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I Am a Narcissist

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    How to explain my narcissism.

    .. I am a user, a manipulator, a liar and a cheat. The only concern I have in the world is my self preservation and I will do about anything needed to obtain this. I lack empathy, I think I am entitled to everything and spend more time fantasizing about a life I don't have but...
    ItalianEnzo ItalianEnzo 31-35, M 7 Responses Aug 7

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    I didn't notice until I started researching this

    for a uni paper, I mean people have pointed things out to me in the past. I lie, I have no qualms about cheating to get ahead, I don't think I have ever felt guilty about anything - my main fear comes from people realising I am not as good, nice, kind as I make myself out to be...
    greatness01 greatness01 22-25 1 Response Nov 2

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    Discovering Npd At 61!

    My second life crisis in 7-years has finally revealed a shameful fact.  After hours of internet research I have concluded that I have narcissistic personality disorder.  I hate myself because of this.  There is so much written about the victims of the N, and so...
    TomHil TomHil 61-65 6 Responses Jun 5, 2010

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    Awareness Helps.

    I have sought therapy for it and it is not nearly as bad as it used to be, but I am aware of it, and contain it every day. Thankfully, it is controllable, it does not control me.  I can feel it pull on strings of jealousy, not getting what I want and secretly feel I deserve...
    Amoruss Amoruss 41-45, M 4 Responses Dec 2, 2011

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    #12 I Look

    I look in the mirror and what do I see? I see me looking back at me. I wonder, why am I  the only me I am good enough, there should be At least three. Of me.
    DragonBlue DragonBlue 66-70 2 Responses Nov 5, 2010

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    Sometimes I can't stand

    that other people even exist. Why do they bother trying to be somebody when I'm already here? I already beat them, yet they continue to try. I would never believe I was second best, how could I be? I get to be me and they have to be them. Especially women. You can dislike me all...
    DenSolen DenSolen 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 20

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    Start off I am not a Narcissist,

    psychopath or whatever you want to call me. The reason I am saying this is because I am mature and intelligent especially for my age, I am a highly motivated, and strong willed person, more than most people even most adults. What do other people think of the situation. Also i...
    cunning01 cunning01 13-15, M Oct 17

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    I heard a lot about Narcissists being cold

    and uncaring, so I was surprised when my shrink told me I had some narcissist qualities. I don't have the disorder, just a big shift towards it. I depend on other's approval and admiration. Other's opinions are contradictory, that's why I can't understand who I really am. I don...
    ordinator169 ordinator169 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 25

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    Not sure where to post this,

    but I've been interested in becoming a gigolo. Anyone have any experience and(or) advice?
    Patrikios Patrikios 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 25

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    hunterrrama hunterrrama 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 14

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    I admit I'm a narcissist,

    however I am also manic. I'm a strange person...
    TheAtheistAdvocate TheAtheistAdvocate 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 23

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    That's My Clinical Diagnosis!

    What the hell???  That's what our marriage therapist told me today.  I was shocked and dejected, and then angry, but when I got home and looked it up on the internet, I realized that it's an accurate diagnosis!  Yikes.  Well, I suppose that the upside (the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Nov 7, 2007

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    I am new to this so please bare with me

    as I let all this out..... As a child I was controlled and had a strict upbringing. (both my parents were narcissists) My late father made it pretty clear early on that he would've liked another boy ( I have two older Brothers) while my Mother did her best to control my every...
    Teeneytinytina Teeneytinytina 46-50, F a week ago

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    I started college about three weeks ago

    and I can't help sometimes walking into class late just to have all eyes on me. I know the guys look at me with envy and the girls look me like I'm some kind of king or warrior. Haha it's entertaining to look at the attractive girls and have them smile like they have a chance...
    Patrikios Patrikios 18-21, M Sep 9

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    22 Years As The Narcissit

    Part of this comes from a comment I made to another post, but I thought I would expand on it a bit. For some people, just hearing the word Narcissist paints the picture of a soulless evil person with absolutely no conscience. For those, there is likely very little I could say to...
    scrambledheart scrambledheart 36-40, M 5 Responses Jan 31, 2013

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    I am not sure if im a narcissist

    so I want a second opinion on the matter. Ive always had a grand desire for power wealth control etc and always had a grand image of myself as perfect and better than everyone else and if people dont realize it then theres something wrong with them, I can take compliments but...
    Joshrtty Joshrtty 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 17

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    I just went through a breakup with a girl

    that I dated for 2 years and lived with for a year and a half. She left me because of my manipulative and controlling behavior. I have never come to terms with this before until now. I have always known that I am good at influencing people and convincing them to do what I want...
    jq1990 jq1990 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Tedium Of Life Only Broken By Own Brilliance

    I'm a perfectionist, to the extent that I redo work if my pen splodges three pages in. Other peoples' limitations frustrate me - for example, in class, when we're doing a translation, and other people take ten minutes, I will be done in two and I get irritated. People getting...
    tartansheep tartansheep 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 11, 2013

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    Advice On Marriage And Narcissism....

