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10 Things That Indicate You Have Narcissist Personality Disorder

10 Things That Indicate You Have Narcissist Personality Disorder

10 Things That Indicate You Have Narcissist Personality Disorder

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Everyone has some narcissistic traits. While someone may behave in a narcissistic manner, it does not mean that they are so in strictly the medical definition of the word.

Narcissistic Personality Disorder or NPD causes a person to genuinely believe that they are better than everyone around them and need to be the center of attention at all times.

Here are 10 things or signs you should look out for if you think you have narcissistic personality disorder:

  1. Lack of Empathy

One of the biggest signs that your narcissistic tendencies are more than just tendencies is if you have a harder time being empathetic. If empathy is not natural to you and you have to force it, then you might be suffering from NPD.

Narcissists have a hard time trying to put themselves in someone else’s shoes. It might be next to impossible for a narcissist to show empathy as it requires a sense of concern for someone else.

Narcissists are not able to easily see anything past their problems and feelings. 

  1. Manipulation

We are all persuasive when something we care about or are passionate about is in question. However, persuasion and downright manipulation are common in a narcissist’s everyday life.

Becoming the victim or shifting the blame in a situation requires advanced manipulation skills that narcissists specialize in as they believe they haven’t done anything wrong.

  1. Criticism

What person likes to hear that they did something wrong, but accepting criticism is the only way to improve oneself.

This is not the case for a narcissistic person as criticism is simply unbearable for them. 

It makes perfect sense that criticism is unbearable for narcissistic people.

  1. Domination

Narcissists feel the urge to dominate a group and control not only the actions of others but also their views and opinions. 

Narcissists are only satisfied when they are the most important and admired person in the room.

  1. Compromise

Narcissists have an intense need to be correct and will sacrifice any relationship to be right in a situation. 

If the choice is between losing a relationship or being wrong, the choice is clear to them.

  1. Minimization

Surely, no one can be more of a victim than you or be hurt more than you.

Narcissism makes narcissists truly believe their feelings are more important which is why they tend to minimize or invalidate other people’s feelings regardless of the issue.

If you believe you have NPD, you should seek help immediately. Therapy and counseling can help you better understand your disorder and what steps to take next.

  1. Envy

Narcissists consider themselves to be so important and perfect that it only makes sense that everyone would want to be them. Narcissists often believe that everyone is jealous of how admired and important they are. 

  1. Competition

To be better than everyone else, you have to be comparing yourself and be ahead of the competition at all times. Narcissists don’t even stop the competition when it comes to their children and start belittling them.

  1. Wisdom

Since people with NPD believe they are the smartest and most impressive people, they will try their hardest to pass on their wisdom. While this may not be the worst trait, it can present itself as a sense of entitlement.

  1. Entitlement

Narcissists need to have their way in a situation and will make everyone else around them bend to their will through many manipulation tactics. If those don’t work, you can find them talking to authorities about changing the rules for them.

Conclusion

Narcissism or narcissistic personality traits are not always liked by others as they may come across as selfish or self-absorbed tendencies. This is precisely why narcissists need to be in control of every situation.

Being right and accepted by everyone is what fuels a narcissist’s ego and fulfills their pursuit for attention.

If you think you have NPD, contact a professional today.

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