I have watched many narcissist videos and since I have had personal experience with a narcissist and an emotional abuser, I find that they have some similar characteristic, but also different ones. In other words, all narcissists are abusers, but not all abusers are narcissists. I am describing the narcissist in this article and will describe an abusive person in another article.
I will put this information and the reference links at the end of this page.
Narcissistic personality disorder affects both men and women, and it often begins in the teens or early adulthood. Although some children may show traits of narcissism, this may simply be typical of their age and they will probably grow out of it. Don’t worry about them.
HERE IS A LIST OF NARCISSISTIC BEHAVIORS
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THEY DON’T GET THEIR WAY?
Sometimes, I think the child who acts in an “I Want,” “Look at me” attitude, which is natural for a child, never grew up. They just grew older.
Unless the narcissist wants to change, they can't be helped. Borderline Narcissists (I’ll discuss this in another article) have a better rate of overcoming this disorder, but even then the rate is low.
Sound like someone you know? Are people often upset with him? Is it hard for him to keep relationships? Does he tend put himself first and think he knows the only “right” way?
Someone can behave like a narcissist and not have the disorder. He may be self-absorbed and hyper-competitive, but not to the extent that it disrupts his daily life. Also he may be under a great deal of stress and is in survival mode. When he gets out of the stress, he will no longer act like a narcissist.
It’s proven that most people are drawn to narcissists and find them attractive, charismatic, and exciting. Confidence is charming. And successful leaders are often more assertive and demanding.
a list of 40 questions that measures things such as how much attention and power someone craves.
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