Four types of narcissism.
Narcissism and vanity are often considered mirror images of each other.
We think of both as being enamored with their own beauty
image and self-centered attitudes .
This however is a shallow representation of
what narcissism really is.
Narcissism is a spectrum.
On one side you have self assurance and confidence which
which make for a happy and healthy personality.
On the other side you have NarcissisticPersonality Disorder（NPD)
which is self-centered, non-empathetic and
emotionally draining to be around.
Narcissism and vanity are somewhere in the middle.
They’re not healthy but they’re not as damaging as NPD.
NPD can only be diagnosed by a professional
and it isn’t something you can develop or catch.
The seed of narcissism is usually planted in childhood.
Differences in upbringing make for differences in narcissism
and change which narcissistic traits people develop.
What types of narcissism are there?
How does narcissism presentative?
We’re so glad you asked.
Narcissistic people can be either body oriented
called the somatic narcissist
or personality oriented
called the cerebral narcissist.
Somatic narcissists focus on looking better than everyone else.
They’re the ones with the fancy clothes perfect hair and gym bodies.
Cerebral narcissists focus on things
like being smarter or funnier than everyone else.
They’ll start debates in order to win them
and live off the praise fed to them from other people.
On top of this body mind division
there are also four main ways narcissism can present itself
One overt narcissism
Loud outspoken and always right.
These narcissists tend to be bullies and use
their words to tear down the people around them.
This is the most common presentation of narcissism.
Two covert narcissism
Sneaky like snakes in the grass
You might not even recognize this person as the narcissist.
They pretend to be kind and gentle when in reality.
They’re manipulative and cold .
It’s feeding off the people closest to them.
They use people as a means to an end
to gain money power fame whatever they want.
Three seductive narcissism
We don’t mean seductive like high heels and fishnets.
These narcissists tend to praise and idolize people close
to them in order to get the same response back.
They sucker people in with admiration and compliments
then drop you with no warning.
By playing hot and cold they keep you on the hook
and get their ego constantly fed .
Four vindictive narcissism
These people aim shoot and destroy.
They’re the most dangerous of all the narcissists
and might be confused with the overt narcissists
because of how outspoken they are .
Be warned, these people will do and say anything
to destroy their victims
and often will trash talk and incite anger
in other third parties to turn more people against their victim
Worrying you might be a narcissist？
Don’t. While you might present traits of narcissism
you’re likely somewhere in the middle
non-dangerous portion of the spectrum
And if you’re really worried talk to your mental health professional
about a possible diagnosis.
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