How to spot a Narcissist

By: Jasmine Coe

A narcissist would be described as someone who has an inflated sense of self importance with no regard to other people’s feelings. Narcissism is one of several types of personality disorders that can cause many issues in work, school, relationships, or financially. People with narcissistic personality disorder, or NPD, typically will associate with people who they believe are also unique or gifted, enhancing their fragile self-esteem to standards that they believe they should be.

People with NPD usually have five or more of the following symptoms:

  1. Exaggerated sense of self
  2. Sense of entitlement, need for constant admiration
  3. Recognition as superior
  4. Exaggerate talents/achievements
  5. Preoccupied with fantasies of success, power, beauty, and intelligence
  6. Believe they are superior and can only associate with similar people
  7. Take advantage of others to reach their goal
  8. Lack empathy
  9. Belittle inferior people
  10. Envious of others and believe others are envious of them
  11. Arrogant behavior/ attitude
  12. Expectations of favorable treatment
  13. Insist on having the best of everything


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