Narcissism can occur on its own, however it often occurs with another condition. There is a growing link between ADHD and narcisstic traits. Many therapists now believe that unmanaged ADHD leads to narcissism. It is vital to get treatment early on for ADHD, so that the condition does not move on and grow into something else.
Here are 10 danger signs of a narcissistic person.
The need to be right-always
1.He/she always needs to be right, and can never ever be wrong. He/she never respects other people’s opinions if they are different. This leads to he/she blaming others and shaming them, often in public, with no remorse for the ramification of his/her actions.
Lacking in empathy
2.He/she lacks the ability to empathise with others, and can not imagine themselves in another person’s situation. He/she doesn’t understand someone’s point of view, or the reasoning behind why someone else would do a certain action.
Chronic need for praise
3.He/she has an all encompassing need for positive feedback and admiration, needing to be the centre of attention, and if not, will slowly change the conversation so that he/she is centre stage.
4.He/she has an anger problem, reacting with extreme anger to regular normal occurances. (Flash anger, appearing seemingly out of nowhere.)
Silent about the past
5.He/she avoids discussing their inner private life, feelings, dreams, failures, hopes, or memories. If the past is brought up, often twisting past events.
Jealous of others
6.He/she is very envious of the success of others, including their own children. When they are told about other’s success, they will react passively, without emotion, as your success triggers their huge insecurities.
Never ever admits to be wrong
7.He/she refuses to ever take the blame for the situation that they get themselves into. Rather, blaming others for their problems. He/she is never ever wrong, even when the evidence is thrown in their face.
Makes others think they are crazy/at fault
8.He/she will cover up their negative traits by accusing others of the same negative qualities that they think they have. Makes the other person think that they are crazy. As long as they are not seen as having those very qualities.
9.He or she is a perfectionist, and very conscious of outward appearance, and goes to great lengths to cover up flaws and imperfections.
Difficulty creating/maintaining close relationships
10. His/her romantic relationships are shallow, and difficulty maintaining long-term relationships.
What other conditions are comorbid with ADHD? Find out here.
What is so confusing is that these people are often so put together, and charming that they fool the world, ensnaring their victims in their trap, until it is too late to escape.
What do you do if you identify someone that you know in the above points?
Run away as fast as you can. If you can’t then learn tools to help you manage your emotions and most importantly learn to set boundaries for yourself.
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