Because of this, I was able to see this all play out in front of me, and I was disgusted by him and the idea I had put up with it for so long. Regardless of whether my visitors were OK with it, it was apparent he had strategically chosen to surround himself with people who would praise him relentlessly.
A narcissist needs constant admiration because fundamentally, narcissists are extremely insecure and do not have the ability to process shame in healthy ways.
A fuckboy makes up elaborate, hard-to-believe lies about his accomplishments, while a narcissist strategically exaggerates accomplishments that he can easily convince people he has.
A fuckboy is also insecure, but he is much less refined in his approach to hide that fact.
5. Narcissists always expect special treatment.
Does your guy always go to the front of the line at a club, thinking he can just charm the doorman? He could be a narcissist.
They expect special treatment and obedience from others in such a way that they simply expect all things to go their way.