Narcissists how to write them: Personality traits of narcissists you should know.
A few months ago, I covered both the psychopaths and the sociopaths and their personality and examples for literary characters. This week I’m going to cover the narcissist and their personality traits to help you craft your character better. I watched an interview with Dr. Ramani and this is how she explained what a narcissist is
“It’s like looking at the mirror and nothing is looking back at you”.
They are selfish.
Tip number one in how to write narcissists. Narcissists are known to be selfish people. Everything they do is about them. The world revolves around them and they are selfish by nature. As long they’re having a good a time, they don’t care if you’re upset or going through a rough patch in your life, they always come first.
They are difficult to deal with.
Since they are selfish it makes them difficult to deal with them. They tend to treat strangers better than their own family members so, they can feel important to make them feel good about themselves. They are arrogant and act superior.
Their personality can change.
Depending on the people they around with, their personality changes accordingly. They can be a tyrant from sweet and caring the next. Narcissists have a lack of sympathy from the people around them. They don’t love, they want attention and they return your positive with something negative.
They can be controlling
Narcissists have the tendency to be controlling they can be cold and cruel. They chose their partners or friends whom they can dominate and control- they chose people who can supply to their ego.
Narcissist are not psychopaths or sociopaths
The last tip in how to write narcissistsPsychopaths and sociopaths are narcissists but narcissists are not psychopathic from the points I’ve listed above a narcissist are entitled and looking for validation. It’s all about self-esteem with this folk. When they do something bad, they will feel guilt and shame. Shame is an important aspect as it’s a public emotion. Psychopaths or sociopaths feel none of that.
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