6 Different Types of Narcissists

6 Different Types of Narcissists

What are the different types of narcissists?

There are many different kinds.

This article will explore six of them: The Narcissistic Victim, The Covert Narcissist, The Malignant Narcissist, The Exhibitionist Narcissist, The Somatic or Cerebral Narcissist, and finally the Toxic Parent.

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Introducing 6 Different Types of Narcissists

The Narcissistic Victim

The Narcissistic Victim is like a black hole that absorbs all the love, attention, and resources around them. 

They feel they are entitled to everything and will go to great lengths to get what they want.

They are usually very charming and convincing, which makes it easy for them to take advantage of others.

Characteristics to look out for:

• Always taking, but never giving

• Always the victim, never responsible

• Feeling entitled to everything

• Very charming and convincing

• Taking advantage of others

Some examples of what they say is "I can't help it if people are drawn to me" or "I didn't mean to take advantage, I just got caught up in the moment". 

The Covert Narcissist

The Covert Narcissist is more subtle than the other types. 

They are often shy and introverted, which can make them seem like a nice, sensitive person.

However, they are actually very manipulative and will use their shyness to take advantage of people.

They are often very good at lying and making excuses. 

For example, they might say "I'm sorry I lied to you, I was just really scared of what you would think of me".

The Malignant Narcissist

The Malignant Narcissist is may be considered one of the most dangerous types of a narcissist. 

They are often charming and charismatic, which makes them very successful in life.

However, they are also very manipulative and will use their power to take advantage of others.

Characteristics can include:

• Charming and charismatic

• Very successful

• Manipulative

• Takes advantage of others

They have no remorse or empathy, and they will do whatever it takes to get what they want.

They might say something like "I'm sorry I hurt you, but I had to do it to get what I wanted".

The Exhibitionist Narcissist

The Exhibitionist Narcissist is always seeking attention and approval from others. 

They are often very charming and outgoing, which makes them popular.

However, they are also very narcissistic and will use their popularity to take advantage of others.

Characteristics can include:

• Charming and outgoing

• Always seeking attention

• Needs constant approval

• Uses others to get what they want

They might say something like "I'm sorry I took your boyfriend, but I just couldn't help myself".

The Somatic or Cerebral Narcissist

The Somatic or Cerebral Narcissist is obsessed with their own appearance or intelligence.

They are often very vain and will go to great lengths to improve their looks or intellect.

However, they are also very narcissistic and will use their appearance or intelligence to take advantage of others.

Characteristics can include:

• Very vain

• Obsessed with their own appearance or intelligence

• Will use their looks or brains to get what they want

They might say something like "I'm sorry I used you, but I just couldn't help myself" or they might say something like "I'm sorry I cheated on the test, but I just had to get the A".

The Toxic Parent

The Toxic Parent is a narcissist who uses their children to meet their own needs.

They are often very charming and loving, which makes them seem like a good parent.

However, they are very selfish and will use their children to get what they want.

Characteristics can include:

• Charming and loving

• Uses their children to meet their own needs

• Selfish

• Takes advantage of their children

They might say something like "I'm sorry I yelled at you, but you just make me so angry".

FAQs

What is a narcissist?

A narcissist is a person who has an inflated sense of self-importance and a deep need for admiration.

They are often very charming and successful, but they also have a tendency to take advantage of others.

What are the different types of narcissists?

There are many different kinds of narcissists, but the six main types are The Narcissistic Victim, The Covert Narcissist, The Malignant Narcissist, The Exhibitionist Narcissist, The Somatic or Cerebral Narcissist, and The Toxic Parent.

What is the most dangerous type of narcissist?

The most dangerous type of narcissist is the Malignant Narcissist.

They are often very charming and successful, but they also have a complete lack of remorse or empathy.

They will do whatever it takes to get what they want, and they can be very dangerous.

How can I tell if I'm dating a narcissist?

If you're dating someone who is always seeking attention and approval, is extremely charming and successful or has a deep need for admiration, they may be a narcissist.

However, the best way to know for sure is to consult with a mental health professional.

What should I do if I think I'm dating a narcissist?

If you think you're dating a narcissist, the best thing you can do is to consult with a mental health professional.

They can help you confirm whether or not your partner is a narcissist and provide you with guidance on how to deal with them.

Why is it Important to Know The Different Types of Narcissists?

Knowing the different types of narcissists can help you better understand these individuals and how to deal with them.

It can also help you avoid getting into a relationship with one in the first place.

If you know what to look for, you can save yourself a lot of heartache and pain.

Disclaimer

The information in this article should be used for informational use only. 

Do not use this post as a substitute for official medical advice.

If you need professional guidance, please speak to a licensed professional who can help you.

They will give you the tools you need and help you navigate your relationship with narcissists.

Conclusion

Narcissists come in many different forms. It's a good idea to know and understand the different types that are out there.

Each has its characteristics, and it's good to know how to tell them from the other.

If you think you might be dating one, then consider getting professional help.

With the right kind of guidance, you can make sure that you're narcissist-free and safe.

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