Spotting A Narcissist
I've never heard this put so plainly. I think it's true.
Interesting! Definitely self-centered or self-absorbed if they think everything is related to them.
Do you think they are referring to the clinical definition or the term used in the more general way nowadays? Do you think that people who claim to have social anxiety are sometimes people who are too self-conscious, too self-absorbed? I don’t mean to say social anxiety isn’t real but maybe it’s often just succumbing to being unwilling to learn how to act or having never been taught/modeled how to act in social situations?
Yes true. As mentioned, I have seen this in churches a lot. Church leaders mostly. They strive to be in power.
I’m thinking of when my husband was a Knight of Columbus and we would go to their functions… there was one man who made a lot of speeches and led the group. He seemed off to me. He had a real creepy vibe but no one else but me seemed to notice. I hated these functions but tried to blend in and be polite. I think he could tell I didn’t like him as he could not make eye contact with me. When he spoke to my husband, and I was standing right there, he would not look at me.
I experienced something along these lines recently. A man I was seeing in a professional capacity changed his behaviour towards me. He suddenly became cool and distant. When I analysed our interaction prior to this change, the only thing I could come up with that may have offended him, is that I didn’t laugh out loud at his attempted humour. I just politely smiled as I found it in poor taste. I continued to be warm and friendly but he appeared to just not be able to get pass me not LMAO 🙂.
At first I thought my line of thinking may have been flawed as it seemed so petty, but since then I have witnessed his level of like towards people match how loud they laugh at his jokes. He appears to need constant admiration/positive reinforcement from others in order to like them.
I do see truth in the above statement.