We all know someone, whether it’s a friend or coworker, who’s completely stuck on themselves and thinks that the entire world revolves around them. A person who exhibits these traits is commonly referred to as a narcissist, which is someone who’s excessively preoccupied with themselves, as well as power and prestige. But did you know that it’s possible to possess narcissistic tendencies without actually having Narcissistic Personality Disorder? Here are a few traits to look out for:
1. They always make every conversation about themselves.
If you start talking to someone about your problems and before you know it, they’ve managed to steer the entire conversation back to themselves, this could be a telltale sign that you’re dealing with a narcissist.
2. They don’t take criticism well.
Let’s be honest: No one truly enjoys being criticized, but narcissists take it personal and tend to be hypersensitive to it. They may overreact and immediately become defensive afterwards.
3. They like nice things.
This is not to say that all people who enjoy nice things are narcissists, but many narcissists are obsessed with the idea of being perceived as having a higher status so often times, they’ll purchase expensive material things to impress others.
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