10 Ways to Spot a Narcissist
Who’s your favorite narcissist? Kim? Justin Bieber? The Donald? And who can forget Kanye? Imma let you finish, but first, what exactly makes a narcissist? Savvy Psychologist explains, plus offers 10 tips on how to spot a narcissist.
Aside from the dead giveaway of a selfie stick, otherwise known as “the wand of narcissism,” there are lots of clues you’re dealing with a narcissist. Today we’ll cover the features of narcissistic personality disorder, plus 10 giveaways that you’re dealing with a narcissist.
The foremost feature of narcissism is grandiosity, which means a narcissist think she’s more attractive, intelligent, and important than others. She’ll exaggerate her achievements and abilities and has a big ego, often without being able to back it up. The narcissist’s own needs always come first, and when others express needs, she sees it as a sign of weakness. She may be generous and beneficent in front of the camera (only for the admiration – it’s not genuine), but goes cold once no one is watching.
A narcissist also thinks he’s entitled – to a buzz of attention when he walks in the room, to the deference of others, or to preferential treatment. Waiting his turn is torture. Exploiting the intern or blaming the waiter is typical. He’s a victim entitled to better and is contemptuous of the successes of others
How many of them are out there? Narcissists comprise up to 6.2% of the population, but it often seems like more because they’re frequently found in highly visible positions of power, leadership, or celebrity. The majority of narcissists are men, but women make up somewhere between 25-50% of this self-loving bunch.