Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Identifying Narcissistic Traits

Here are 15

An obvious self-focus in interpersonal exchanges

Problems in sustaining satisfying relationships

A lack of psychological awareness

Difficulty with empathy

Problems distinguishing the self from others

Hypersensitivity to any slights or imagined insults

Vulnerability to shame rather than guilt

Haughty body language

Flatters people who admire and affirm him

Detests those who do not admire him

Uses other people without considering the cost of that for them

Pretends to be more important than he is

Brags and exaggerates his achievements

Claims to be an 'expert' about most things

Cannot view the world from the perspective of another person