At times, does he adopt a grandiose attitude and make claims that seem almost impossible to believe?
These kinds of grandiose claims usually are not backed up by any real facts.
Does your husband require lots and lots of praise with a focus on his “superior” accomplishments?
A person with NPD is preoccupied with fantasies of success, usually wrapped in sub-fantasies of power, brilliance and good looks.
An example might be a situation where your husband is an entry level sales representative at a medium sized company yet says things like, “I’m the most powerful salesman on the force and have the ear of the CEO”.
If your man has NPD, he likely exaggerates his accomplishments, talents and achievements. He will hold these beliefs even though there is little or no evidence to support them.
An example might be that your man claims he has a genius level IQ.Only a qualified mental health clinician can truly diagnose narcissism.qualify as having narcissistic personality disorder (NPD).We mentioned this because many people use the term “narcissist” in an almost flippant way – which can have the effect of diluting a rather serious mental health condition that does not get better on its own and does not go away over the course of time. Bear in mind that these traits and characteristics can resemble other types of personality disorders.Additionally, medical conditions can sometimes cause (or contribute to) seemingly bizarre behaviors.Here at the Couples Counseling Center, we work with many individuals who come to us for guidance because of legitimate concerns over their partner’s actions and behaviors.