What Is A Narcissist?
A narcissist is a person who has an inflated ego. They “feel” (this being the operative word here) they are better than everyone else. Narcissists have an insatiable desire to make others around them their inferior.
A narcissist is also a person who wears many different masks. They know how to pretend to be someone and something they think we want.
A narcissist as I often like to say, “Could give Academy Award Winners a lesson in acting.”
They really are great actors.
And one of the major roles that they love to play…is being the victim.
Oh! Woe is me!
(Curtain drop…and wait for the applause.)
Now I said, “feel” in my definition of “what is the narcissist” because narcissism is different from NPD. Sadly, many people believe them to be the same thing; which they are not.
What Is NPD?
NPD is a mental disorder where the person believes they are better than everyone else because of a mental illness they have.
Does this justify their actions?
It doesn’t make what they do to others right. But it is very important to understand that there is a difference between narcissism and NPD.
One is a feeling (emotion) and the other is a biological factor (it is a mental illness). You can learn more here about the differences between Narcissism Vs. NPD.
With this said, I want to make know that my site Laughing At Narcs is not intended to make fun of people with NPD. Nor am I making fun of narcissists. I am poking fun at the narcissist characteristic and mindset.
Because laughter is great medicine.
The Different Types Of Narcissists
Now that we have an understanding of what narcissism is, let’s break down the different types. Please understand this before we continue.
No matter how much we may want to live in peace. No matter how much we may want to get along. And no matter how much we may want to try and UNDERSTAND OTHER PEOPLE…
The truth of the matter is that there are just some really nasty and negative people out in the world. And we MUST be knowledgeable about these people.
They are NOT as rare as we may think they are.
To be a narcissist doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be loud and obnoxious.
There are narcissists out there who know how to play the victim trope to a tee. And then there are narcissists out there who just want nothing but your demise.