Sometimes, maintaining friendships can be a lot of work. Everyone is #adulting now, whether they’re focusing on their careers or raising families.
With all the hustle and bustle of life happening, it can be hard to tell when a friend is genuinely busy or just jerking you around.
Daniella Astor (@daniellaastor) is able to help you break down exactly how you can tell if your BFF is really your BFF or just another narcissist in a four-part video series she posted on TikTok.
If you’re not exactly sure what the term narcissist means, it’s someone who has narcissistic personality disorder (NPD).
A person with NPD may display symptoms such as an inflated sense of self, lack of empathy for others, inability to handle any criticism, and a sense of entitlement.
Daniella states that a narcissistic best friend is harder to spot than a romantic partner who’s a narcissist. For one, you don’t spend as much time with a friend as you would with your fiancé.
“The behaviors of a narcissist as a friend are more socially acceptable. They’re more subtle,” explains Daniella.
One of the biggest warning signs that your BFF may be a narcissist is if they tend to overshare too quickly and too soon.
When you first met your friend, were they immediately disclosing intimate details about their life to you?
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