If one is famous, the image he projects of himself is reflected back at him in the eyes of those who revere him. He feels he is unique and special, while the majority of others are common and ordinary.His image is validated as he sees his name in lights or his face on the cover of a magazine. There is almost nothing a narcissist won’t do if he thinks it will bring him fame. A narcissist only associates with others of high status or intellect, for he feels only these people can possibly understand him. Requires excessive admiration, adulation and attention A Narcissist always wants to be the center of attention and will do whatever it takes to attract attention.
Although narcissistic men demonstrated more favorable attitudes toward lesbians than heterosexual women, they were not any more likely to be accepting of homosexuality than non-narcissistic men.
The Diagnostic and Statistics Manual (DSM) of mental disorders states narcissistic personality disorder exists when five or more of the nine criteria listed below are met: 1 Feels grandiose and self-important for reasons that are not supported by reality.
2 Obsessed with fantasies of unlimited success, fame, power, or omnipotence via his unequalled brilliance (the cerebral narcissist) or bodily beauty and sexual performance (the somatic narcissist). 8 Tends to be envious of others or believes that others are envious of him. Please allow me to say once again that I am not a mental health professional.
A Narcissist will do anything to draw attention to himself. Feels a sense of entitlement Narcissists do not think that rules and regulations apply to them. Exploits others without guilt or remorse A Narcissist evaluates whether he wants to develop a relationship with someone on the basis of their utility.
They believe they are special and need not conform to society’s expectations or laws. In other words, how useful a person can be to him is the measure of their worth.