The 12 signs someone is a narcissist
6. You get pleasure from putting others down
Genuine narcissists tend to put others down in order to validate themselves and inflate their sense of self-worth.
However, due to their fragile egos, narcissists can give it much better than they can take it.
7. You exaggerate your achievements
Sometimes being a high achiever can trigger narcissism, however, most narcissists exaggerate their achievements because they love to be congratulated, and never miss an opportunity to brag.
8. You’re obsessed with power
There is nothing wrong with having high standards or being ambitious. However, narcissists have a distorted self-image and see themselves achieving the impossible.
Speaking to Health.com, Dr. Karyl McBride, who’s written two books on narcissism said:
It’s one thing to shoot for the stars, and then work your butt off to get there. It’s quite another to believe you are destined for greatness. That type of grandiose assumption is a classic symptom of narcissists. They tend to believe they are naturally special, and part of an elite class that deserves only the best. They fantasise about how much more powerful they will be, how much more beautiful, how much richer.