The term narcissist is rooted in Greek mythology, and it comes from the story of Narcissus. Narcissus literally fell in love with his own reflection, and it resulted in his demise.
Freud used the term to describe people who seemed completely self-absorbed, and as a result, out of touch with reality.
Narcissists aren’t uncommon in today’s society, especially with the rise of social media, which allows people to display even the most mundane aspects of everyday life, feeling more important than they really are.
Although there are many narcissists out there, not all of them are the same.
In fact, there exists several different types of narcissists that you are likely to encounter at least once in your lifetime.
This could a coworker, a significant other, a friend, or even a family member. Here are six different types of narcissists and what they’re all about.
1. The Victim
These narcissists are sneaky and often hard to identify, but they are also master manipulators. They use affection to feed their narcissism, and they seek for situations that allow them to be portrayed as the underdog.
In order to do so effectively, they need to have their sob story perfected, and by the time you come into contact with them, they probably will.
A victim narcissist will never be responsible for their own misfortune.