Very Early Warning Sign #3: Entitlement
People with a sense of entitlement believe that they deserve special consideration and special treatment. They may cut in front of others waiting in line, smoke wherever they want, drive any way they want, say anything they like, and do pretty much anything they choose.
Driven by high standards of what they should get and what other people should do for them, the entitled feel chronically disappointed and offended.
So it seems only fair, from their myopic perspectives, that they get compensation for their constant frustrations. Special consideration seems like so little to ask!
Here’s the logic:
♦”It’s so hard being me, I shouldn’t have to wait in line, too!”
♦”With all I have to put up with, I deserve to take a few supplies from the office.”
♦“With the kind of day I had, you expect me to mow the lawn?”
♦“All the taxes I pay, and they bother me about this little deduction!”
♦“The way I hit the golf ball, I should get the best seat in the restaurant!”
♦“I’m the man; you have to cook my dinner!”
After the glow of infatuation wears off, the entitled person will regard his feelings and desire as more important than yours. If you agree, you’ll get depressed. If you disagree, you’ll get abused – whether verbally, mentally, emotionally, sexually, physically, financially, digitally, or reproductively (more on that one later).
adapted from Psychology Today – https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/anger-in-the-age-entitlement/200812/are-you-dating-abuser