Do you have intense, unstable emotions, and a distorted self-image? Do you feel like you have an abnormal love of yourself, an exaggerated sense of superiority and importance, and a preoccupation with success and power? Do you tend to set unrealistic goals? These attitudes and behaviors may not reflect self-confidence and instead, conceal a deep sense of insecurity and a fragile self-esteem. Narcissism is a term used to describe a focus on the self and self-admiration that is taken to an extreme. Some other narcissistic traits are:
- A grandiose sense of self-importance (exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements).
- Being preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love.
- Believing that he or she is “special” and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions).
- Requiring excessive admiration; having a sense of entitlement, and being interpersonally exploitative.
- Lacking empathy and unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others.
- Feeling envious of others or believing that others are envious of you.
- Shows arrogant, haughty (rude and abusive) behaviors or attitudes.
As therapists, we can help you learn to relate to others in a more positive and rewarding way. We can provide one with greater insight into your problems and attitudes in the aim that this will change behavior.
Call us at 951-290-2997 to speak to a compassionate therapist. We work with all sorts of insurance and any financial situation. You can also book an appointment right now.