Narcissistic Personality Disorder Traits
Below are the most common traits found in people with narcissistic personality disorder:
- An insatiable appetite for the attention of other people.
- Generally prone to extreme feelings of jealousy.
Behave as if they deserve special treatment.
Commonly exaggerate their achievements, talents, and importance.
- Extremely sensitive.
Find it difficult to maintain healthy relationships.
Have fantasies regarding their own intelligence, success, power, and good looks.
- If they have to take advantage of others to get what they want, they will, without regret or conscience.
It does not take much for a person with NPD to feel rejected.
- Lack empathy - empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of other people. People with NPD disregard other people's feelings.
- Many believe that only others - "special" people - are really able to understand their uniqueness.
May consider themselves as very skilled in romance; more skilled than anybody else.
- Most people see narcissists' goals as selfish ones.
Obsessed with themselves.
- Respond to criticism with anger, humiliation, and shame.
- Seem arrogant.
- Tend to seek out praise and positive reinforcement from others.
- They may be perceived by others as tough-minded or without emotion.
- Usually expect others to agree with them and go along with what they want.
- Very easily hurt.
- Whatever they crave or yearn for must be "the best."
By Christian Nordqvist