It's when someone makes you feel like you're the most important person in the world, and they must be the one for you because they seem so perfect. People are drawn to narcissists because they can be charming and charismatic. When you go out, notice how he or she treats waitresses, car hops, and vendors. One day he or she may be bashing you. In fact, one study showed that their likable veneer was only penetrable after seven meetings. If you have low self-esteem or are codependentyou may be unaware of your feelings, which can guide you. So how can you distinguish between the good guy showering you with attention and the narcissist?
They seek this by bragging about themselves and their accomplishments.
Narcissists tend to overdo it with the praise and do so charismatically. Does he or she show other people respect, or act superior to other certain groups, such as minorities, immigrants, or people of less means or education? Related Stories Readers Lounge What do women really want from their men? Readers Lounge Bad boy: Symptoms include an excessive need for admiration, disregard for others' feelings, an inability to handle any criticism and a sense of entitlement. It's when someone makes you feel like you're the most important person in the world, and they must be the one for you because they seem so perfect.