How to tell the difference between a narcissist and someone who only has high self-esteem?
Signs of a narcissistic person
1. Self-esteem fragile
One thing that everyone perceives about narcissists is that they seem very self-absorbed and self-centered.
Differences between self-centered and narcissistic
But, some people are full of themselves because they simply have high self-esteem and possibly for good reason. The narcissist, however, feels that he is superior to others, but at the same time he is not very satisfied with himself.
Their self-esteem is fragile, ready to break and reveal hidden uncertainties. At their core, they may miss something, which is why they are…
2. Susceptible to flattery
Narcissists find nothing better than when others get together to say how great they are. And narcissists believe every word, even the most exaggerated flattery.
The reason they are so susceptible to flattery is that their ambition knows no limits. They really believe they are royalty.
If you don’t offer flattery to narcissists, they’ll start asking for it from you: “What do you think of my hair today, doesn’t it look cool?”
3. Large production
Narcissists love to make a big production of everything.
They can activate the charm in an instant. They love attention and will do anything to get it from others. This makes them very attractive, at least initially.
Seeing a narcissist is a lot of fun … until, of course, they manifest …
Most people experience the strange burst of envy from time to time, but narcissistic envy burns a lot.
Narcissists are deeply involved in what they are doing compared to others. This means that they are happy to devalue others and show how much better they are. Of course, they are competitive and are likely to be bad losers.
5. Lack of empathy
The narcissist cares little about how others feel, they are only interested in having their own needs met. And your own needs are quite simple: to be worshiped as a living God.
Some narcissists can be very manipulative to get what they want. They take advantage and think little about the feelings of others. Then, when they have satisfied their egos, everything ends up as if nothing happened.
Some narcissists fit in reasonably well with society.
“Successful” narcissists are able to keep their jobs and relationships by keeping their tendencies in check.
For the most volatile narcissist, however, his narcissism escapes in most situations. They immediately explode under the slightest criticism. Their envy, insecurity and vanity appear at every opportunity available.
The effect is to drive people away, tired of being used and abused. So the narcissist continually seeks out new friends and a new audience, after the old ones have had enough of their behavior.