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Writing a narcissistic psychopath as a compelling protagonist

How to write a character with narcissistic personality disorder?

How to Tell a Narcissist by Their Writing

  1. Expects to be recognized as superior.
  2. Exaggerates achievements and talents.
  3. Fantasies of success, power, brilliance, beauty or the perfect mate.
  4. Superior attitude with a need to associate with equally special people.
  5. Needs constant admiration.
  6. Sense of entitlement.

Can a person be a narcissistic psychopath?

If a person has psychopathic traits, then they tend to have narcissistic and Machiavellian traits too. People with these personalities can’t sense other people’s feelings or see the world from any perspective apart from their own. They don’t have a sense of conscience or guilt to stop them behaving immorally.

What is the character of a narcissistic personality disorder?

Expect to be recognized as superior even without achievements. Make achievements and talents seem bigger than they are. Be preoccupied with fantasies about success, power, brilliance, beauty or the perfect mate. Believe they are superior to others and can only spend time with or be understood by equally special people.

What are the 4 types of narcissism?

As a personality trait, narcissism can be overt, covert, antagonistic, communal, or malignant.
Researchers and experts typically work around five types of narcissism:

  • overt narcissism.
  • covert narcissism.
  • antagonistic narcissism.
  • communal narcissism.
  • malignant narcissism.

What does a narcissist handwriting look like?

NPDs constantly demand attention. As such, their writing often has an air of superiority or Im better than you tone. Sometimes, they are even bold enough to come right out and say they are the best. They tend to write to incite or provoke others but it is not for action.

Can you be a good person with narcissistic personality disorder?

Narcissists can sometimes be helpful and caring. However, more often than not, they only pretend to have these qualities. Moreover, even when they act giving and helping, they are not motivated by empathy because they severely lack it, and as a result, their help is often not very productive.

How does a narcissistic psychopath behave?

Narcissistic personality disorder involves a pattern of self-centered, arrogant thinking and behavior, a lack of empathy and consideration for other people, and an excessive need for admiration. Others often describe people with NPD as cocky, manipulative, selfish, patronizing, and demanding.

How can you tell if someone is a narcissistic psychopath?

The traits of narcissistic psychopaths

  • They don’t meet social norms.
  • They lie and cheat.
  • Inordinate sense of their own worth.
  • Lack of empathy.
  • Cruelty and violation of boundaries.
  • They don’t tolerate criticism.
  • They attack others’ self-esteem.
  • They’re promiscuous in their relationships.

What’s worse than a narcissist?

3. Sociopaths are more dangerous than narcissists. People with antisocial personality disorder are more likely to be engaged in an abusive or controlling relationship. They’re also more likely to be involved in illegal activities or financial fraud schemes. If dating someone like this, you’re in trouble.

What words go with narcissistic?


  • selfish.
  • egocentric.
  • egomaniacal.
  • solipsistic.
  • egotistic.
  • egoistic.
  • egotistical.
  • self-absorbed.

How do you write an egocentric character?

5 Best Practices for Giving Your Characters Quirky Personality Traits

  1. Draw your inspiration from real life, TV, or movies.
  2. Sprinkle quirks sparingly throughout your story.
  3. Make quirks significant to the story and not incidental.
  4. Beware of and avoid cliches or quirks that are overused.

How do you develop a narcissistic personality?

What causes narcissistic personality disorder?

  1. Childhood trauma (such as physical, sexual and verbal abuse).
  2. Early relationships with parents, friends and relatives.
  3. Genetics (family history).
  4. Hypersensitivity to textures, noise or light in childhood.
  5. Personality and temperament.