“The latter are the hardest to have a relationship with, because they are so ‘me’ focused.”Your partner may preen and primp and adore compliments—but if he also shows empathy, concern about your welfare, and compassion, his positive traits may override his narcissistic tendencies. Yes, he may sometimes be boastful, especially if you answered true to items 1 to 6.
Just be sure to watch out for extreme behavior that could endanger your relationship—or you. And true answers from 7 to 10 mean he might be vain—or simply an ambitious man on his way up the corporate ladder.
“Everyone wants to be admired and loved,” says Stephanie Buehler, a psychologist and sex therapist who practices in Orange County, California.I thought of serial killers and thriller movie characters—until now.I’ve realized from some of my relationship experiences that is quite possible to date someone sociopathic or with sociopathic tendencies.Someone sociopathic, or with such tendencies, does not engage in shame or accountability on a deep level.They can appear to say the “right” words when conversations that don’t involve them call for it, but they will never meet circumstances where they have been a source of hurt, pain, or discomfort to someone else with compassion, empathy, or seriousness.