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Have you ever met a person who seemed to be charming at first but always talked about themselves? They turned every topic into a discussion about their life, and they seemed very critical of other people? Almost as if you could feel the negative energy draining out of their pores? Well, you may have dealt with a narcissist.
When it comes to building confidence, self-love, and self-respect, you need to be mindful of the type of people you allow in your life.
Narcissist personality types are some of the worst types of behavior to deal with when trying to create a life you love. So, it’s important to understand the traits and behavior of narcissists and to learn how to stop attracting them into your life.
A narcissist is a psychological personality disorder in which a person needs all of the focus to be on them. They need a lot of attention, admiration, and tend to negatively react when they don’t get what they want.
Narcissists often behave as if the world revolves around them. They show very little empathy for others unless they realize that showing empathy will give them more attention.
Signs of a narcissist include:
I’ve had many clients deal with narcissists in their lives. Often, they cannot understand why they’re attracting them. However, after diving deeper into their situation, the potential causes of attraction become clear.
Unfortunately, if you’re attracting narcissists, this could be a sign that you grew up in a household with a narcissistic parent or sibling. I see this a lot with clients who grew up in a home with an alcoholic parent or a parent with mental health issues.
When you grow up and become an adult, many of your behaviors and experiences from childhood will stay with you. Typically, if you came from a certain type of household, you won’t recognize narcissistic behavior, as you’ll assume that such behavior is normal.
Dealing with a narcissist is easier than you might think.
If you are in a relationship with a narcissist, it’s a good idea to go to couples therapy. Of course, narcissists will typically decline the request to go to therapy because they feel that there is nothing wrong with them. In this situation, you need to decide how much you’re willing to deal with.
Also, you must begin to set firm boundaries. Along with this, you should prioritize the building up of your self-esteem and self-confidence. As you grow as a person, you’ll naturally repel narcissists, as they’re incompatible with people who do not tolerate their behavior.
Many people struggle to avoid attracting narcissists into their lives. Unfortunately, this causes a lot of pain and hardships. The sooner you’re able to recognize narcissistic behaviors, the sooner you can begin to repel people who will drag you down in life.
Tiffiny has a B.A. in Psychology, and master’s degree in Public Health Education. She worked in consulting for over 16 years, as well as previously owning a fitness and health business. In her personal life, she used personal development, mindset and health strategies to go from being overworked in a demanding corporate career, emotionally drained in a toxic marriage, physically unhealthy, and depressed to becoming an award-winning figure level bodybuilding athlete and entrepreneur. As a women’s empowerment coach, she works to help women get clear on their goals, build confidence, increase self-esteem, take action on their deep desires and create a life they love