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Beware of This Type of Man
One type of man is five times more likely to cheat on his partner than the average man.
He often has high self-esteem, and he tends to be arrogant, condescending, and stubborn.
This type of man is called the Narcissist Male, and this blog post will outline some things you should know about this personality disorder. The post will also offer advice on dealing with these types of men if you happen to fall into that category or if your partner does.
What is Narcissistic personality disorder?
The term narcissism was first coined by Sigmund Freud in 1911 when describing what happens during early childhood development. He described narcissistic personalities as having "an excessive need for admiration," which leads them to seek attention from others.
This may manifest itself in different ways, such as being overly confident, egotistical, demanding, manipulative, etc.
In addition to seeking praise from other people, they tend to crave power over their environment and believe themselves superior to everyone else. They feel entitled to special treatment and expect others to cater to their needs. This makes them very difficult to live with since they don't take criticism well at all.
They also lack empathy towards others and see themselves as better than most people around them.
But the surprising thing about these people is, behind that over-confident exterior is deep insecurity and fragile self-esteem; that's also why they can't take criticisms well. Their sense of inferiority stems from feeling inadequate compared to those around them.
How can you recognize someone suffering from NPD?
If you're wondering whether or not your boyfriend/husband suffers from NPD, here are some signs:
- You find yourself constantly comparing him to other guys.
- His ego is larger than yours.
- He expects you to cater to his every whim.
- He feels like he deserves everything good in life while you deserve nothing.
- He thinks he knows best even though he lacks any real experience.
Will your man 100% cheat on you?
Does that mean that if your man exhibits some of these traits, then he will always cheat? No way! But there are specific characteristics that make up a person who is prone to cheating. Here are two reasons why men who suffer from NPD are more likely to cheat:
The Need For Attention
A lot of men who suffer from NPD want to get noticed. It gives them something to strive for. If they aren't getting enough love and affection from their partners, they'll look elsewhere. And unfortunately, women are usually attracted to men who give off strong sexual vibes. So if your guy seems to be looking for sex outside of marriage, chances are he might end up finding it somewhere else.
Lack Of Empathy
A lot of men who suffer from NPD lack empathy. They think that no matter what they do, their actions won't affect anyone except themselves. That means that they don't care about hurting their significant other's feelings. They often use emotional manipulation tactics to try and control their loved ones.
So now we've learned a bit about narcissists and why they act the way they do. We've also seen that when dealing with one, it's essential to understand where they come from so that you can avoid falling victim to their manipulations.