47 Quotes About Being Narcissistic


You may know someone that suffers from being in a relationship with a narcissist. This can be oppressing and emotionally draining. These quotes about being narcissistic capture some of the most common qualities and mentalities of these individuals to be aware of.

“A narcissist is someone better looking than you are.”

“A victim of circumstance is a casualty. A victim of convenience is a narcissist.”

“All of nationalism can be understood as a kind of collective narcissism.”

“Confidence is the prize given to the mediocre.”

“For the most part people are not curious except about themselves.”

“Hate is the complement of fear and narcissists like being feared. It imbues them with an intoxicating sensation of omnipotence.”

“He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.”

“He’s satisfied with himself. If you have a soul you can’t be satisfied.”

“I don’t care what you think unless it is about me.”

“I think a lot of self-importance is a product of fear. And fear, living in sort of an un-self-examined fear-based life, tends to lead to narcissism and self-importance.”

“I think writers are the most narcissistic people. Well, I musn’t say this, I like many of them, a great many of my friends are writers.”

“If ordinary people complain that I speak too much of myself, I complain that they do not even think of themselves.”

“If people are really narcissistic or have a need to be seen as more than they really are, or to be admired as having it all together, then they cannot be followed and trusted by others.”

“If you’re a nobody, just imagine a lot of celebrities are in love with you. Narcissism is the best cure for attention deficit disorder.”

“It is especially painful when narcissists suffer memory loss because they are losing parts of the person they love most.”

“It is not love that should be depicted as blind, but self-love.”

“It is possible to have a strong self-love without any self-satisfaction, rather with a self-discontent which is the more intense because one’s own little core of egoistic sensibility is a supreme care.”

“Loving yourself and being in love with yourself are two entirely different things. Differentiate.”

“Narcissism and self-deception are survival mechanisms without which many of us might just jump off a bridge.”

“Narcissism is the part of my personality that I am the least proud of, and I certainly don’t like to see it highlighted in everybody else I meet.”

“Narcissistic people are always struggling with the fact that the rest of the world doesn’t revolve around them.”

“Narcissists are great con-artists. After all, they succeed in deluding themselves! As a result, very few professionals see through them.”

“Narcissus does not fall in love with his reflection because it is beautiful, but because it is his. If it were his beauty that ent hralled him, he would be set free in a few years by its fading.”

“Narcissus weeps to find that his Image does not return his love.”

“Nice people don’t necessarily fall in love with nice people.”

“No one has probably helped me more with my narcissism than my dog.”

“Nobody can be kinder than the narcissist while you react to life in his own terms.”

“Self-awareness is not self-centeredness, and spirituality is not narcissism. ‘Know thyself’ is not a narcissistic pursuit.”

“Self-love depressed becomes self-loathing.”

“Self-love is often rather arrogant than blind; it does not hide our faults from ourselves, but persuades us that they escape the notice of others.”

“Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.”

“Some narcissistic people end up believing their own lies.”

“Stay away from lazy parasites, who perch on you just to satisfy their needs, they do not come to alleviate your burdens, hence, their mission is to distract, detract and extract, and make you live in abject poverty.”

“The greater our own level of narcissism, the more we detest it in others.”

“The narcissist devours people, consumes their output, and casts the empty, writhing shells aside.”

“The paradox about narcissism is that we all have this streak of egotism. Eighty percent of people think they’re better than average.”

“The problem in narcissism is not the high ideals and ambitions, it’s the difficulty one encounters when trying to give them body.”

“The spirit of arrogance most definitely makes you shine. It paints a bright red target on your own forehead.”

“There is a difference between supporting someone and feeding someone’s narcissism. One is support and the other is not.”

“There’s nothing more narcissistic than being sure that you are built in the image of an all-powerful Creator-God, and that same God answers your prayers, knows your name, and has a personal relationship with you.”

“To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.”

“Vanity and narcissism the compulsive need to be admired and praised undermine one’s courage, for one then fights on someone else’s conviction rather than one’s own.”

“When narcissism is viewed as good; good is viewed as narcissism.”

“When the healthy pursuit of self-interest and self-realization turns into self-absorption, other people can lose their intrinsic value in our eyes and become mere means to the fulfillment of our needs and desires.”

“Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism.”

“Withhold admiration from a narcissist and be disliked. Give it and be treated with indifference.”

“You give up your narcissism, your egotism. That’s how you achieve chemistry.”

Knowing narcissism will help you to identify the symptoms and deal with it early on.

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