9 Signs You Might Be Dating a Narcissist Right Now
BY TEHRENE FIRMAN
In the dating world, it’s not uncommon to come across romantic prospects whose social media accounts are littered with selfies and who just love talking about themselves. It’s 2017, so isn’t that all of us to some extent? Sometimes, it’s tricky to tell when self-absorption crosses the line into narcissism — whether that means narcissistic personality disorder or simply enough self-obsession to make a healthy relationship difficult. (The most recent Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Medical Disorders lists nine criteria for narcissistic personality disorder, but specifies that an individual only needs to meet five of them to qualify as a clinical narcissist.) Ahead, psychotherapists share nine signs you might be dating a narcissist — and how to deal if you are.
1. They’re unapologetic…
…mostly because they never feel like they’re doing anything wrong, says Paulette Kouffman Sherman, a New York City-based psychotherapist and relationship expert. There are many ways this can show up in your relationship, but even something as simple as them showing up late all the time and never apologizing or thinking about how their lateness affects you is a red flag.