How The 3 Types of Narcissists Act on a First Date

You can predict how a narcissist will act in a relationship from your first date

When you say the word “Narcissist,” most people immediately picture an outgoing, extroverted person who appears supremely self-confident and immediately takes center stage in every gathering. While this is an apt brief description of the behavior of a typical Exhibitionist Narcissist who is feeling grandiose, it leaves out many other people who also have Narcissistic Disorders.

I have found it useful to divide Narcissistic Personality Disorder into three main subtypes: Exhibitionist, Closet, and Toxic. Some theorists give them different names or they may describe fewer or more types of Narcissists. The ones that I call Toxic Narcissists, they may call Malignant Narcissists; or they may describe all non-Exhibitionists as Covert Narcissists.  Putting the names aside, the easiest way to recognize which subgroup you are dealing with is by paying close attention to how they prefer to get their narcissistic supplies.

In brief:

1. Exhibitionist Narcissists:  Want to be admired
2. Closet Narcissists:  Want to be associated with someone that they admire
3. Toxic Narcissists:   Want to dominate and make the other person feel worthless

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