Unmistakably Toxic: 4 Qualities Shared by All Narcissists

Written by Angela Atkinson

Narcissists are the worst kind of abusers, because so often, even the very people they’re abusing aren’t aware of it – in fact, that’s the very nature of their favorite manipulation tactic, gaslighting. 

Related: Top 10 Signs You’re Being Gaslighted

So many people are in these situations and because they are being so heavily manipulated, they really believe that they are the ones with the “issues” – when in reality, they’ve just been horribly gaslighted by one of these people.

It’s crazy-making to say the least.

While there are various types of narcissists and they exist at various levels of toxicity, there are four basic traits that every narcissist has in common, according to a 2013 study published by Kamila Jankowiak-Siuda and Wojciech Zajkowski.

In a narcissism-focused study, the researchers were able to define the following traits as being shared among all narcissists, despite various other definitions and forms of the personality disorder. It didn’t matter if they were a covert narcissist or an overt one – or one of the many other types that we’ve currently defined. 

4 Qualities Shared by All NarcissistsAll narcissists have these qualities

The qualities that are shared by all narcissists, regardless of classification, include the folllowing. 

  1. Selfishness
  2. Disregarding other people
  3. Being self-centered
  4. Lack of empathy

 

Interesting, right? I thought so. Would you add any qualities to this list? Would you disagree with any? Let’s discuss. Share your thoughts in the comments below. 

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