Six Types of Narcissists
People are fascinated by the concept of narcissism. Probably because we all are one to an extent, or we know someone who is. Before labeling someone as a narcissist, take a look at the six types of narcissists. While there is no specific diagnosis for the subtypes of narcissism, people can be diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD).
Narcissism is perhaps best understood as a trait that is on a continuum, ranging from healthy to deeply problematic. Yes, there is such a thing as healthy narcissism. Healthy narcissism is feeling proud of accomplishments and having the energy and desire to set and achieve goals. A person with a healthy degree of narcissism believes in their self-worth and their ability to effect changes in their lives. Their feelings are in line with reality and considered normal behavior.
When narcissism takes a different course and becomes unhealthy, this type of narcissism tends to surface in one or more of the following ways.