Clinically speaking, Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is a mental health condition, characterized by an extreme self-focus coupled with the inability to consider the feelings of others. Empathy is Missing In Action.
NPD, like any personality disorder, is an extreme condition. So while people can exhibit narcissistic traits, it’s quite rare for someone to meet the full NPD criteria. Narcissism in a relationship is toxic, but people are complex and there are myriad other ways things can go wrong.
The key thing to consider is whether your partner’s behaviour is hurting you (physically, sexually, or emotionally) or your ability to live fully or enjoy life.
In today’s article, I will give you seven clues that your partner does not have a narcissistic personality disorder. When it’s a person with NPD, it is virtually impossible to have a healthy relationship.
At the end of this topic, I will give you some quick and easy experiments to test your partner to see if they have high levels of narcissism. But this content, of course, is for informational purposes only and obviously not intended to be used as a diagnostic tool.
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