Saturday, 23 June 2012 10:52

Are you dating a narcissist?

10 telltale signs that your man is in love with himself


Text: Karen Khng
Photos: Getty Images

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Narcissus is the infamous character from Greek mythology who fell in love with his own reflection. But the term "narcissist" has been used a little too affectionately to refer to people we love who act somewhat arrogant or self-absorbed. Scarily, depending on the degree of narcissistic behaviour, it can be a serious personality disorder - Narcissist Personality Disorder - where they display gloating and selfish behaviour that can actually be hurtful and damaging to others.

Who's a Narcissist?
According to the Mayo Clinic, 80 per cent of narcissists hail from the stronger sex and often come across as boastful, conceited and pretentious. But deep down, this super hero supposedly struggles with self-esteem issues and is sensitive to criticism.

Here are the top 10 tell-tale signs you can look out for to safeguard your mental health and emotional well-being so you don't get sucked in by their egomaniacal behaviour.

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