As per the Mayo Clinic, the definition of a narcissist is “someone who has an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration and a lack of empathy for others.”
HERE ARE 8 SIGNS OF A NARCISSIST:
- THEY EXAGGERATE THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS AND TALENTS.
In any story that they tell narcissists are the star of the show, they will tell you all the best about them being the star of the class even if they weren’t even acknowledged for their existence. They repeat their stories so much that they become reality.
- THEY ARE MASTER MANIPULATORS.
They will degrade you and use your weaknesses against you so that they feel more powerful. Don’t you dare ask them for a favor, you’re basically selling your soul to the devil.
- THEY DON’T RECOGNIZE OR ACCEPT YOUR FEELINGS.
It’s all about them, they don’t care about anyone else’s feelings and won’t even remember that the other person also has feelings.
- THEY ARE ARROGANT.
They don’t have a rational moral compass. They don’t care about other’s feelings, show no empathy, they’re never wrong and they’re entitled to everything. They don’t stop at anything to get what they want.
- THEY REQUIRE CONSTANT ADMIRATION AND ADORATION.
They need the attention and admiration, they live for it. They need to be the center of attention, if they don’t receive your attention you’re of no use to them and they move on to the next person that will give them their time. They lose interest quickly and have problems with keeping jobs.
- THEY TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OTHERS.
They will take advantage of anyone and everyone to achieve their goals, even if it means crossing lines and ruining other people’s lives. The narcissist appears to have self-confidence and high self-esteem, but it’s a facade. They are lacking self-worth but compensate it by using others to their best interest.
- THEY ARE ENVIOUS OF OTHERS.
When you’re not in the center of attention, they easily get angry. They suffer from depression and frustration. They are envious of anything that doesn’t come to them and their attention.
8. THEY BELIEVE THEY ARE SUPERIOR.
Narcissistic Personality Disorder is a mental health issue. They are mentally incapable of seeing the world like everyone else. They believe that they’re better than anyone. If something doesn’t go the way they want it’s not their fault it’s someone else’s.
It’s not fully understood how a person becomes a narcissist, but they do have some common background influences. This personality disorder can be diagnosed as early as puberty and preteen years. Usually a parent gave excessive pampering or excessive criticism in childhood years. They might have come from a broken home, having abandonment issues that forced them to rely only on themselves. These people have substituted the lack of love and support from a parent by over-emphasizing their own worth. Narcissistic Personality Disorder seems to affect more males than females.