The scary thing about narcissists is that the personalities they display can often be confused with genuine friends or meaningful flirts. But these characters are only interested in themselves and can hurt you if you’re not careful. Here are four types of narcissists and how to spot them.
This narcissist has the distinct “holier than thou” attitude. They will act like (or genuinely believe) that they know everything, and that their opinions are ones to aspire to.
How to spot them: The person at parties who is talking everyone’s ear off because the only voice they like hearing best is their own.
This narcissist will shower you with compliments and kind gestures. But be wary–-they are only doing so to convince you to like them. Once they have your admiration, they will turn off their friendly aura. The Seducer solely wants to be admired.
How to spot them: Early in your friendship, The Seducer will insist on taking you out, paying for everything, giving you gifts and overly complimenting you. Once you start reciprocating, however, their kindness may end.
The Bully is actually quite similar to The Seducer but expresses themselves in the opposite way. Instead of trying to get people to admire them, their goal is to get people to fear them.
How to spot them: This person will pick out any small aspect of your appearance or personality with the goal of making you feel insecure about it. The Bully feels most powerful when they can make others feel small.
The Sexual Fiend
This promiscuous personality measures their worth based on how many sexual partners they can collect. This type of narcissist is the ultimate emotional con artist. Like The Seducer, they will make you feel special by way of preferential treatment, and then toss you to the wayside once they have conquered you. They have no interest in emotional intimacy and will feel no guilt in letting you go.
How to spot them: Watch out for people who flirt by way of grandiose claims about how special you are, and those who insist on how much they like you. Getting you into bed is a game for them, and they will play any hand to get you to say yes.
The points in the article are the opinion of the writer.