In this article, we will explore the 10 most common signs you’re in a relationship with a narcissist. It’s important to note that not all people who exhibit these behaviors are narcissists, but if you find yourself experiencing three or more of these behaviors on a regular basis then you might need to reevaluate your relationship.
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10 Signs You’re In A Relationship With A Narcissist
Narcissists often have unreasonable expectations of their partners and will constantly compare them to others in an attempt to make them feel inferior.
Narcissists often experience extreme jealousy and envy which frequently translate into anger or rage towards their partner.
Narcissists can be manipulative and controlling, often using guilt trips or other emotional tactics to get what they want from their partners.
Narcissists have little empathy for others, so they’re unable to put themselves in someone else’s shoes and understand how they would feel about.
They Make “Jokes” to Degrade You
Narcissists will frequently disguise their contempt for you with “humor.” These minor remarks, though, can be hurtful. Some instances are as follows:
- Telling you that you look fat in an outfit
- Laughing about your acne or a certain medical condition
- Joking that you’re mean, annoying, or irritating
- Calling you mean swear words as a “joke”
They Threaten You or Break Up With You Often
Many narcissists will threaten you and exploit your fears to get you to do what they want. For example, you can try to bring up something that has wounded you during a conversation. Instead of accepting responsibility, they may try to blame you and break up with you as a threat, forcing you to apologize until they feel better about themselves.
They Gaslight You
Narcissists excel at gaslighting. Gaslighting occurs when you try to explain your experience to them over and over again and they continue to tell you that you’re incorrect and that it didn’t happen.