Narcissism is more rampant now than it ever has been. In the world of social media and internet connections, we are granted the opportunity to broadcast all aspects of our lives to our social circles. We are given platforms for glorification, praise, and worship. We are giving other people the chance to get a good glimpse of what our lives are like. And the best part is that we get to choose what parts of our lives other people get to see. That is why there are so many narcissists these days. People are too caught up with getting Instagram or Facebook likes. They think that their self-worth depends on how many Twitter followers they have. They will do anything they can to project an image of importance and value to the people around them. These people will become overly self-obsessed to the point wherein they might actually believe the lies that they are trying to sell about themselves.
Dating a narcissist can be very difficult. The reason for that is because they tend to be very selfish and self-obsessed individuals. They rarely ever think about other people unless it concerns other peoples’ perceptions of them. That’s why a lot of people will tend to avoid dating these narcissistic types of individuals. If you are having trouble trying to figure out whether a person is narcissistic or not, then this list is here to help you out. Here are a few characteristics of self-obsessed narcissists.
1. They will never apologize.
Narcissists think that they can do no wrong. They hold themselves to such high-esteem to the point wherein they think that they are always right about everything. That is why whenever they do screw up in life (and they do screw up all the time, as all people do), they will never admit it by saying sorry. They think they are above apologies because they think that everything that goes wrong in the world is always the fault of other people.
2. They will never assume responsibility of their faults.
These narcissists think that they are perfect human beings. They never accept whenever they stumble or fall. They always want things done their way. Whenever they commit a blunder, they would never be one who takes ownership over it. They would always find a way to pass the blame to someone else because in their eyes, they are virtually incapable of being imperfect. If something goes right, they think that it’s because of them. If something goes wrong, they think that it’s never their fault.
3. They will never be introspective.
For someone who is a little self-obsessed, a narcissist can lack lots of self-awareness. Though they think of themselves all the time, they rarely ever see themselves in an objective light. They will never be the kinds of people who will meditate on their philosophies or reflect on their actions. They are impulsive and they will do anything that they fancy. They aren’t very analytical beings and they always act on their own accord without much thinking.
4. They will never be forgiving.
Aside from being the kind of person who never apologizes, a narcissist is also the kind of person who never accepts apologies. They think that because they are supposedly perfect individuals, they are entitled to anything that they desire. They always expect the world to bend at their will and they will never tolerate anything less than their expectations. They are not forgetful people and they will always hold a vendetta against the people whom they feel have wronged them.
5. They will never be thoughtful or selfless.
There are few things more miserable than dating a narcissist who never thinks twice about you. These narcissists will never be generous. They would never act out of kindness unless they know that it would serve their best interests. Everything that they do in life is only motivated by their own selfish desires. They are not the kind of people who would do things out of the pure kindness of their hearts without expecting anything in return. There always has to be something in it for them.
6. They will never reveal their true emotions.
The narcissist loves being the center of attention. They thrive under the spotlight and they absolutely adore it when all eyes are on them. They are also incredibly skilled at putting up a faГ§ade of themselves. Narcissists lack the kind of self-awareness that is necessary for people to really understand what they are feeling inside. Since narcissists don’t truly understand their emotions, they will always tend to close their feelings off to people on the outside. It’s their way of protecting themselves from something they don’t really understand.
7. They will never be empathetic or sensitive to other people.
If a narcissist has difficulty grasping his/her own true feelings, then what more with other people? They don’t really have a good read of other people’s emotions. That is why they can come off as being very insensitive and tactless people. They will speak their mind regardless of how their words can impact other people because they don’t really care that much.