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Narcissistic tendencies vs. narcissistic personality disorder (NPD): What’s the difference?

We deem an individual “narcissistic” when they’re overly self-centered, they make every conversation about them, and they make selfish decisions. But many of us don’t realize that there is a personality disorder characterized by overblown self-importance called narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). So, what’s the difference between having narcissistic tendencies and…

How do narcissists control you? How do they react when they can’t control you?

Narcissists are self-absorbed. They often dominate conversations, manipulate their loved ones, and engage in deceptive behaviors for profit. You might try to steer clear of these disingenuous individuals, but you might also fall victim to their manipulation. So, how do they accomplish this? How do narcissists control you? And how…

Signs of an introverted narcissist: How to spot their subtle tactics of manipulation

Narcissists are often assumed to be braggadocious, extroverted individuals that are always the center of attention.  Introverted narcissists use what’s known as covert psychological behaviors that can mask their true intentions. Because of this, their manipulation tactics can be harder to spot.  Some of the signs of an introverted narcissist…

Your relationship status probably won’t stop a narcissist from asking you out, according to new research

Narcissists are self-absorbed, they believe they’re superior to others, and they can be incredibly hard to handle. A new study reveals another frustrating quality: they aren’t deterred from asking someone out even if the individual is in a relationship. This study conducted four experiments to understand “mate poaching”: the first…

Narcissism vs. confidence: 5 ways to tell the difference

Confidence and self-absorption rooted in narcissism are not the same: First, narcissism is self-focused while confidence considers the wellbeing of others. Additionally, narcissists constantly crave affirmation as they are hyperaware of others’ opinions, while confident individuals don’t seek to prove themselves. Also, narcissistic individuals exploit others for their benefit, while…

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