If someone in your life does these 5 things, they are most likely a narcissist
A narcissist is someone who is overly self-involved and selfish. Narcissists are also very proud, manipulative and demanding. Narcissism exists in degrees. It ranges from extremely healthy ego to pathological grandiosity.
Below are 5 signs that someone in your life is leaning towards the pathological narcissistic side.
1. They need to be the center of attention
This is not just a desire to be in the center of attention, it is a basic need for them. If the person in your life dominates the conversation, exaggerates their accomplishments, and only wants to talk about themselves all the time, you're definitely dealing with a narcissist.
2. They use others
A narcissist uses others without consideration or empathy. They will borrow things or money without returning or repaying the debt. They constantly break promises and ignore their obligations. Narcissists show little or no remorse, but instead blame the victim.
3. They are charismatic and persuasive
Narcissists can be very charismatic and persuasive. When they are interested in you, they make you feel very special and wanted. But, this is just for their own pleasure. Once they lose interest in you (most likely after they've gotten what they want, or they're bored), they can ditch you without a second thought. A narcissist can be very attractive and sociable as long as you are fulfilling what he/she wants, writes xing.al.
4. They manipulate
A narcissist will use his or her partner, child, friend, or romantic colleague to fulfill unreasonable selfish needs, fulfill unrealized dreams, or cover up perceived inadequacies and flaws of the self. They will manipulate using guilt or force you to make unreasonable sacrifices for them.
5. They spread negativity
Narcissists like to spread and stir up negative emotions to gain attention, feel powerful, and keep you insecure and off balance. They may get angry if you disagree with their views or do not meet their expectations. They are extremely sensitive to criticism and will respond with a harsh argument or cold detachment. Narcissists are often quick to judge, criticize, mock and blame you. Some narcissists are emotionally abusive. By making you feel inferior, they boost their ego to make them feel better about themselves.
Their tactics can create a heavy weight on your mind and spirit, limiting your potential by changing the way you feel about yourself. So don't let these manipulators stop you and learn to spot these people from the start.