Narcissism And Lying - How And Why Narcissists Lie - Page 3 of 3 - Psychologium
  • “I’m better than everyone.”

According to various medical researches, the primary aspects or the characteristics of a narcissist is composed of two main components. First, “to believe that they are superior than the rest” and secondly, “expecting others to recognize them as superior.” This ultimately results in narcissistic people developing a strong sense of self-admiration. All that “humble” character goes out the window, and the bragging and self-righteous characters make their way in. Its literally like they believe that they are of a superior race or belong to a special category of people. In most cases, their obvious detest for other “inferior” people is revealed through judgements, sarcasm, criticisms and stereotypes.

  • “it’s not my fault; it’s yours.”

Admitting that they have made a mistake is like a narcissist “kryptonite” (Superman? Get it?). The whole concept of proving themselves as superior comes in the way of admitting their faults. A narcissist will only look for other person’s fault regardless of the situation they are facing. No matter how bad they were and how they were clearly the reason for failure, the fact that they believe themselves to be superior makes them shift the blame to other people. Another common way of doing this is by making excuses out of the situation. There will always be an excuse for their failure, rather than admitting it.

  • “I Promise”

They will always make promises that they can’t keep, just for the sake of gaining attention momentarily. For them, it doesn’t matter if their promise is hurting other people, as long as it gives them a sense of self-importance. They will only keep promises to suit their own needs or to meet his/her obligations. The promises can range from minor circumstances or serious cases like abandoning relationships or responsibilities.