Narcissists crave for attention and want to be the center of it. They need it so bad they can taste it and would do anything /brag, boast, exaggerate stories/so that others feel attracted by them.
Sooner or later a narcissist becomes a good and flawless liar, as this is actually their way of life.
That’s why usually it’s hard to find out whether a narcissist is telling the truth or not.
They would often mix lies and real facts, twist the reality or present the truth in a way that suits their needs.
Narcissists are also deprived of the ability to feel empathy for other people. They have no respect for another opinion than their own either. On top of that, they’re good manipulators and often fake compassion or sympathy to earn the trust of other people. This is clearly manifested in the way they communicate with others. Most of the times they don’t care what the person is saying unless it’s something related to their own interests.
Below you can check out 5 typical signs of a narcissist behavior.
Twist the truth
Narcissists are proficient with words and can handle conversations extremely well. They are excellent at conveying the facts in a way that makes them stand out. They are also great manipulators and could persuade other people to take responsibility for the sudden and unexpected turn of events. At the same time, they might play the victim of the situation.
Narcissists lack empathy for others. However, they are very successful at faking it. They know how powerful it might be to show your understanding for others and that it would make people like you. This is a classic manipulation tactic that narcissists would curry favour with. This way they could persuade others much easier to collaborate when they need it.
They like making people look bad in the eyes of the world. This helps them feel better about themselves as they could stand out. On the top of that, they never take responsibility for what they’ve done. They prefer to blame someone else for the negative consequences of their own actions or even for things that are not this person’s fault at all.
Another typical narcissist’s trait is the fact they would interrupt any conversation which is not directly involving them. Alternatively, if somebody else is trying to take control and change the conversation’s direction, they could either respond with silence or try to interrupt the talk again. If this fails, the narcissist could start looking at the person who’s shifting the focus of the conversation as an enemy.
They’re the center of the universe
Narcissists tend to forget what are the limits of acceptable behaviour. They are like 5-year-olds. They believe that they have the right to everything. They think their opinion and point of view are valid for everyone. They can’t handle rejection. They feel humiliated and offended when they’re said no. If a narcissist wants something they would do the impossible, sacrificing whatever it takes, to get it.