Going Beyond the Ego
There may have been a few red flags when you were dating your current spouse, but now that you’ve tied the knot, you’ve noticed these flags appearing in brighter, louder colors. The ego that was hinted at early on is now fully on display for the world to see. You might be left wondering if the person you’ve married is really a narcissist and you’ve never noticed. Here are some signs to look for to determine if your spouse is a narcissist.
Overinflated Sense of Self-Importance and Entitlement
If your spouse talks about their accomplishments as greater than anyone else’s or views themselves as the experts in most areas outside of their actual expertise, they may be a narcissist. Narcissists love to talk about themselves; pay attention to the subject of the conversation and how often it reflects back to your spouse talking about themself.
Displaying signs of entitlement and unreasonable expectations of how others should treat them can also point to your spouse being a narcissist. A narcissist is the center of their own world and feels that everyone should acknowledge them as such.
Lacking Empathy and Care For Others
Being unable to empathize with another person’s feelings can signal that your spouse may be a narcissist. See if you feel that there is no point in sharing your feelings with your spouse because they end up being ignored.
If your spouse shows no real care for others and goes so far as to manipulate or take advantage of other people’s kindnesses or availability, they may be displaying signs of narcissism.
Narcissists tend to spend a lot of time making sure their physical appearance is as perfect as possible for the world to see. Paying attention to their social media profile and how often they post pictures of themselves can be telling of their narcissism.
Always Right, Never Wrong
A narcissist is always right in their own mind. If you criticize a narcissistic person, they will not take it very well and may end up being more defensive than receptive. In addition, a narcissist does not take responsibility for their actions, resorting to placing blame on someone else rather than accepting fault.
Unaware of Their Narcissism
Perhaps the worst sign to note in a narcissist is their lack of self-awareness. Narcissists are so enveloped in themselves that they fail to recognize their faults. Pointing out these faults usually is not received well and may end up being reversed and pointed in the other direction.
Hire a Colorado Divorce Attorney
Many people who marry a narcissist are unaware of it until it’s too late. By recognizing the signs now, you can save yourself a headache and escape your situation. Law Office of Greg Quimby, P.C. can help you start the divorce process and begin your road to happiness.
Contact our office today at (719) 212-4227 or visit us online to schedule your consultation.