7) Is devoid of empathy. He can complain and whine for hours about all of his problems, real and imagined but when you need to talk about your constantly undermining coworker or sick relative, suddenly he is busy or maybe just returns a blank stare and a "Oh I'm sure it will be fine." kind of remark. Anyway, don't bore him, he has really important things on his mind!
8) Tends to be envious of others or believes others are envious of him/her. He may think no one else deserves a high-paying job, flashy material possessions or hot wife and will not hesitate to announce this and compare otheres unfavorably against himself, as he is clearly is more deserving of these "rewards."
9) Displays arrogant and haughty behavior. Thinks he's better than everyone, displays a marked disinterest in anything not directly related to or helpful to him, including your friends and family and interests. Struts around like he's the cock of the walk, speaks in a loud, broadcasting voice so everyone hears everything he says, obsesses over appearance, you get the idea.
Not too appealing right? The professional psychology community is mostly in agreement that a narcissist can't be changed much, so either you can live with it or you leave him. Now at least mainstream media is poking fun at—if not sincerely trying to rehab NPD's—with Tool Academy a show where cheaters, liars, moochers and other "tools" get sent to bad-boy rehab to get a little lessson in empathy. 6 Men We'd Enroll In Tool Academy
Have you dated an NPD sufferer? Did you put up with him or get out? Share your stories!