An evil asshole with no conscience.
Just kidding. Almost.
Narcissists are not Supernatural in any way — although they are likely to spend a good portion of their time in a body trying to make their abuse targets and Narcissistic Harem think that they are…
Narcissists are the most mild version of individuals on the Cluster B personality spectrum. The cluster includes people with Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Anti-Social Personality Disorder, Narcopath affectation [not listed in the DSM5 but a combination of Narcissism and Sociopathy from a mix typically of nature and nurture], Histrionic Personality Disorder, Conduct Disorder [the pre-cursor in children to ASPD and in adults with mild Sociopathic Affectation], Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Psychopath Affectation [a more erratic form of Anti-Social Personality disorder coupled with extreme Narcissism and typically a desire to socially dominate either in public if extroverted or in private if Sadistic and obsessed with something like BDSM.
Narcissists are codependent transactional people. Without a group of Enablers and people who worship their False Self to socially allow them to thrive, they do less harm to themselves and to others medically, emotionally, psychologically, and socially statistically speaking over time.
Read more about them at flyingmonkeysdenied.com — a Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Website or from websites that specialize in discussion of Cluster B personality types.
Be mindful someone can behave in ways that are narcissistic (meaning self focused to the exclusion of considering others) without being a full fledged medical Narcissist.
A Narcissist will always have an element of ill will and social competition to their behavior in a way someone obtuse and self-focused will not.
For instance, a person with Autism might not understand how their behavior and mannerisms impact others and will inadvertently hurt other people’s feelings on occasion without meaning to or being aware of their part in the social kerfuffle. Or a person who is under the weather or considerable stress may bark from frustration or become non-cooperative with social events if they do not have the physical capacity to consider others or their feelings and sensory impression that are caused by the compromised person when and if that person is stressed.
The Narcissist, compared to the Narcissistic person, is likely to not only suck the air out of a room whenever they walk in but they will intentionally craft their words to hurt. Their specialty as the mildest Cluster B is pretending to like or love a target they are Love Bombing — typically while they strive to triangulate and sever that person’s relationship of affection to others.