Watch out for these signs when you’re dating someone or in a relationship. Malignant narcissists and abusers with antisocial traits are often quite charming, so it’s easy to dismiss red flags in the beginning.
1. The Idealization-Devaluation-Discard Phase
Narcissists and those with antisocial traits tend to subject romantic partners through three phases within a relationship. The idealization phase (which often happens most strongly during the early stages of dating or a relationship) consists of putting you on a pedestal, making you the center of his/her world, being in contact with you frequently, and showering you with flattery and praise. You are convinced that the narcissist can’t live without you and that you’ve met your soulmate. Be wary of: constant texting, shallow flattery and wanting to be around you at all times. This is how most victims get sucked in: they are tired of the “games” people play with each…
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