7 Untypical Things for Narcissistic Personality
Narcissists have an exaggerated sense of self-importance and take advantage of others in order to get what they want. They hide their flaws and abusive behaviors from others through manipulation and make it difficult to recognize what healthy behaviors in a relationship look like. This list below will help you learn to identify healthy, loving relationships and avoid an influence of the narcissistic personality in your life.
1. Narcissists Don’t Acknowledge Your Feelings
You’ve had a bad day and nothing seems to be going right. You’re tired, overworked, stressed and even a little depressed. All you want is to curl up with some tea and have the day melt away from memory. But life with a narcissist won’t allow you to take that time for yourself. Instead they want you to devote all your time to them and their needs. They are unable or unwilling to recognize the needs and feelings of others as they are too preoccupied with themselves (see #7 on this list for further explanation).
2. Narcissists Don’t Recognize Your Successes
A person with an inflated sense of self-importance cannot see another person’s victories or successes. They are too competitive and too focused on their own successes, whether real or imagined. If the store clerk pays you a compliment, a narcissist will say that they were only feeling sorry for you. If you get a promotion, a narcissist will blame you for being manipulative, instead of congratulating you on your hard work. For a narcissist any other success besides their own is never earned and always undeserved. They are fiercely jealous of the spotlight and will stop at nothing to be in it.
3. Narcissists Don’t Practice Humility
Your coworker gets a raise at work. If he or she has narcissistic personality disorder, everyone in the office will know about it. In fact, not only will the news spread like wildfire, but he or she will exaggerate their achievement, perhaps saying that any day now they’ll be promoted to manager. A person with narcissistic personality disorder will brag on themselves, inflate their successes and belittle anyone who they believe threatens their position.
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