Narcissism And Lying - How And Why Narcissists Lie - Psychologium

Having narcissists in your life can be really tough and annoying. We try to avoid dealing with them as much as possible since it is easier that way. However, it may be more helpful if you understood why and how they lie and come up with a logical solution to tackle it.

It’s usually simple to spot a narcissist person. There is no such thing as a narcissists test to determine if he/she is a narcissist. Narcissism is obvious from a person’s personality and their everyday behaviour. You just need to look out for a set of symptoms to spot a narcissist out from your group of people.

Urban dictionary defines Narcissistic as “having or showing excessive admiration or interest for one’s own physical appearance or one’s own intellect.” Now, that makes it more simple to spot out narcissists, in short, just look out for all those self-righteous people. They will always take the moral high ground, and they will always try to prove that they are superior to you in both physical as well as in intellectual level.

Narcissism is not a normal trait for a person to possess. Usually, people just ignore them or just accept their narcissistic nature and move on. This, however, can lead to more serious medical condition. A narcissistic personality disorder is one of the many forms of Personality disorder, and if you just ignore them without trying to understand how or why they do what they do will only increase their narcissistic behaviour, and the ultimate result is the development of personality disorder.

Why do narcissists lie or behave the way they do?

The need for constant attention and self-admiration is the best way to understand why narcissists lie. This may be only true if you’re THOR from the marvel universe and of course fictional. Maybe once a while, they may be truly superior to the other person both physically and intellectually, but it is literally impossible to achieve that all the time. In fact, a narcissist will try to prove their superiority even if they have no significant achievements. Even if they possess certain productive qualities, they will always exaggerate their talents or achievements to gain more attention.