Malignant Narcissist's have an attitude of entitlement and their motto is, "It's all about me."
As we begin to talk about the primary characteristics that go into the making of malignant narcissism, remember that the narcissist tends to be very controlling. They have to have their own way in many different kinds of arenas. A narcissist doesn't bother taking much time or effort to try to understand you, because they have a low level of empathy.
Narcissist's can be extremely manipulative and exploitive in the way they engage with others. They feel they are superior and don't mind letting you know that fact. They have an alternate view of reality and interpret things through their own self-serving mindset, even if it means rationalizing their behavior. These are very difficult people to engage with. Truth be told, all of us can show some of these characteristics every once in a while in our lives. Those of us who are trying to grow and become more mature recognize that, and say "I know I have that capability but I don't want to give it attention," therefore coming up with alternative ways to handle a situation. A narcissist however, lacks self-awareness so they do not adjust these traits and just end up going deeper and deeper in to the spectrum until it becomes a way of life.
Down at the far end of the spectrum is what we would refer to as a malignant narcissist.
Let's take the characteristics I just mentioned and go over 8 indicators you may be dealing with a malignant narcissist and how to figure out how to respond to these types of people:
People who have more than a few of these malignant narcissist ingredients tend to have major anger issues, as well as rage. They can be very stubborn and extremely harsh. They operate with the motto that says, "Nobody messes with me".
Do you have someone in mind who falls into the Malignant Narcissist category? If you do, I want to leave you with a few thoughts:
One of the biggest mistakes when dealing with a malignant narcissist is that you think too much like a normal person – these people have an entirely different operating system from the inside out. The entire thing is about dominance and you will have to maneuver around them as much as possible. There's narcissism and then there's malignant narcissism and these folks are down on the extreme and you need to take that into account as you deal with them.
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