Types of Narcissists

There are several types of narcissists, each with their own unique characteristics and behaviors. Here are a few of the most common types:

  1. Grandiose Narcissist: This type of narcissist is characterized by an inflated sense of self-importance, a need for constant admiration and attention, and a belief that they are superior to others.
  2. Vulnerable Narcissist: This type of narcissist has a fragile self-esteem and may use manipulation and attention-seeking behavior to gain validation and reassurance from others.
  3. Malignant Narcissist: This is the most dangerous type of narcissist, characterized by extreme grandiosity, lack of empathy, and a tendency towards sadistic or violent behavior.
  4. Covert Narcissist: This type of narcissist is more introverted and may appear shy or self-effacing, but still has a strong sense of entitlement and a need for admiration.
  5. Communal Narcissist: This type of narcissist appears to be generous and caring, but is actually motivated by a need to be seen as altruistic and selfless.

Understanding the different types of narcissists can help in identifying and dealing with their manipulative behaviors and protecting oneself from their harm.