Are We Creating A World Of Narcissists?
Narcissists may fail to show any interest in other people’s lives, or become bored when the conversation is not about them. This means narcissists are often bad listeners: instead of listening in conversation, they wait to speak.
Narcissists want people to gush over them, and shower them with compliments in order to fulfil their need for validation. Seeking admiration is like a drug for narcissists: if others won’t applaud them, they search for new acquaintances from whom they get the next fix.
Narcissists have an exaggerated sense of self-importance and superiority which helps them stand out from the pack. This self-importance is fragile as they are not necessarily satisfied with themselves as a person. In fact, losses and failures may knock narcissists particularly badly as they are confronted their own vulnerability.
Narcissists crave leadership and control, and seek situations where they can impress others. They like being leaders, where they can dazzle and dominate without having to co-operate.