9 Signs That Jerk Is Actually Something Known As A Malignant Narcissist
We throw around the term narcissist fairly easily. We liken it to less serious things (though just as annoying) like someone who is rude, unpleasant to be around, or simply a jerk. While a narcissist can also be those things, not everyone we don’t like falls under that umbrella.
But if we were to dive deeper, there’s something known as a malignant narcissist. This is thought to be a mix of narcissism, antisocial personality disorder, aggression and sadism. The term might sound familiar because John D. Gartner, psychotherapist from John Hopkins University, recently expressed his feelings that President Donald Trump fits the description.
But we’re not here to talk about that. We’re here to figure out if that asshole (you know someone immediately popped into your head!) is a malignant narcissist.
Let’s go over the signs, shall we?
1. Lack of empathy for others.
Being able to practice compassion is both a learned skill and something some are naturally inclined to. By the time you’re a full fledged adult, and hopefully before, you should feel for other people. It’s one of the staples of humanity. Malignant narcissists lack this ability. They cannot see beyond what immediately impacts them.