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