Attitudes and dating aggression a cognitive dissonance approach
If they feel they are always right, that they know more, or that they have to be the best, etc., these are also signs of narcissism.
Narcissistic individuals may only appear to care about you when you are fulfilling their needs or serving a purpose for them.
Robert Firestone, refers to as the “anti-self.” They are very fragile, because the flip side of their self-aggrandized feeling is very low self-esteem, the other component of the anti-self (made up of extremely self-hating and self-demeaning “critical inner voices”).
So, for these people, even slight criticism can be a narcissistic injury, leading to an angry outburst and desperate attempts to regain their fragile, inflated self-esteem.
Roughly 75% of the individuals diagnosed with NPD are men.
Narcissists have inflated self-esteem (both self-soothing and self-aggrandizing “voices”) a component of what my father, Dr.(Note: The word ‘narcissist’ means egotistical, self-focused and vain.)” You can even try out this free interactive narcissism quiz.However, while this study suggests that many narcissists will freely admit to their narcissistic tendencies, it is important to note that most narcissists resist the diagnosis of NPD.” If your partner is all about themselves, always needing attention and affirmation, he or she may be a narcissist.If someone is easily slighted or over-reactive to criticism, they may also be a narcissist.