The narcissist can start to relax once he senses that you understand how lucky you are to be with him. Some traits or disorders are found more among men or women, but narcissism strikes men and women equally.
Narcissists are famous for keeping the metaphorical door open with exes and others who show interest, as they need constant attention and reassurance that they’re desired and wanted.
Sadly, narcissists are also motivated to flirt or elicit sexual attention from others as a means of solidifying their own power over the other person in the relationship.
If you find yourself dating someone who is narcissistic, the summary version involves you feeling frustrated, angry and hurt. They brag without even realizing it, and their conversations must focus far more on them than on you.
A narcissist will talk at length about his day, but does not seem so interested when you talk about yours; a narcissist loves going out when she makes the plans, but she seems bored or pouty when you set the plans; the narcissist looks for comfort from you when he’s upset, but the way he comforts you when you are upset feels too quick and shallow to truly comfort you.
Narcissists are often extremely flirtatious, and relationships with narcissists usually involve frequent arguments about fidelity, jealousy, and flirtation.