- 1 Types Of Narcs # 1: Classical Narcissist
- 2 Types Of Narcs # 2: Vulnerable Narcissist
- 3 Types Of Narcs # 3: Malignant Narcissist
- 4 Different Subtypes Of Narcissism
- 5 Subtype # 1: Overt
- 6 Subtype # 2: Covert
- 7 Subtype # 3: Somatic
- 8 Subtype # 4: Cerebral
- 9 Subtype # 5: Inverted
- 10 Be Not Afraid Of The Numbers
Types Of Narcs # 1: Classical Narcissist
“Hey, I’m through talking about myself. Let hear you talk about me now.”
These are the narcissist that comes to most peoples mind when they think of narcissism.
They are also called “Hi-functioning, Exhibitionist, or Grandiose Narcissists“.
These are the narcs that are: “Look at me. Look at me. Ahhhhh! I need attention ALL OF THE TIME. AHHHHHHH! ATTENTIONNNNNNNN! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH” (Foam coming out of the mouth).
If you are having a conversation and it is not about them they will tune out. Everything has to be about them and if it isn’t then they will not be interested.
There are also the “charitable narcs“, meaning they will hold charity events and will want to be seen as if they are good and noble people. They do the right thing not because it is right but because it makes them look good.
Types Of Narcs # 2: Vulnerable Narcissist
These narcissists are also known as the Fragile, Compensatory and Closet Narc.
These narcs feel superior but they don’t seek the spotlight.
They get their status by being around other people they deem great.
They like it when people feel pity for them about their ‘tragic past’. These are the people who love sympathy and believe this, they know how to play an empath’s emotion.
They hide in the shadows manipulating and getting people to do what they want.
Types Of Narcs # 3: Malignant Narcissist
Lastly, these are toxic narcs. These are the narcs who use aggression, anger, manipulation and exploitative methods to get what they want.
You will find that these are the narcissist who CRAVES POSITIONS OF POWER.
These are the dirty cops, the corruptible politicians, the TSA guards, the unsavory teachers.
They are not too dissimilar to sociopaths because they, like many of the narcs, lack empathy. These narcs get pleasure from causing people harm. Hence the reason that they seek positions of authority.
Different Subtypes Of Narcissism
Listed above were the three major types of narcissists. But of these three types, they can be broken down into five different subtypes.
And just where you thought one was enough; right?
Subtype # 1: Overt
These are the narcissist who will come out and be overtly chauvinistic. They feel so entitled and feel that they can put others down. They can be found mostly in the “classical narcissist”.
Not only are the chauvinistic but they will poke their noses into everyone’s business. Crossing boundaries just because the boundaries are there.
“This is for me?”
“You looking at me?”
“You thinking about me?”
“Hey, you want to be me?”
Narcissists will stick their nose in EVERYONE business.
Subtype # 2: Covert
These are, what I call, the “coward narcs”. They feel so entitled but they will work from behind the curtains. This narcissist will want power and use others to get it.
They, to me, have no backbones. Covert Narcissists can be found amongst the “vulnerable narc”.
They can also come off as introverted. And when they say they like a person they will latch on to that person as if they were oxygen.
Examples of a Covert Narcissist would be:
The shy person. They want others to make the first move. They want others to know that is on their mind. And they want others to be there for them.
If they like someone they won’t just introduce themselves like an adult…they will get someone to introduce them to that person on their behalf.
Being shy is a narcissistic tendency because it makes a person never have to do anything in life to get it. They just wait for others to speak, do and be for them.
Subtype # 3: Somatic
These are the narcs who care about their image. They will spend money on plastic surgery, expensive clothes, and anything that will bolster their image. They can be found in all three of the major narcs.
Example of Somatic Narcissist (it is all about image):
People who flash money on youtube
Guys who flaunt how many girls they bagged
Subtype # 4: Cerebral
These narcs care very much about their accomplishments. They need to have many accolades. They can be found in all three of the major narcissist.
Examples of Cerebral Narcissist are:
Know-it-alls (can’t teach them anything because they know everything)
Subtype # 5: Inverted
These are a special breed. These narcs are codependent narcs. They will stay with a narc they deem powerful; just to get that validation and status.
Example of an Inverted Narcissists would be:
A FLYING MONKEY (they have no minds of their own and will feel powerful just by being with their narc god).
Be Not Afraid Of The Numbers
The different types of narcs out there may seem frightening. This may make you feel scared and alone. But fear not.
Because this is exactly how the narc would feel.
Narcs are a cowardly lot who think everyone is better than them.
This is why they are so angry. And this is why they keep trying to PULL US DOWN.
They want us with them in their pit.
And the moment we stand up to them and reveal to them the cowards that they are…they will shrink away.
Narcissists like to put on a front.
Once you show them you see through their disguise — they will back off and flee back into their little rat holes.
Because laughter is the best medicine.
Thanks to Mindcology for breaking down the different types of narcissists out there.
I wholly believe once you realize what the narc is you can take back your power from them.