When we spot someone posting a few too many selfies or boasting too frequently about their achievements, it’s common to label them as a narcissist.
It's even worse if that is the person you're dating, or potentially even your boyfriend or husband.
Indeed, the narcissist tag might also be slapped on someone who frequently displays a huge sense of entitlement and self-importance.
There are many more stereotypical traits of a so-called narcissist, and they all tend to make someone extremely difficult to date.
Still, these accusations might not necessarily be accurate.
Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is an actual mental health condition that can be officially diagnosed by psychiatrists. There is a difference between someone having NPD, and being just a bit too full of themselves.
There are many reasons why you may be curious what side of the narcissism spectrum that your partner sits on.
The main one is your ability to change your behavior.
In fact, many psychological experts advise that you break up with a narcissist and send them to a therapist to recover.
Clinical psychologist Angela Grace explains: “You cannot change a person with a narcissistic personality disorder or make them happy by loving them enough or by changing yourself to meet their whims and desires.
“They will never be in tune with you, never empathetic to your experiences, and you will always feel empty after an interaction with them. Narcissists can’t feel fulfilled in relationships, or in any area of their lives, because nothing is ever special enough for them.
There are nine different criteria that psychologists will use to diagnose whether someone is suffering from NPD.
The quiz below aims to discover whether your partner is showing these behavioral symptoms.
After you answer the 10 multiple-choice questions below, we’re able to text and give you a solid idea if your man is a narcissist or just a bit of a jerk. We’ll offer some advice on the next steps to take with this guy too.