Think You’re So Special? Are You Sure You’re Not a Narcissist?

You might not spot narcissistic traits in yourself

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Just about all of us are a little bit narcissistic, at least some of the time. If we’re honest, most of us can point to a time when we look down our noses at other people. We feel special and superior. We get self-involved.

But usually, we don’t feel that way most of the time. Narcissists, on the other hand, go through life with a sense of entitlement and self-importance.

If you’re a narcissist, you probably don’t think the way you behave is a problem. But you might have narcissistic tendencies if you:

  • Have trouble in your relationships because you always want your way
  • Expect special treatment
  • Think you deserve fame, success, or power

Some treatment options could help rein in your narcissistic tendencies. Here’s what a Banner Health psychiatrist told me:

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