How do you know when you meet a narcissist?
If you find yourself defending your partners behavior, toxicity, and in some cases abuse, you likely are dating a narcissist. Durvasula said that if you say things like it will get better or blame your partners behavior on stress, a touch childhood, or say they didnt really mean it these are all red flags.
How does a narcissist act when they are exposed?
People with NPD may have an underlying feeling of insecurity and feel unable to handle anything they perceive as criticism. When their “true self” is revealed, a person with NPD may also feel threatened, and their self-esteem is crushed. As a result, they may react with a variety of emotions and actions.