Narcissistic personality disorder symptoms – the seven signs you're dating a narcissist

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They gaslight you

Never heard of gaslighting? Get to know this psychological abuse technique before it is used on you.

The team at Delamere defined gaslighting as a form of psychological abuse that occurs in abusive relationships, where someone leads you to question your sanity and attempt to undermine your perception of reality.

Gaslighting is a form of emotional abuse, and one of the most common traits of a narcissist.

The psychiatrists said: “The narcissist will say or do something abusive and then deny that it ever happened.

“They will often use phrases to minimize and invalidate your feelings.

“Along with making you doubt your memory, narcissists will deflect responsibility, and blame onto you.”

They don’t have any (or many) long-lasting friendships

Most narcissists don’t have many, or any, long-term friendships.

The experts explained: “Narcissists have trouble maintaining relationships and when a friend no longer serves their needs enough, or they threaten their self-image, they will distance themselves or cut them off completely.

“As a result of not being able to form long-lasting relationships, they will often lash out at you when you want to hang out with your friends.”

Someone with a narcissistic personality will often make you feel pressured and guilty to spend less time with your friends because they will claim that you don’t spend enough time with them, according to the psychiatrists.

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