Narcissistic Grandiosity

When Narcissistic Grandiosity
Crosses the Line

By Dr K Simon

zigzagrule4Grandiosity is a principal feature of a certain type of narcissism. (See: Two Main Varieties of Narcissists.) Narcissists of the grandiose variety don’t just think they’re great. Some just know they’re great. They truly believe in their special status and their power. And because they often feel omnipotent, they can act in ways that reflect their perceived invincibility. There’s a big difference between a really healthy dose of confidence and pathological grandiosity. And you can’t always gauge the difference by a person’s status, wealth, or accomplishments. Some grandiose narcissists have plenty of reason to boast. Others have virtually nothing to show for themselves. Narcissistic grandiosity is mostly a matter of exaggeration—especially exaggerated self-importance and capability. And, when such grandiosity goes unchecked, it can lead to much bigger problems.  Continue reading.
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Recognizing Toxic People

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The Toxic Personality


Sense of Entitlement

An unrealistic, unmerited or inappropriate expectation of favorable living conditions and favorable treatment at the hands of others.

 


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A sense of entitlement is one of the characteristics of antisocial and narcissistic personality disorders and a natural extension of grandiosity; considering oneself superior to others. It can be revealed in the reasons someone gives to why they deserve or have the right to something they want, in their expectations of others to supply what they want, or in their fury when they don’t get what they want.

Donald Trump provides an illustration:

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See also:
Sense of Entitlement
Grandiosity
ASPD / NPD
The Emperor’s New Clothes

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