13 Warning Signs Of A Self-Absorbed Partner

Self-Absorbed People

Picture this.

You have been in a relationship for a few months, and you begin to notice your amazing new partner spends a lot of time talking about himself and his accomplishments.

Your beautiful new girlfriend seems to look around every room she enters, waiting for heads to turn and approving looks to come her way.

When you share a success or an exciting event in your life, inevitably the conversation turns to your partner's even greater achievement or more thrilling adventure.

He or she needs your constant approval, accolades, and attention, but rarely returns those gifts to you. It has become a one-man or one-woman show in which your partner is the leading character, and you are merely the supporting cast or cheering audience.

No one likes a self-absorbed person, especially if you are spending the majority of your time with them. Self-absorbed people can suck the life out of you, as you do backflips to prop up their egos and insatiable need for reinforcement.

Their lack of empathy and interest in you can make you feel insecure, lonely, and unimportant.

If you are a kind, empathic, and giving person, you might give a self-absorbed love partner a lot of grace. You might think you just need to give more, praise more, and be more accepting so that you'll receive a few crumbs of approval yourself.

At first you may mistake your partner's self-absorption for confidence, high self-esteem, and positivity. You may not recognize at first that your pulled-together, attractive, and self-assured partner is really a narcissist in the making.

Here are 13 signs of self-absorbed people you should watch out for: