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7 Signs to Detect a Toxic Person or a Narcissist

Updated: Sep 6, 2022

It can be difficult to spot a narcissist or a toxic person, but there are some key signs to look out for. If you're worried that you might be in a toxic relationship, or you want to know if you have someone in your life whether it be a friend or family member who are one. Here are seven tell-tale signs to help you identify if you may be dealing with a narcissist.

1. They are always the victim and never take any responsibility for their actions.

When getting to know a narcissist, did you hear about their "crazy ex" or how they were manipulative? And along the way, you come to find out many more exes, and "all of them" was the crazy or jealous ones and manipulative in the relationship?

Narcissists love to play the victim. It gives them a sense of power and control over other people. They always seem to be the ones who are being wronged, and they never take any responsibility for their actions. If you're dating a narcissist, you may have already heard about their "crazy ex" or how they were manipulated. And along the way, you may come to find out many more ex - and all of them were the crazy or jealous ones, or manipulative. The reality is that narcissists are master manipulators. So if you're dating a narcissist, be prepared for a rollercoaster ride. You may never know what's going to happen next - but one thing is for sure: it's always going to be about them.

2. Superficial charm is one of the top criteria for sociopaths and narcissists.

Be aware that such individuals come on too strong at the beginning of a relationship. They seem to have it all together. These individuals are excellent at putting on a false front to manipulate and take advantage of others. They may be extremely charismatic and seemingly charming, but it is all just an act. Underneath their polished exterior, they are often self-centered, selfish, calculating, and lack empathy for others. They make you feel special and like you are the only one who matters to them. But it's all an act. Their goal is to hook you and "love bomb" you so that you will be under their control. Once they have you hooked, eventually they will start to subtly put you down, make you feel bad about yourself with subtle condescending jokes, and control what you do and who you see.

If you notice any red flags, it's important to be cautious around this individual. Don't let their superficial charm deceive you - there's usually something much darker lurking beneath the surface.

3. They have a grandiose sense of self-importance and think they are better than everyone else.

One of the most common traits of a narcissist is their grandio