Online dating and the narcissist

30 Sep

Without the right words, everything can seem confusing, especially if you haven't read about personality disorders before.

Psychologists and the online community of survivors of narcissistic relationships use several terms to help make sense of what happened to them, such as why they fell for a narcissists charm, why they were targetted, or what made someone they loved treat them this way.

When you're in love with someone, it can be tricky to tease these characteristics out.

(You want to they love you back and change is scary, so why come up with reasons to leave?

Check the answer in each pair that comes closest to describing you.

Don't leave any pairs blank; try to complete the survey in just a few minutes.

And while it's not the end of the world to date someone who holds his or her ego in high regard — after all, studies show this may make them more likely to go to the gym and land leadership positions at work — a bit too much narcissism in a relationship can spell serious disaster.

Drew to gauge the narcissism level of hundreds of celebrities.

Donna Andersn is a journalist who founded the website Love after she came out of an abusive marriage with a sociopath.

Has the mental exhaustion of being involved in a Narcissistic Relationship left you heartbroken, numb, and full of despair?

Do you often wonder how you will ever be able to move on, or how you will ever survive the abuse?

Have you tried everything you know possible to move on and let go, and no matter how hard you try, nothing seems to work?

As if the memories, the pain, the shock, the hurt and all the shattered dreams continuously haunt you?