- Narcissistic Personality Disorder is a condition characterized by a severe lack of empathy for others, selfishness, and an excessive need for admiration.
- It can be hard to spot some narcissistic qualities in the person you’re dating.
- An official diagnosis can only be done by a doctor, but there are some telltale signs that indicate someone could be a narcissist.
Your significant other brags seemingly 24/7, always knows the ‘best’ way to do everything, and can’t handle criticism. Sound familiar? You may be dating a narcissist.
About 6% of the population has Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), which affects more men than women— 7.7% vs 4.8%, according to research published in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.
Business Insider spoke to Dr. Gene Beresin, executive director at The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital and Dr. Forrest Talley, a California-based clinical psychologist to identify warning signs that you may be dating someone with NPD.
An official diagnosis can only be done by a doctor, but here are a red flags to look our for: