Dealing with narcissism part 2
- Need for constant attention and admiration. Live off of the feedback and reflection of others
- Sense of entitlement—don’t respond well to feeling disrespected and shamed. Overreacts to criticism, becoming angry or humiliated
- Take advantage of others to achieve his/her own ends.
- Lack of empathy—does not feel with and for others because they are trying so hard to feel good about themselves.
- Envious—they like to be around important or people of status but they also envy the success of others
- Arrogant or haughty in behavior or attitude—may hide it well if they are highly functional.
- Preoccupation with fantasies—unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, ideal love. Entertains unrealistic fantasies about achievements, power, beauty, intelligence or romance
- Believe that he/she is special and unique and can only be understood by or should associate only with other special or high status people. Has unreasonable expectation of favorable treatment
- Poor psychological boundaries.
These are very similar to the seven deadly sins of narcissism that Hotchkiss writes about in her book, Why is it always about you. I took note on each one but here are the headings
- Magical Thinking
- Bad Boundaries