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19 signs that you're a narcissist and don't even know it

Business Insider Logo By slebowitz@businessinsider.com (Shana Lebowitz,Laura Casado) of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 20: Narcissistic behavior includes self-righteousness, a pattern of cheating in relationships, and taking advantage of other people.We put together a list of 19 typical behaviors of narcissists, based on research and expert opinion.This list isn't intended to be diagnostic, but it can give you a good idea of whether you or someone you know might be a narcissist.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Narcissistic personality disorder, according to Psychology Today, is characterized by "grandiosity, a lack of empathy for other people, and a need for admiration."The traits that make narcissists so difficult to hang out with or date — a willingness to control people and a ruthlessness in getting their needs met — happen to make them effective at rising up the ranks. Narcissists make up about 1% of the population, so among the hundreds of people you know, chances are there are quite a few narcissists mixed in. To help you figure out if you (or perhaps your boss) are a narcissist, we combed through the psychology literature looking for patterns of narcissistic behavior. We also spoke with Joseph Burgo, PhD, a psychologist and the author of "The Narcissist You Know."Here are 19 common signs of narcissism, and how to identify them.This is an update of an article originally written by Vivian Giang, with additional contributions by Drake Baer. Read the original article on Business Insider

19 signs that you're a narcissist and don't even know it

  • Narcissistic behavior includes self-righteousness, a pattern of cheating in relationships, and taking advantage of other people.
  • We put together a list of 19 typical behaviors of narcissists, based on research and expert opinion.
  • This list isn't intended to be diagnostic, but it can give you a good idea of whether you or someone you know might be a narcissist.
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Narcissistic personality disorder, according to Psychology Today, is characterized by "grandiosity, a lack of empathy for other people, and a need for admiration."

The traits that make narcissists so difficult to hang out with or date — a willingness to control people and a ruthlessness in getting their needs met — happen to make them effective at rising up the ranks. Narcissists make up about 1% of the population, so among the hundreds of people you know, chances are there are quite a few narcissists mixed in. 

To help you figure out if you (or perhaps your boss) are a narcissist, we combed through the psychology literature looking for patterns of narcissistic behavior. We also spoke with Joseph Burgo, PhD, a psychologist and the author of "The Narcissist You Know."

Here are 19 common signs of narcissism, and how to identify them.

This is an update of an article originally written by Vivian Giang, with additional contributions by Drake Baer. 

Read the original article on Business Insider
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