4 Signs You're Dating a Narcissist (Without Even Knowing It)

Hadley Mendelsohn

Whether you've heard the Greek myth, met an anti-selfie advocate, or taken a psychology class, you've probably encountered narcissism in some shape or form. But what exactly is narcissism, and when does it become problematic in relationships? Or better yet, how can you spot a narcissist early on in the dating lifespan? Narcissism exists on a scale from healthy self-confidence to a clinically diagnosable personality disorder.

Those that fall on the latter end of the spectrum are highly manipulative, which makes it even more difficult to identify. With that in mind, we gained some insight from a therapist. Below, we're highlighting four of the signs you're dating a narcissist that therapist Nancy Carbone outlines in Psych Central so you can gauge if you're in a relationship with a one (or at least someone with narcissistic tendencies).

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