disorder potentially developing in the future.
People are not born narcissists, but they can start developing tendencies to become narcissists while they’re still young.
It is even possible to prevent narcissism from fully developing in a young child or adolescent who appears to have certain traits.
If a parent or professional therapist intervenes early enough, then preventing narcissism can sometimes be effective, but not in all cases.
It can be very frustrating to be around a narcissist on a regular basis, so whether you’re dating a narcissist, or you must work closely with one, you might experience difficulty tolerating them.
If you try to focus on the positive things about the narcissist that you’re spending time with, it can make it easier to deal with them when they’re behaving in their usual self-absorbed manner.
Don’t wait until they’re having one of their many “moments,” but try to focus on these positive traits during one of their rare moments of not focusing on themselves. This can make it easier to tolerate them when their behavior is especially annoying.
It can be very challenging to love a narcissist, although it’s not completely impossible, especially if you’re determined to do so.
Just like people in general, every narcissist is different, so you must learn your guy’s specific personality before learning to overlook his obvious flaws so you can completely love him for who he really is.
In order to focus on his positive personality traits, you will need to ignore his negative ones so they won’t annoy the hell out of you each time he seems to be ignoring you and focusing on himself instead.
Yes, as not many people have the patience to tolerate a narcissist, many people with this personality disorder often find themselves alone because their significant other has had enough of their behavior and has decided to call it quits.
It’s not uncommon for a narcissist to be in a new relationship every couple of weeks or so, because that’s usually the length of time it takes for a potential mate to discover who the narcissist really is.
Some narcissists are able to remain in meaningful relationships long enough to marry, but their marriages almost always fail very early on.
Yes, anyone can change, whether they’re a narcissist or not, but they must be completely motivated to do so.
However, trying to convince a narcissist that they need to change is going to be the real challenge, because most will either become angry at your suggestion or laugh because they’re “already perfect.”
If you’re successful at convincing your narcissist to change, then as long as you’re consistent and work on a plan together, the narcissist in your life can for the better.
If you’ve never dated or been around a narcissist before, then you may start to suspect that something is wrong at some point very early in a possible relationship with a narcissistic boyfriend.
What are some signs to look for? First of all, your boyfriend likely monopolizes every conversation, taking the focus off you and other people and placing it on himself, and he might also lack the ability to show any empathy towards others.
There are other signs that your boyfriend might be a narcissist, as well. For instance, if your boyfriend wants to control everything and every situation, then that’s a telltale sign as well.
Furthermore, you might suspect that your boyfriend is a narcissist if he displays some of these traits, cheats on you, and/or makes statements and behaves as if he’s superior to you and everyone else.
If a person is loving and caring, then they’ve obviously been mislabeled as a narcissist, because narcissists are unable to show love and care for another person.
Their inability to show empathy is one of their most prevalent personality traits, and a person who can’t show empathy simply doesn’t have the capacity to be loving and caring.
Some narcissists are able to put on a good act in the beginning, then, once they make a person fall in love with them, they become complacent, and their true colors start to show.
Yes, narcissists are simply insecure people with low self-esteem who behave as if they believe they’re superior to others as a coping mechanism.
Many narcissists have no idea that their self-esteem is so low because they’re so busy focusing on themselves that they don’t have time to focus on how they really feel.
If a narcissist can recognize their low self-esteem, then they can effectively deal with them and perhaps even improve their personality disorder, but this doesn’t happen often.
Anyone can be a good spouse if they try hard enough, but narcissists are so busy focusing on themselves and doing things to make themselves feel better that they might lack the ability to be a good spouse.
The narcissist might have his or her moments that might make them appear to be a good spouse, but if you’re looking for a warm, caring, attentive spouse who always listens and is there for you, then you won’t find that in a narcissist.
Even with marriage counseling, most narcissists won’t believe that they’re doing anything wrong, so they’re not going to be willing to change.
It’s hard enough for a narcissist to be a good friend, mate, or employee, let alone come anywhere near being a good parent.
Narcissists are very manipulative and lack empathy, and these two flaws alone are not conducive to being a good parent.
Many narcissists do end up becoming parents, but the children of parents with this personality disorder must often fend for themselves and deal with a great deal of neglect, verbal abuse, and turmoil.
Children of narcissistic parents often grow up with low self-esteem, because they’re never able to live up to their parent’s expectations.
In some cases, children of narcissistic parents grow up to have the disorder themselves, or either another type of mental or emotional disorder.
While there is no actual “cure” for narcissism, there is professional treatment, therapy, and even medication that can help them to improve.
Keep in mind that most narcissists are going to be unwilling to accept help from a therapist, let alone take medication for a condition that they don’t believe that they have.
However, suppose a narcissist realizes that their behavior is not normal on their own and they make a conscious decision to change. In that case, they can dramatically improve their condition, but they must be consistent.
Narcissists, regardless of how annoying they might be, are people too, and they need to have their basic needs met just like anyone else.
The need for love and intimacy is not different for narcissists, although they will make any act of intimacy all about themselves and how good they are at kissing.
If you’re in love with a narcissist, then you’re no doubt in for a rollercoaster ride, but if you really love him, then it could be possible for you to have a successful relationship.