What Is A Narcissist?

The Narcissist Personality Disorder Is on a spectrum, and someone would need at least five of the nine characteristics on the DSM-5.

1. Arrogant or Haughty behaviour. Unpleasantly proud of behaving in offensive manors, like they know more than others, or are more important than others.

  • Trying to prove themselves superior.
  • Often putting others down.
  • Can not see their weaknesses.
  • Can not see their own mistakes.
  • Refusal to admit fault.
  • Regularly breaks agreements.
  • Rarely to never saying sorry. “I’m sorry you.”
  • Flaunts success.
  • Argumentative.
  • Complains when things don’t go their way.
  • Controlling.
  • Points out others flaws.
  • Averse to criticism.
  • Stubborn.
  • Overbearing.
  • Always puts their needs before others.

2. A belief they are special, setting goals based on seeking attention from those they require attention from.

  • Excepts praise and recognition if they do something.
  • Expects people to be eternally grateful.
  • Believes they’re entitled to special treatment or attention.
  • Has no problem telling outright lies often believing their own lies.
  • Talks about themselves.
  • Know it all.
  • Their thoughts, feelings, opinions are fact, anyone who disagrees is wrong.
  • Double standards, they should have privacy, you shouldn’t.
  • If they achieve, it’s down to hard work, if others achieve it’s down to luck or thanks to them.
  • Have things their own way, stubborn.
  • Humiliate others if they lose, gloat if they win.
  • Puts others down to feel better about themselves.
  • Exaggerates achievements.
  • Entitled to have things their way.
  • Lack of respect for rules and boundaries.

3. Lack of empathy, unable to identify or recognise the thoughts, feelings, needs of others.

  • Oblivious to others feelings.
  • Gets annoyed when people expect them to understand how the narcissist hurt them.
  • Always right.
  • Refusal to admit fault.
  • Refusal to listen to other perspectives.
  • Acts insensitive to others pain, saying ”You’re overreacting, don’t be so sensitive, it was only a joke.”
  • Blames all others for problems.
  • Difficulty maintaining healthy relationships.
  • It’s all about them.
  • Doesn’t recognise the pain they cause others.
  • Argumentative.
  • Not sympathetic shows little compassion.

4. Envy, seeking to destroy those they are envious of, believing others are envious of them.

  • Trying to outdo others.
  • Putting others down.
  • Rarely congratulates others.
  • Always finds the negative in others achievements.
  • Talks badly of others.
  • Claims others have all the luck.
  • Discredits others achievements.
  • Talks highly of themselves, or blames others for their troubles.
  • Doesn’t offer any encouragement.
  • Not supportive of others.
  • Doesn’t like others receiving praise.
  • They don’t compliment others, only flattery.
  • False or insincere praise.
  • Takes credit for others achievements.
  • Humiliates people.
  • Downplays others success.
  • Gossips.

5. Entitled, has unreasonable expectations of special treatment.

  • Rarely helps out unless there’s something in it for them.
  • Expects others to help them.
  • Happy to take unwillingly to give.
  • Believes they deserve special treatment.
  • Will not accept responsibility.
  • Always passes blame.
  • Rarely admits fault “I’m sorry you, I’m sorry but, I’m sorry if.”
  • No matter what you give them, or whatever they have, they always want more.
  • Envious of others.
  • Claims others have all the luck.
  • Always finding something to complain about.
  • Lack of self-awareness.

6. Exploitative takes advantage of others to meet their own needs.

  • Quick involvement.
  • Only interested in things that suit them.
  • Controlling.
  • Lie a lot.
  • Find ways to punish others.
  • Financial abuse.
  • Isolates people.
  • Play on people’s vulnerabilities.
  • Make others feel guilty.
  • Two or more personalities.
  • Spin a good story.
  • Exaggerates a lot.
  • Future fakes.
  • Takes advantage of situations.
  • Secretive.
  • Mood swings.
  • Uses others for their own gains.
  • Cheating.

7. Grandiose expects to be recognised as superior.

  • Unrealistic sense of self.
  • They are preoccupied with self.
  • Self-absorbed.
  • Expects special treatment.
  • Sees themselves as above others, intellect, class, beauty etc.
  • Exaggerates talents.
  • Lies about the things they’ve done.
  • Puts others down.
  • Unrealistic high standards.
  • Talks about themselves a lot.
  • Boastful.
  • Common rules don’t apply to them, they do to you.
  • Selfish.
  • Quick to anger.
  • Not caring for those they hurt.
  • High-risk takers.

8. Requires excessive admiration, identity often comes from borrowed dreams of those around them, needed a constant supply of attention to regulate their self-esteem.

  • Pointing out achievements.
  • Fishing for compliments.
  • Only doing because they want, expect demand praise.
  • Causing conflict, drama, arguments.
  • Goading to gain reactions from others.
  • Blaming others.
  • Cheating.
  • Exaggerating.
  • Making others feel guilty.
  • Being controversial just to provoke reactions.
  • Complaining often.
  • Playing the victim.

9. Preoccupied with the idea relationship, fantasies of ultimate power and success.

  • Lives in a fantasy world.
  • Exaggerating achievements.
  • Exploits others.
  • Doesn’t see others points of view.
  • Liars.
  • Denying their behaviour.
  • Arrogant.
  • Ideal views.
  • Quick to anger if others go against them.
  • Not giving unless they can take.
  • Only loyal to their own needs.
  • Requires praise if they do for others—criticism of others.

The nine traits of NPD.

The Entitled narcissist.

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