“Narcissistic personality disorder is named after Narcissus, from Greek mythology, who fell in love with his own reflection. Freud used the term to describe persons who were self-absorbed, and psychoanalysts have focused on the narcissist’s need to bolster his or her self-esteem through grandiose fantasy, exaggerated ambition, exhibitionism, and feelings of entitlement,” wrote Donald W. Black
It seems nowadays that everyone’s ex is a narcissist and it’s only after the fact of splitting up, which is hard to do, that a lot of men and women realise this. Here are 8 types of narcissists and how to spot each them.
This type of person argues that they have so much love to give, that they want to spread it around. They will have many people around them who admire them, or need them – they feed off this kind of devotion. And they use it, in order to cheat on their partners.
2. The selfish
We all know them: they are jerks, putting their egoism beyond anything else, and everything is about what they want and what they need. The world revolves around them, and being with them quickly becomes extremely harmful.
3. The smooth talker
They can be extremely charming. They seem to always know the right thing to say, they can always relate to you, make you feel nice. However, when you get over the seductive phase, this type of person can be so manipulative, that you will take time to understand the way they are harming you.
4. The know-it-all
They seem cultivated and educated, but in truth, all they try to do is prove anyone wrong, by pointing out everything they know.
5. The Romeo
He – usually it is a he – is good looking, and, like the Smooth Talker, he knows how to approach others and make them be attracted.
6. The Rage-aholic
Everything is fine, until you make a grave mistake: suggest they have a flaw. In an instant they are furious, as you hit hard on their already low self- esteem and wish to avoid the truth.
7. The control freak
Narcissism is a defense mechanism for someone whose sense of self-worth is not that high. For this reason, a very typical narcissist is the one who needs to control everything, because they feel threatened by things getting out of hand.
8. The victim
These ones are not easy to spot, as they constantly claim to be the victim, hiding their narcissism out very neatly. They will be complaining about everything that happens, in order not to admit their own responsibilities.