By definition, a narcissist is someone who is overly self-involved, vain and selfish. They can also be cocky, manipulative and demanding. Narcissism exists in degrees along a continuum. It ranges from extra-healthy ego to pathological grandiosity.
So, how do you know where on this spectrum someone in your life falls? Below are 5 signs that someone in your life leans toward the pathological narcissist side:
1. They need to be the center of attention
This is not just a desire to be the center of attention, it’s a basic need for them. If the person in your life dominates the conversation, exaggerates their accomplishments, and only wants to talk about themselves all of the time, you are definitely dealing with a narcissist.