Have you ever wondered why narcissists are mean? I know it must be difficult for most of us to understand why narcissists would act the way they do. But if you have encountered a narcissist or you might have known one, you probably understand how frustrating it can be.
Before we get to that part, let’s first take a moment to understand what narcissism is and why they exist?
Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a personality disorder and mental condition in which a person has an exaggerated feeling of their importance, a strong need for excessive attention and praise, and a lack of empathy for others. This personality disorder often causes issues in different aspects of life; whether in work, education, or relationships that affect people close to them.
Why do narcissists exist?
Narcissism exists because of the effects of trauma and early experiences. Narcissistic characteristics are sometimes inherited from childhood context, which is generally marked by idealized parenting and excessive pampering. Most narcissists are born with an oversensitive temperament, growing up with unrealistic expectations from parents. They are being excessively pampered or overindulged by family members or friends.
While they may have reasons to exist, we can’t deny that narcissists can be cruel, heartless, and malicious, and they want you to know that. They hate themselves so much that they lash out at their loved ones- the people closest to them. You can give a narcissist enough love to make them trust you or to allow them to forgive your human flaws. A narcissist swiftly discards any worth you may have once you prove that you are a flawed human. Pretty mean, right?
Here are 6 reasons why narcissists are mean. Let’s figure out why?
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