Ego can kill a relationship like a slow-acting poison.
There should be enough room for two egos in a relationship. When one ego is ballooning to the size of a blimp, then that is a cause for concern. You would never want to be caught in a relationship with a guy who thinks too highly of himself. A man who is too self-centered will most likely be a man who is selfish and who is always looking out for his own safety.
If given the chance, he would probably end up using you as a human shield because he sees himself as far too valuable. The red flags of a conceited and narcissistic man are there for all to see. It’s all a matter of keeping an eye out for the signs.
When you do see the red flags early on in a relationship, it’s best to get out as fast as you can. Find yourself a man who is generous and who thinks more highly of others than he does of himself. You deserve a man whose whole world will revolve around you and not around himself.
Here are 11 signs that your boyfriend is too self-centered:
1. He never includes you in the decision-making process.
He doesn’t value your opinion because to him, the only opinion that matters is his own. Whenever there are decisions to be made, he never includes you in the process. He always gets to decide where you’re having dinner, what movie you’re seeing, where you’re going for vacation, and important decisions like where you’ll be moving in together.
2. He treats your relationship like a competition.
He’s never really happy for you when you accomplish your goals. Whenever achievements or recognitions come your way, he always tries to one-up you. He doesn’t like it when the attention is on people other than himself.
3. He lies to you all the time to protect his self-interests.
If he doesn’t want to go out on a date with you, he will have no problem lying about a work project to get out of it. He really couldn’t care less about how dishonesty would make you feel so as long as he gets what he wants. He prioritizes his wants over the feelings of everyone else. – Continue reading on the next page