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Five Easy Clues to Know if the Person You Just Met is a Narcissist

You have heard about them, you deal with them every day, but you don’t know them. We are talking about narcissists, people who have an excessive self admiration and a lack of understanding of others feelings. There are many narcissists out there and sometimes you stay totally unaware of them and thus fall into a trap. It is very important to identify them as early as possible to deal with them better, especially when you are in situations that are not easy to break away from, for instance work place or some personal relationships. Here we share with you five ways to identify Narcissists. But before that, here is a definition of a Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) by Wikipedia. “NPD is a personality disorder in which there is a long-term pattern of abnormal behavior characterized by exaggerated feelings of self-importance, an excessive need for admiration, and a lack of understanding of others' feelings. People affected by it often spend a lot of time thinking about achieving power or success, or about their appearance. They often take advantage of the people around them. The behavior typically begins by early adulthood, and occurs across a variety of situations.” So, how do you identify such people? (All Images: Thinkstock)

​Narcissists give too much importance to appearance

​Narcissists give too much importance to appearan...
​Narcissists give too much importance to appearance

They may not be beautiful as per the standards set by the world. However, they will give too much importance to their appearance, much more than the masses. They walk and talk to seek compliments on their appearance. They may go for a haircut one day and colour it the other day, anything to look their best.

​Narcissists only talk and think about themselves

​Narcissists only talk and think about themselves
​Narcissists only talk and think about themselves

Even if you try hard to converse interesting topics to them, they will tweak the conversation in a way that it is only about them. And it will mostly be super good things about themselves. They will take every opportunity to flaunt how good they are and what they have accomplished till now.

​Narcissists usually have a history of short-term relationships

​Narcissists usually have a history of short-term...
​Narcissists usually have a history of short-term relationships

They always want a partner who appreciates them and seconds everything they do. In the initial months of relationship, their partners do exactly that and they stay super happy. But after the honeymoon period gets over, things change and the narcissists would not be able to take it. So, they walk their way out of the relationship. That is the reason they only have short term relationships.

​Narcissists will only go for the best

​Narcissists will only go for the best
​Narcissists will only go for the best

They want to have the best of the world. Compromise and contentment do not exist in their dictionary. Even simple things like choosing a bag is a big affair for them as they want the world to appreciate it.

​Narcissists devalue everyone else

​Narcissists devalue everyone else
​Narcissists devalue everyone else

These people look down upon everyone else. You will never see them appreciating anyone. They will only be talking about themselves, and when you ask them about others, either they will refuse to talk or say negative things.

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