    Hi there...very new, but bear with me.  I recently discovered I have highly narcisstic tendancies.  My wife of 12 years is threatening divorce as she is really just starting to uncover all the pain I have caused her most of our marriage.  She has hidden her...
    verysorryinohio verysorryinohio 36-40 3 Responses Nov 2, 2010

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    Malignant Narcissism...

    I have traveled from diagnosis to diagnosis... Being power-hungry, murderous, calculated... Lying for the hell of it, controlling others, manipulating because I just happened to be good at it... My parents often told me, when they got mad at me, that I didn't have one empathic...
    Quantumphysica Quantumphysica 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 28, 2012

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    We Are Good People.

    Narcissists have troubled pasts and in a way, it enriches the future. I've known a couple narcissists in my time on this planet and we all have been helpers. We help the lady across the street, we open doors for people we hangout with, we are very aware to other's emotions and...
    Demerviose Demerviose 22-25, M 10 Responses Jun 25, 2013

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    there it is. my horrible,

    horrible secret.
    Kimverly Kimverly 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 6

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    Here's the thing: make sure you all see

    Psychiatrists/psychologists before believing you have any mental illness or disorders! That being said, I have been dx'd with this and a few other personality disorders roughly 10 years ago in my early 20s. Only recently I finally accepted these things about me and have accepted...
    euphoricvoyage euphoricvoyage 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 5

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    Every Day Battle - I Am Losing

    I too have been diagnosed as a narcissist.  I try to control it but honestly lose more than I win.  It's all about what I want and there is little consideration for what others want in most cases.  What does it look like in my life?  Well, I am married but...
    cincychillin cincychillin 36-40, M 4 Responses Nov 12, 2008

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    It seems lately I've been super self consumed

    only dwelling or capable of focusing on my own thoughts and motives...in interactions with others it's like I'm in a haze I rarely make eye contact and struggle to maintain any substantial interest in what there actually speaking about. Unless of course the topic of conversation...
    girlinterrupted96 girlinterrupted96 18-21, F Apr 24

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    i actually have no feelings

    when i leave a relationship even 7 years worth i can up and leave with no feeling at all . but if my spouse leaves me i will beg her to stay i cannot fathem being left or rejected. ihave to fix it make it right . i need attention. i look for it everywhere i go. i always feel all...
    nikeboy488 nikeboy488 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 14

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    I spend most of my free time looking at myself

    in the mirror. Sometimes while doing hw, i get distracted by myself.
    ninjadentistinspace ninjadentistinspace 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    The Things I Enjoy About My Narcissism #3

    My view of things. In reality (outside of EP), one of my hobbies is drawing. Ever since I was young, I could pick up on things like colours, textures, and different lighting. As my narcissism grew, my ability to construct my world became easier because I know what I want to see...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 22, 2012

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    Hi everyone I also feel

    that I an Narcissist .. but I have traits of Anti social PD and Schizoid too so I really dont know .. All my life since my childhood, I have made up stories and i do them so effectively, I feel like its the truth. And I am also very self centred and selfish and extremely...
    Samaira99 Samaira99 36-40, F 5 Responses May 16

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    I'm not sure where to start.

    Well, obviously, I think I am a narcissist but then, I believe all people are at some level narcissistic. It's just a matter of degree. BUT I still think I might have much higher degree of narcissism which is the reason why I think I should stay away from other people as much as...
    allkindsofcolors allkindsofcolors 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 21

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    Randomly Thinking.

    As stated somewhere else in this group I have narcissistic tendencies. I've been running over this in my head for some time. I do not fit the stereotypical definition of a narcissist. I certainly do not love myself. In fact I can list the things I wouldn't change on two hands...
    BeteNoire BeteNoire 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 20, 2011

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    Unforgiven

    Last year 2007 i realized at the end of the year that i am a narcissist. I have hurt a lot of people and lost a lot of valuable friends because of my behavior. Sometimes i wish i could turn back time and undo everything i have done. I have only thought of myself the whole time...
    SomethingNew SomethingNew 21-25, F 16 Responses Jan 3, 2008

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    I don't think you're truly a pervert

    or a narcissist until you've *********** to videos of yourself ************.
    reeessa reeessa 13-15, F 9 Responses Oct 8

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    =)

    There's nothing wrong with being a narcissist and it shouldn't be called a disorder! wtf! if that's the case every personality should be a disorder lol! Embrace your inner beast people!!!
    ladykagome06 ladykagome06 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 2, 2013

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    You Are Not Your Behavior...

