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Examples of Narcissistic Behavior

Explore typical narcissistic traits that are much more common than one would think. Explanations as well as examples of narcissistic behavior are provided below.

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Lack of empathy


A typical narcissistic trait which makes it hard or even impossible for the narcissist to read or experience emotions of other people.

Exaggerated sense of self-importance


A typical narcissistic trait which (in the narcissist's mind) sets him or her apart from other, ordinary people. He or she is special and so are their days to come. Whether some grand goal in the future is realistic or not is irrelevant for the narcissist.

Feelings of entitlement


A typical narcissistic trait which makes the narcissist believe that he is owed something and that he deserves special treatment.

Selfishness in relationships


A typical narcissistic trait which helps the narcissist to justify his or her (emotional) exploitation of the people around.

Enviousness / Suspicion of other people's motivations


A typical narcissistic trait which leads the narcissist to believe that he or she shouldn't trust other people. He or she envies legitimate accomplishments of others.

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Need for excessive praise


A typical narcissistic trait which makes the narcissist demand… everything. He or she needs constant praise to forget about his or her own shortcomings.

Arrogance and judgmental attitude


A typical narcissistic trait which makes it hard for people to be around the narcissist. Looking down on others makes the narcissist feel better about him- or herself, at least on the surface.

Insistence on associating only with other special people


A typical narcissistic trait which leads the narcissist to live a life within an echo chamber, a fictional safe space.

Preoccupation by fantasies of great achievements


A typical narcissistic trait that clouds the narcissist\'s judgement and makes him or her believe that someday all the puzzle pieces will fit together, that the stars have long since aligned for the narcissist to become the superior human being that he is meant to be since his or her birth.

Feelings of inferiority & insecurity


A typical narcissistic trait which makes the narcissist demand nothing but positive attention, be it in form of words, actions or gifts. The narcissist needs strong and constant reassurance, something he or she is rarely able to give him- or herself. Despite the narcissist being perceived as arrogant and dismissive, he or she does not really think that highly of him- or herself.

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