Recognizing traits of a narcissist can help you protect yourself from getting hurt and being manipulated. Here are four things narcissists do to be the center of attention:
A narcissist is more than just vain. Narcissists have a compelling need for admiration and a lack of empathy for others. They have a grandiose sense of self-importance and consider themselves their number one priority. They exaggerate their accomplishments, seek excessive admiration and consider themselves better and more important than other people.
You may know someone who is a narcissist. You may even be in a relationship with one. Narcissists are pro’s at manipulation, so it can take time to see them for who they really are. Their sense of entitlement and lack of empathy for others bring about an arrogant attitude, but they can hide their true self when they want to. Their master manipulation skills allow them to deceive others, shift blame and constantly play the victim card.
Narcissists will never admit that they are wrong. They will become defensive in any situation and turn the blame on whoever they can. They’ll interrogate you, bring up any possible faults and make you question whether it really is your fault. When you try to defend yourself, the narcissist will twist your words and tell you that you never take accountability for your actions.