Five Toxic Things Narcissistic People Say

By Bo Beard | May 19, 2024

Red flags

A Harvard psychologist named Craig Malkin published an article in CNBC that confirmed that signs of extreme narcissism are frequently recognizable through behaviors such as bragging, dominating conversations, and making belittling comments. 

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These obvious red flags are not usually evident in the initial stages of a relationship. Let's take a closer look at characteristics that are more discreet.

Love bombing

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1. They engage in 'love bombing': Love bombing involves showering someone with praise, attention, and gifts. This behavior is known as the "honeymoon phase." Research spanning decades suggests that this idealized treatment of our partners not only brings joy but also serves as a predictor of the durability and contentment of romantic relationships.