What is a narcissist?
A narcissist is a person who has an unusual preoccupation with themselves.
This includes how they look, their self-worth, the power that they have and the people who they know. According to Sigmund Freud, everyone has moments of narcissism, but to have Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), the symptoms must be long term. That is, the behaviour happens every day and not just occasionally.
At a higher degree is the malignant narcissist who is both antisocial and sadistic. These are extremely aggressive people who enjoy hurting others and are nasty and destructive and believe nobody can escape their control. The more they perceive they are hurting you, the better they feel.
Narcissists are people who don’t think much of themselves and are screaming to the world for acceptance. They are unable to look within themselves and see that they are the real problem, not everyone else. If they were secure in themselves, they wouldn’t need to shout about how good they are. The louder they yell, the more deep-seated doubt and insecurity they really have.