49 Quotes About Narcissistic Friends

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There is much that narcissists can teach us through their actions and behavior. These quotes about narcissistic friends capture the distinct behaviors and actions commonly performed by these type of people.

“A man who loves others based solely on how they make him feel, or what they do for him, is really not loving others at all—but loving only himself.”

“A narcissist paints a picture of themselves as being the victim or innocent in all aspects. They will be offended by the truth. But what is done in the dark will come to light. Time has a way of showing people’s true colors.”

“A sociopath is one who sees others as impersonal objects to be manipulated to fulfill their own narcissistic needs without any regard for the hurtful consequences of their selfish actions.”

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

“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.”

“How starved you must have been that my heart became a meal for your ego.”

“I am a recovering narcissist. I thought narcissism was about self-love till someone told me there is a flip side to it. It is actually drearier than self-love; it is unrequited self-love.”

“I bet it gets pretty lonely with only your ego for company.”

“I have a very simple question to people…who seem to suffer from excessive narcissism: Please name three other persons who are smarter and more capable than you, in the field you work in.”

“I loathe narcissism, but I approve of vanity.”

“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 mustn’t say this, I like many of them, a great many of my friends are writers.”

“I wonder if the course of narcissism through the ages would have been any different had Narcissus first peered into a cesspool. He probably did.”

“If anybody studying psychology wants a concrete example of what a narcissist looks like, I advise them to consider any man who cheats on his wife. ”

“I’m in a business that invites narcissism, self-involvement, and egos being blown out of proportion.”

“Imagining that you are deep and complex, but others are simple, is one of the primary signs of malignant selfishness.”

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

“Love doesn’t die a natural death. Love has to be killed, either by neglect or narcissism.”

“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 love is riding on the rollercoaster of disaster filled with a heart full of tears.”

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

“Narcissists commonly cut people off and out of their lives due to their shallow emotional style of seeing others as either good or bad.”

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

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

“Out of all the addictions in the world, attention is slowly but surely becoming one of the most dangerous.”

“Parents are supposed to give the child back to herself with love. If they’ve got duct tape over their eyes because of narcissism, it doesn’t happen.”

“Politics has become infused with narcissism in America.”

“Politics, after all, is largely about power. And power goes to the core of our issues of control and narcissism and need to be right and tendency to divide the human race into ‘us’ vs. ‘them.'”

“Relationships with narcissists are held in place by hope of a ‘someday better,’ with little evidence to support it will ever arrive.”

“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.”

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

“The main condition for the achievement of love is the overcoming of one’s narcissism.”

“The paradox is that no love can prove so intense as the love of two narcissists for each other.”

“The sadistic narcissist perceives himself as Godlike, ruthless and devoid of scruples, capricious and unfathomable, emotionless and non-sexual, omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent, a plague, a devastation, an inescapable verdict.”

“There was nothing more unattractive than narcissism, she thought: nothing could transform beauty into a cloying, unattractive quality than that self-conscious appreciation of self.”

“There’s a reason narcissists don’t learn from mistakes and that’s because they never get past the first step which is admitting that they made one.”

“There’s a degree of narcissism involved in anything in show business. I mean, you can’t do it without a healthy ego. Why would you want anybody to listen to you?”

“There’s a kind of journalistic narcissism that New York-based journalists are guilty of.”

“There’s a thin line between narcissism, even if it’s a healthy narcissism, and entertainment.”

“Though they are quick to put others down, unhealthy narcissists view themselves in absolutely positive terms.”

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”

“What I’m trying to achieve with my surgery is my own personal satisfaction. It’s narcissism.”

“When I get online, there’s this cycle of anxiety and narcissism that takes over, which is the part of me that I like the least.”

“When you’re an actor, you can be hindered by your own narcissism.”

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

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

There is much to listen to when it comes to being a narcissist.