They consider themselves superior to others and show little respect for others’ feelings or opinions. These people are often very vulnerable to criticism and lack self-esteem.
People often come to our office to seek psychotherapy. They want to find out why they are failing, and to say thank you to their partner. Most often, we find that the person behind the dissatisfaction expressed is actually suffering from a personality disorder.
Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental illness that causes a person to feel superior, or even exaggerated in their self-worth, and an intense need to be loved. These beliefs make them feel superior to others and show little respect for others’ feelings or opinions. These manifestations are often caused by a lack self-esteem and vulnerability to criticism.
These are the symptoms of narcissistic personality disorders:
- The belief that he is unique and better than others
- The expectation that you will be praised and admired for no apparent reason.
- Exaggerating one’s talents, achievements and qualities
- The belief that everyone should agree with his plans or ideas
- He often fantasizes about power, success, and attractiveness.
- Failing to recognize the emotions or feelings of others
- He hates people he regards as inferior
- He tends to profit from the goodwill of others
- He exaggerates his belief that others are jealous about him and his accomplishments.
- He is jealous of others’ achievements and tends to minimize them.
- He sets unrealistic and exaggerated goals.
- Has difficulty maintaining healthy, balanced relationships with friends and coworkers.
- He has a fragile self-confidence, and is easily hurt or rejected.
The answer to the above question is simple if you can find your partner. If you are in a relationship that is dominated by narcissistic personality disorders, it is likely that you are with someone who has them.
What can you do?
You should first seek professional help. This is because it can often lead to serious mental disorders or traumas. You can have a professional assess your condition and, if necessary, start psychotherapy sessions to restore your balance.
You are mistaken if you believe that your first step is to show your partner a similar article and he will identify himself in it, which will lead him to seek therapy. Only 5% of people who see articles on the internet that accurately describe their problems are able to identify them and later to resolve them.