Are you a narcissist? 8 common traits of narcissism


When it comes to narcissism, it’s important to know that someone who is a narcissist has what’s called a narcissistic personality disorder. And I have an older article that I will link below. I’ll walk you through all the diagnostic criteria because it’s important to know that people can have narcissistic traits without having a full-blown narcissistic personality disorder. Just like the same way that I can have some symptoms of anxiety, let’s say, without having a diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder, right? We can have some of the traits but not have a full-blown disorder.

Today I’m going to walk you through some of the most common traits of a narcissist so you can see if any of it lines up with what you’re going through or maybe someone in your life is going through. And if you think any of these traits apply to you, it’s really important to see a professional get properly diagnosed. Don’t think of this article as a way to diagnose or undiagnosed yourself. It’s really important that you see a professional get proper treatment. 

The first trait of someone who’s a narcissist is superiority. And this pretty much means that they think that they do things better, that they are better than everybody else around them. And if you happen to do something they don’t approve of or point out something in their life, let’s say you walk into their house, and you’re like, “Oh, I think that could be a blue wall instead of that. They will burn it down. They can talk trash about you. They can tell other people how bad you are. They can unleash rage on you, anything to kind of make you go away or look like they discredit you, look less serious so that they can continue upholding this facade of superiority. 

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