The Narcissist.

Updated: Sep 24, 2021

Knowledge is power - knowing who you are. (The Narcissist) So after many years of hearing from others close to me, usually ex partners it would seem that I can be labelled! I am a narcissist or display narcissistic behaviours and/or personality traits. Let's talk about that shall we! Signs and symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder and the severity of symptoms vary. People with the disorder can:

1. Have an exaggerated sense of self-importance

2. Have a sense of entitlement and require constant, excessive admiration

3. Expect to be recognized as superior even without achievements that warrant it

4. Exaggerate achievements and talents

5. Be preoccupied with fantasies about success, power, brilliance, beauty or the perfect mate

6. Believe they are superior and can only associate with equally special people

7. Monopolize conversations and belittle or look down on people they perceive as inferior

8. Expect special favors and unquestioning compliance with their expectations

9. Take advantage of others to get what they want

10. Have an inability or unwillingness to recognize the needs and feelings of others

11. Be envious of others and believe others envy them

12. Behave in an arrogant or haughty manner, coming across as conceited, boastful and pretentious

13. Insist on having the best of everything — for instance, the best car or office


At the same time, people with narcissistic personality disorder have trouble handling anything they perceive as criticism, and they can:

1. Become impatient or angry when they don't receive special treatment

2. Have significant interpersonal problems and easily feel slighted

3. React with rage or contempt and try to belittle the other person to make themselves appear superior

4. Have difficulty regulating emotions and behavior

5. Experience major problems dealing with stress and adapting to change

6. Feel depressed and moody because they fall short of perfection

7. Have secret feelings of insecurity, shame, vulnerability and humiliation

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