Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is a mental health condition characterised by a persistent pattern of grandiosity, a need for admiration, and a lack of empathy. People with NPD often have an inflated sense of self-importance, an excessive preoccupation with their own achievements, and a belief that they are entitled to special treatment.
Lack of self-esteem may be a symptom of NPD. Perhaps sentiments of entitlement are more closely tied to their NPD.
Superiority is one of the main indications you are dealing with a narcissist. Narcissists have to be the best, the most right, and the most competent; do everything their way; own everything; and control everyone.
Narcissists constantly need attention and validation. They constantly try to elicit praise and approval from others to shore up their fragile egos, but no matter how much they’re given, they always want more.
Narcissists believe that everything should be perfect. This is impossible and often results in the narcissist feeling dissatisfied and miserable much of the time.
Narcissists want and demand to be in control, and their sense of entitlement makes it seem logical to them that they should be in control of everything.
Narcissists never want to be responsible unless everything goes their way. They often place all the blame and responsibility on someone else to maintain their own façade of perfection.
Narcissists believe that everything belongs to them and everyone thinks and feels the same as they do. If they want something from you, they’ll go to great lengths to figure out how to get it.
Narcissists have very little ability to empathise with others and often lack an understanding of the nature of feelings.
Narcissists are constantly afraid of being ridiculed, rejected, or wrong and often struggle to trust other people. Most narcissists project their anxiety onto their closest loved ones, accusing them of being negative or unsupportive. As you feel worse, the narcissist feels better.
Narcissists harbour a lot of shame and often bury their insecurities, fears, and rejected traits that they are constantly on guard to hide from everyone, including themselves.
However, narcissists are not bad people; it’s their behaviour that is problematic. They have been conditioned to believe that they are special and deserve to be treated better than others and approach the world accordingly