We’ve all been there. We meet someone who seems almost too good to be true. They’re charming and charismatic, and they make us feel special. We’re drawn to them, even though we know we probably shouldn’t be.
Unfortunately, these people are often narcissists, and we can end up getting hurt by them emotionally or even physically.
So why do we fall for narcissists? And how can we avoid them?
Narcissists are often very charming and charismatic. They know how to make people feel special and use this to their advantage. They are also often very good at manipulation. They may lie or exaggerate the truth in order to get what they want. What they want could be anything from attention to money to sex.
Here are 5 things you can do to avoid falling for a narcissist.
First, try to be aware of the warning signs. Narcissists often have a history of bad relationships, so pay attention to how your partner treats other people. If they constantly put others down or seem overly critical, that’s a red flag.
It’s also important to pay attention to how they treat you. Do they make you feel good about yourself, or do they make you feel like you’re not good enough? If it’s the latter, that’s another warning sign.
Narcissists can also be very controlling. They may try to control what you wear, who you spend time with, or how you spend your time. If your partner is trying to control you, that’s a sign that they’re not really interested in your happiness, only in their own.
Another red flag is if your partner always has to be right. Narcissists often need to feel like they’re better than everyone else, and they’ll argue with you just for the sake of arguing.
Finally, trust your gut. If something doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. Listen to your intuition and don’t be afraid to walk away from a situation that makes you uncomfortable.
While it’s not always possible to avoid narcissists completely, being aware of the warning signs can help you protect yourself from getting hurt. If you think you might be involved with a narcissist, the best thing you can do is to get out of the relationship as soon as possible.
Blessing Iyamadiken loves the art of storytelling and enjoys creating all types of content from news to entertainment. She is also a feminist and very passionate about Gender Equality. In her spare time, she loves to read or binge on Netflix.