Recognizing traits of a narcissist can help you protect yourself from getting hurt and being manipulated. Here are four things narcissists do to be the center of attention:
1. Narcissists Blame Others
Narcissists will never admit that they are wrong. They will become defensive in any situation and turn the blame on whoever they can. They’ll interrogate you, bring up any possible faults and make you question whether it really is your fault. When you try to defend yourself, the narcissist will twist your words and tell you that you never take accountability for your actions.
2. Narcissists Interrupt
A narcissist wants to be the center of attention at all times. If the topic doesn’t involve them, they’ll interrupt and attempt to refocus the conversation back to them. They have no interest in listening to someone else, because they truly don’t care about other people. Narcissists constantly want to dominate the conversation. They feel compelled to talk about themselves in front of others and exaggerate their accomplishment. If another person in the conversation won’t cooperate, the narcissist immediately perceives them as threat to be dealt with.
3. Narcissists Intimidate
4. Narcissists Play The Victim
A narcissist is a master manipulator, but they’ll never let you see that. Instead they’ll constantly play the victim in every situation. A narcissist can often be hard to spot because they know how to be likable and charming. But they seek pity from anyone and everyone who will listen. They see empathy as a powerful tool they can use to take advantage of other people and get what they want. When they eventually hurt someone, they’ll play the victim once again and use manipulation to blame others.
source and courtesy: David Wolfe