Label him and then walk away.
Everybody knows a narcissist, even if you think you don't you do. Narcissists are everywhere; they're our co-workers, parents, partners, and exes.
Some of the better known personality traits are that they're arrogant, self-centered, self-important, manipulative, lacking in empathy and compassion, and lastly (but most importantly), narcissists like to control people.
Yes, narcissists will use you for their own needs and don't care at all about what they do to you in the process.
Narcissism is a somewhat generic term that covers a wide range of narcissism, from extreme narcissism to subtypes of narcissism. You might very well be a narcissist yourself, and there are many tests you can take online to determine if you have Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
When you're involved with a narcissist it can be very damaging to your self-esteem and feelings of self-worth. Being able to identify a narcissist can be the first step in getting your power back.
Narcissists are toxic people, though most would be shocked to hear themselves described that way. They usually have rational reasons for why they behave the way that they do, and getting them to change is very challenging.
Once you've been involved with a narcissist, you'll be very careful about not getting involved with another. But they can be charming and deceptive enough that you might let your defenses down. If you can avoid interacting with a narcissist, then do it; if not, tread carefully.
Every zodiac sign has certain personality traits that are common to the individuals. Astrology can predict which kinds of narcissism each of the signs are likely to have, and by knowing this information you can be sensitive to the signs of a narcissistic personality.
Narcissists are extremely manipulative, so any information you have is a weapon you have for the battle. Here's the kind of narcissist he is, according to his zodiac sign.
You never want to become the target of a vindictive narcissist because they'll try to destroy you. You may have challenged their superior status without even knowing it, but the result is that they have to prove that you're the ultimate loser by destroying you.
This type of narcissist builds himself up by humiliating other people, and they rely on contempt to make other people feel like losers, proving himself to be a winner in the process. At his most toxic, he'll make you doubt yourself and your value as a human being.
Conversational narcissists love to talk about themselves and if the conversation goes in a direction that's not about them, they steer it right back. Enough about me... what do you think of me?
This is when a person is drawn to a narcissist like a magnet and gets involved in a co-dependent relationship with them. The inverted narcissist caters to the emotional needs of a classic narcissist and gives them the boatload of admiration, praise, and adulation that the narcissist needs to survive.
This type of narcissism is one that's easy to recognize. This narcissist sees himself as more important, influential, and amazing than everyone else. He knows he's destined for great things and is often bragging about his accomplishments and triumphs. He's very charismatic and it's easy to admire him.
This narcissist is always happy to give their opinion (even when no one has asked for it), and they believe they're definitely the smartest person in the room. It doesn't matter what the topic is that people are discussing, the know-it-all will insert themselves into the conversation and start lecturing. Obviously, the know-it-all narcissist is a whole lot less interested in what other people have to say.
This kind of narcissist manipulates you by making you feel good about yourself. At first, they seem as if they admire you, but their ultimate goal is to make you feel the same way about them so they can use you. They want your support and admiration, and will praise you to get it. But once they've gotten what they need from you, they'll cut you out of their life.
These narcissists show many of the intense behaviors and characteristics that we associate with the pathological narcissist, but not all of them. In a way, destructive narcissists are lighter versions of pathological narcissists — all the manipulation but half of the angst.
People with this type of narcissism are reckless, determined, self-assured, and vain. They have a tendency to overcompensate for their narcissistic needs and are usually shocked when confronted regarding their narcissism. It's not that they have an excessively inflated self-image, they really are that cool... or so they believe.
This narcissism refers to the high-profile, corporate type of personality, and this person has one thing on his mind: profits. Because of his narrow-minded focus on making money, it can alienate him from others.
This type of narcissism takes the pursuit of spirituality and turns it into an ego-building and confusion-creating endeavor, as ego development is counter-intuitive to spiritual progress. Think of evangelical preachers and you get the picture of spiritual narcissism.
This type of narcissist tends to be more emotionally sensitive than the other types. They feel helpless, anxious, and victimized when people don't treat them like royalty. They're preoccupied with fears of rejection and abandonment. Depending on what's happening in their life, they can go from feeling superior to feeling inferior.