Thank you to Kimberly Sandstrom, LMFT for the following article.In it she shares her important insights on identifying narcissism and understanding the damage it can cause in relationships.Most importantly, working with a therapist or support group can help to restore your sense of self and sanity.Kimberly Sandstrom, LMFT, is a marriage and family therapist in San Diego CA who specializes in helping people set healthy boundaries in all their relationships and can help you journey to wholeness again after narcissistic abuse. You can connect with Kimberly on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram.Grandiose ideas manifest most often as thinking one is better than others, and acting condescendingly towards other people.If your date made fun of you for screwing up the easy mini golf hole, it could be a warning sign that you’re dealing with a narcissist. Most people who know about Narcissism think that Narcissists are all self-centered jerks.If your date has only talked about themselves all night (and doesn’t remember anything about you), it might be a sign that they’re a narcissist.about emotional abuse and how it relates to gaslighting.
Narcissists so easily gaslight people (accidentally, or on purpose) because they need to feel like they’re smarter than you.
The defines it as “a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance and a deep need for admiration.
Those with narcissistic personality disorder believe that they’re superior to others and have little regard for other people’s feelings.
If this article resonated with you and you think you’re in a relationship with a narcissist, you are not alone.
There is professional help available to support you in either navigating the relationship and becoming less victimized, or help you to get out.