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Blog Chatter A2Z Challenge Day 14-Narcissism

Have you ever come across a self-driven, self-obsessed, ‘I am the best’ attitude carrier and someone who boasts his/her grandiosity all the time?

On the 14th Day of #BlogChatterA2Z Challenge, Let’s discuss how to spot a narcissist in your life and how to deal with them. #26days26ways

What is Narcissism?

It is a Personality disorder in which a person has an inflated sense of self-importance, self-adulation, self-absorption, and self-entitlement.

In today’s selfie-obsessed and ‘flaunt your best’ culture the word narcissism gets tossed around very easily describing someone who is full of themselves. But in psychological terms, narcissism doesn’t mean self-love.

It’s more accurate to say that people with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) are in love with an idealized image of themselves. And they’re in love with this inflated self-image precisely because it allows them to avoid deep feelings of insecurity. But propping up their delusions of grandeur takes a lot of work—and that’s where the dysfunctional attitudes and behaviors come in.

How to spot a Narcissist in your life?

  • Who needs constant attention and admiration.
  • Who thinks they’re better than everyone else.
  • Who dishes out insults and condescension, but flies off the handle at the slightest disagreement or whiff of criticism.
  • Exploits others without guilt or shame.
  • Sense of entitlement.

How to deal with a Narcissist?

Just when you know, you are dealing with one Naracccist in your life, you need to:

  • Maintain a healthy boundary
  • Don’t take anything personally
  • Don’t share much about your achievements and success with them
  • Be easy and calm while talking to them.
  • Be patient and avoid arguments.

I know it’s hard, we tend to take a load of a lot of things personally but it is a personality trait of the person which can hardly be altered. So just to protect yourself from their power plays, and stress, establish healthier boundaries, look for other friends, keep a distance. 

Reference: Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Much love and gratitude

Priyanka

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68 thoughts on “Blog Chatter A2Z Challenge Day 14-Narcissism

    1. I listened about the symptoms of Narcissism but not aware of the term. Thanks for sharing Priyanka. Loving yourself and opt an obsession for yourself is totally different. Nicely explained.

  1. I loved your tips on how to deal with the narcissist best. I already have spotted one but how do you not get into a fight!
    You definitely need to get all this into an ebook or better still write a more detailed book and publish it.. you manage to hit the nail on the head with all your posts

  2. Thank a ton Priyanka for these informative and valuable thoughts for it’s so very important to surround ourselves with positive energies and all the more important to learn how to avoid or ward of confrontational attributes in life. Hats off to you for being so considerate and motivated to be able to create and compile such treasures for us.

  3. I’ve dealt with a few of narcissists. These people are so self obsessed that everything begins and ends with them. And the worst part is when one of them turns out to be your boss. However much you perform, he is going to take away every bit of credit. These people need serious help in overcoming this problem. Unfortunately they refuse to acknowledge it as a problem.

      1. The biggest challenge is in identifying a narcissist when you meet one. In lack of being able to identifying one, you lose your mental piece and confidence too. You have given good tips to understand who a narcissist is and how to deal with one.

      2. You are right, their leadership quality is good, the appear to be very assertive so we get confuse with these personality traits to identify one

  4. Actually, most Narcissistic people I have come across have a deep inferiority complex and it is only to shield themselves from this feeling of inferiority they exhibit narcissistic behaviour. It is this feeling of inferiority that causes a sense of insecurity as you say and make them try and prove they are superior to everyone else. This may not always be the case though. I have come across a lot of brilliantly talented people who are genuinely proud of their superiority and exhibit extreme arrogance. So when dealing with narcissistic people one has to carefully weed out the people who exhibit such behaviour because of an inferiority complex and be kind to them. Excellent post on a condition that we encounter very often in life.

    1. I agree with Jai here. I have dealt with a lot of Narcissitic people and realised that an inferiority complex is the root of their problem. Of course they never acknowledge that they have a problem. I like your tips of dealing with them,Priyanka as what you shared are the best things to do. Also, I am glad you highlighted this issue today, as a lot of people are unaware of it.

      1. Thank you so much, Yes this way they hide their inner feelings supress them but it causes harm to other,especialy when one is into a relationship with such person

      2. Narcissists are difficult to deal with but yes, the tips provided by you will definitely help to deal in a better way.

  5. well explained! I like it when you told how to deal with a narcissist. Please also write more poems. It’s request from a fan:).

  6. Being a narcissist is actually not self-love and as you said, it is really difficult to recognise one. We come across so many people with different personalities that its not easy to understand them some times.

  7. Very good topic Priyanka and dealt very nicely. I think Narcissists are everywhere, some are vocal and some by deeds. Its really very frustrating to deal with them, neither you approve nor you can counter.

  8. Oh, I was not aware that narcissism is a personality disorder. I feel there’s a very thin line dividing narcissism and self-love. Your tips are well on point.

  9. Great topic to write on, Priyanka. Love the tips you have shared. Taking things not personally and avoiding arguments work best for me.

      1. You have very neatly explained the NPD, I have met a one or two people suffering from this syndrome and as suggested in here maintained a healthy distance.
        But theire sheer presence is quite annoying.

  10. Priyanka, your posts are turning into daily prophecies of my life. Barely 30 minutes ago, I got into a terrible spat with another blogger, who demeaned my work. I got riled up and hit back attacking his work in return. After reading your post, it’s clear to me that he a delusional narcissist, and nothing I said would bring him off his high horse. All I got from this exchange, was anger and a lot of anxiety. I should’ve avoided engaging, and hopefully in the future I will.
    I hope you write about something more positive tomorrow, as each topic tends to play out in my life 😛

    1. Oh my god, there exists such people and its sad we have to face them everywhere, I hope you are feeling better now.
      I love reading your post, there is always a story behind every place and the way you connect the dots, the title you choose makes it an interesting read. Much love.

  11. This is an indeed much-needed topic to be dealt with. These people can be very negative. Great tips to deal with the same. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Congratulations for the ebook,very helpful and supportive.Keep writing to help out people who are in need of suggestions and tips.Nice that you have found time to try it.You are very kind and generous that’s why you are working for the society. Good Luck

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