    Wow! An entire site filled with people who freely admit they are narcissists. I can hardly believe I'm here. I have a lot I want to express and I will try to keep it simple. 1) I don't think "I am a narcissist" is right. I don't think you can 'be' full time narcissist...
    RawFreedom RawFreedom 36-40 12 Responses Dec 26, 2008

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    these are my honest behaviours.

    1. I think I can be anything in life by being better than others. 2. Its my way or else 3.I have selfish ambitions 4. I think I'm better than people 5.I don't treat people right by having lack of empathy and no heart 6.I have selfish prioritization. I lift weights as my ultimate...
    kevindp kevindp 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    Troubled Narcissist.

    So, I'm 23 going on 5, and altho my steps have been tiny i am slowly coming to the realisation that i am a narcissist and i need serious help.  Up untill about 3 days ago i could not of even told you what a narcissist is. I probably still cant all tho i honestly feel that i am...
    Deanisstilltrying Deanisstilltrying 22-25, M 21 Responses Mar 11, 2011

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    I have breast implants

    and my boyfriend doesn't know
    helengirl9 helengirl9 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 11

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    I Feel Perfect

    Everyday I wake up and see myself and think, I am such an amazing person. The world would be a better place if everyone was like me. I laugh while reading this because this is exactly how I think. I hate to admit it but my ego is huge. And I really, honestly can't help being this...
    oog1129 oog1129 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2013

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    Sometimes I'm so obsessed with my physical

    appearance. Ifs disgusting.
    Based4ever Based4ever 13-15, M 3 Responses May 6

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    I am music composer and I just discovered in

    recent years that I have very strong Narcissistic tendencies. I realized that I am incapable of creating something without making myself the centre of attention. I have what I think is a great imagination, the capacity to create sound art that can really inspire people and make...
    raigon84 raigon84 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 16

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    WTF happened to this site?

    Does anyone do anything here or what? All I do is talk **** to people, and I do that in real life.
    CorporealKing CorporealKing 26-30, M Jun 17

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    Am I Vein? I dress in sloppy raggedy clothes,

    haven't shaved nor cut my hair in near twenty years, although rarely I will brush it, and I have learnt that using conditioner even if I'm not going to brush it, makes it easier when I do. Why am I this way, because it is comfortable, and I truly don't give a flying blank as to...
    1fineOT 1fineOT 51-55, M 1 Response May 22

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    This Is What I'Ve Done My Whole Life

    I LIE to make myself look good (partially because I'm anti social and I feel like I don't have much to offer so I lie if someone ever asks me personal questions) I hate and am ashamed of my dad...so I lie about him to not look like a total loser. I can see when someone is...
    PaperSky PaperSky 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 2, 2013

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    I Just Recently Came Into Terms With Myself.

    When I'm right, I'm right, no doubt. And when I'm wrong, I usually accept that I'm wrong. Am I a narcissist? So it seems. My father is the biggest narcissist I know, and according to my cousin on his side, it runs in his side of the family. It makes sense. My dad could never...
    PresumptuousLittleAngel PresumptuousLittleAngel 18-21 2 Responses Nov 11, 2011

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    My narcissism is a little different

    or maybe mild. I don't seek attention ever. The only attention I will ever need is mine. When I meet new people, I am so concentrated on telling them my name that I don't hear there name. At least my psychiatrist said I'm narcissistic.
    AFARASHLEY AFARASHLEY 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 4

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    For most of my life i have hated my family.

    For what reason? I dont know. Somtimes i have used my friends and girlfriends. I would find ways to make them complement me. Not for my good deeds but for my alter ego and my good looks. The world really did revolve around me. I was sometimes an ******* to the people closest to...
    Ifeeluberish Ifeeluberish 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 24

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    I am most likely a covert NPD.

    I am in a relationship and I broke it up 7 times in 6 months. Just as something I don't like happens I pick on it, I make an issues of if and take it to the extreme of break up. I called my girlfriend names in front of her family blaming alcohol for it in a response to an...
    fakeidholder fakeidholder 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 7

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    I Use People

    I think I use people. I used to think I had a lot of very good friendships, but now I am starting to think that no one ever really liked me that much. My parents paid too much attention to me as a child, and I think I was spoiled. I never worked as hard as I could have in many...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Jan 10, 2011

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    I'm an unrepentant narcissist,

    I love my looks and my personality. I love everything about myself and I expect to be adored. I intimidate others and love being spoilt. Life is easy for me.
    lccraze lccraze 31-35, F Oct 30

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    Food for thought. Could we really be narcissists

    if we can admit we are narcissists?
    hunterrrama hunterrrama 22-25, M 3 Responses Jun 15

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    I have this huge problem,

    yes i'm a narcissist,i really love myself and my appearence and always try for the best,sometimes i just want to forget about it and dress myself in clothes that they don't fit each other,what the hell i can do thi