10. They Think They Know It All
Whether it’s at work, or in a social group, narcissists think they know it all or consider themselves experts at everything. They also tend to be frequent conversationalists as well as interrupters in ongoing conversations. So, even when they are not criticizing someone’s views, they go back to what they were talking about as though what the other person was saying didn’t matter. They think that other people exist to boost their egos.
They will never let anyone else talk about what they want, and will always steer the conversation back to them. If given the chance, a narcissist can talk about themselves all day long, and won’t get exhausted at all.
11. Love Bombing You
Romantic manipulation or love bombing is a narcissist’s secret weapon to control someone. The whole agenda of love bombing is to make you feel as if you are the center of their Universe and the apple of their eye. They will make you feel special and on top of the world, but don’t think any of this is genuine. They do all this just to manipulate you and keep you in their control.
Love bombing includes flattery, compliments, romance, and promises of a beautiful future together. Once they gain your trust they are in control. They shape the relationship in such a way that you become the victim and them, your savior. They could care less about you because all they are want is complete control over you and the relationship.
To conclude, if you are in a relationship and you are not quite sure if you are dating a narcissist, then keep these techniques in mind, and trust your gut. If you feel like something isn’t sitting right, then it probably isn’t. The best way to protect yourself from toxic narcissists is by understanding that real love doesn’t happen overnight. It takes patience, time, and effort, and the one who truly loves you will never deliberately hurt you.