5 things almost all narcissists have in common

5 things almost all narcissists have in common

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Here are the hallmark traits.

  • Narcissism looks slightly different in everyone, so leave the diagnosis to clinical professionals.
  • But there are certain common traits among narcissistic individuals.
  • Those traits include a lack of empathy, a need for admiration, and a preoccupation with status.

If you think you might be a narcissist - or if you think your boss, best friend, or partner might be one - you could be right. That said, you shouldn't go ahead and label them based on a hunch. Leave the diagnosis to a clinical professional.
Narcissism looks different in everyone, and varies in extremity. But psychologists and researchers have pinpointed a few key characteristics that apply to almost all narcissists.
They are: