Narcissistic behavior dating
“At least I had validation—even for a brief moment—that I wasn't crazy or a horrible person,” she says.
According to data sourced from a study of more than 34,600 adults, about 6 percent of the U. population has NPD, with rates greater for men (7.7 percent) than for women (4.8 percent)."I did not believe it at first because, after being with someone for that long, I wanted to believe that he was a good person and I had invested in something that was real," she admits. I just felt relieved."Dating a narcissist can be a confusing, miserable experience that slowly erodes a person's sense of self-worth.But it's not always easy to tell whether the person you're dating simply has certain personality flaws or is an actual narcissist.One Christmas in particular stands out: “I love to have friends and family around me during the holidays, and so I had invited one of my best friends over for Christmas Eve dinner,” she says.But “my narcissist [husband] laid a huge guilt trip on me about making this Christmas special and spending it with just us.
He continued to berate me the entire time I got ready, telling me how disrespectful I was.