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12th Jan '18 4:14:18 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''SailorMoon'' has a few examples.

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* ''SailorMoon'' ''Anime/SailorMoon'' has a few examples.
25th Dec '17 11:10:14 PM Aipom-pom
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Unlike TheSociopath, the narcissist can be a good guy. And when he is, he can even be a great guy! He feels shame when things go wrong or he realises he's messed up. He doesn't enjoy hurting people or dismiss their feelings. He feels no satisfaction in cheating his way to success, since he's far too awesome to need to cheat. And he loves having lots of friends, and he often sincerely cares about them too, if in a self-absorbed way. Great friends are a sign of how great he is, and he can show ''them'' how great he is too - that he can afford to give them gifts, is brave, loyal, and trustworthy... yes, many a narcissist is perfectly capable of believing that there's no better to show his greatness than through his admiring fans - I mean, friends. It's just that his ''best'' friends are those who admire him and cheer him on, rather than perhaps people who point out his flaws or try and hold him back. Oh, and he's ''still'' more awesome than they are, with his goal of being the best coming first. He recognises his mistakes though, and as a result he can learn from them, because just because you're awesome doesn't mean you can't get ''more'' awesome.

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Unlike TheSociopath, the narcissist can be a good guy. And when he is, he can even be a great guy! He feels shame when things go wrong or he realises realizes he's messed up. He doesn't enjoy hurting people or dismiss their feelings. He feels no satisfaction in cheating his way to success, since he's far too awesome to need to cheat. And he loves having lots of friends, and he often sincerely cares about them too, if in a self-absorbed way. Great friends are a sign of how great he is, and he can show ''them'' how great he is too - that he can afford to give them gifts, is brave, loyal, and trustworthy... yes, many a narcissist is perfectly capable of believing that there's no better to show his greatness than through his admiring fans - I mean, friends. It's just that his ''best'' friends are those who admire him and cheer him on, rather than perhaps people who point out his flaws or try and hold him back. Oh, and he's ''still'' more awesome than they are, with his goal of being the best coming first. He recognises recognizes his mistakes though, and as a result he can learn from them, because just because you're awesome doesn't mean you can't get ''more'' awesome.



* Kawai from ''Manga/KoeNoKatachi,'' a sweet looking and intelligent classmate of Shouya who turns out to be this. Unlike some examples, she's actually more of a text book case of Narcissism. She has a strong need to be seen as important and to be admired, claiming that she works and studies harder than everyone else, and so shouldn't be seen as anything less than great by her classmates. She is bothered when people talk badly about her, thinking that it must be because they are jealous of the relationship she has with her crush. [[SelfServingMemory She also believes that she was bullied back in elementary school, just like Shouko was]], even though in reality she was a bystander who laughed at the bullying and was responsible for turning Shouya into the class scapegoat. But, of course, Kawai appears incapable of acknowledging these flaws, and ultimately believes she can do no wrong.

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* Miki Kawai from ''Manga/KoeNoKatachi,'' ''Manga/ASilentVoice,'' a sweet looking and intelligent classmate of Shouya Shoya who turns out to be this. Unlike some examples, she's actually more of a text book case of Narcissism. She has a strong need to be seen as important and to be admired, claiming that she works and studies harder than everyone else, and so shouldn't be seen as anything less than great by her classmates. She is bothered when people talk badly about her, thinking that it must be because they are jealous of the relationship she has with her crush. [[SelfServingMemory She also believes that she was bullied back in elementary school, just like Shouko Shoko was]], even though in reality she was a bystander who laughed at the bullying and was responsible for turning Shouya Shoya into the class scapegoat. But, of course, Kawai appears incapable of acknowledging these flaws, and ultimately believes she can do no wrong.



** Brock probably better fit a Borderline Personality Disorder than either of those (albeit an extremly dangerous one).

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** Brock probably better fit a Borderline Personality Disorder than either of those (albeit an extremly extremely dangerous one).



** Scar of ''Disney/TheLionKing'' is this trope turned UpToEleven. "Meticulous planning, tenacity spanning decades of denial is simply why I'll be king undisputed, respected, saluted and seen for the wonder I am, yes my teeth and ambitions are bared, be prepared!" The song is called "Be Prepared" and can be listened to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0AiN8vrn9Y here]] on Youtube.

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** Scar of ''Disney/TheLionKing'' is this trope turned UpToEleven. "Meticulous planning, tenacity spanning decades of denial is simply why I'll be king undisputed, respected, saluted and seen for the wonder I am, yes my teeth and ambitions are bared, be prepared!" The song is called "Be Prepared" and can be listened to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0AiN8vrn9Y here]] on Youtube.YouTube.



* Clip in the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen''. He ticks off an impressive number of symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder. He has an inflated sense of his own abilities, achievements, talents and prowess, and has a stong sense of entitlement to the positions of Mortal Sword of the Black-Winged Lord and later the Herald of Mother Dark, which he claims are righteously his. He thinks nothing of using others and lacks the ability to consider them as more than his pawns, to be used as he sees fit. Only his own opinion has any value to Clip. Kedeviss insinuates that Clip may be envious of Nimander and his kin, as they have actually met Anomander Rake while he hasn't, and Skintick suspects that Clip is occupied by fantasies of his fated meeting with Anomander Rake, in which the latter has to step down when faced with Clip's fury.

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* Clip in the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen''. He ticks off an impressive number of symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder. He has an inflated sense of his own abilities, achievements, talents and prowess, and has a stong strong sense of entitlement to the positions of Mortal Sword of the Black-Winged Lord and later the Herald of Mother Dark, which he claims are righteously his. He thinks nothing of using others and lacks the ability to consider them as more than his pawns, to be used as he sees fit. Only his own opinion has any value to Clip. Kedeviss insinuates that Clip may be envious of Nimander and his kin, as they have actually met Anomander Rake while he hasn't, and Skintick suspects that Clip is occupied by fantasies of his fated meeting with Anomander Rake, in which the latter has to step down when faced with Clip's fury.



* Gina Linetti in ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'' is convinced that she's the absolute centre of the universe and that everyone else on the planet exists solely for her benefit and to cheer her on with whatever she aims to do. Putting a mirror in front of her distracts her in the same way it would a cockatiel, she considers almost everything and everyone around her beneath her and displays a boundless contempt for them, has limited concern for the feelings and problems of others, demands to be the centre of all attention at all times, and consider this line of dialogue when the squad is attempting to persuade Sgt. Jeffords not to accept a cushy job with a private security contractor:

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* Gina Linetti in ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'' is convinced that she's the absolute centre center of the universe and that everyone else on the planet exists solely for her benefit and to cheer her on with whatever she aims to do. Putting a mirror in front of her distracts her in the same way it would a cockatiel, she considers almost everything and everyone around her beneath her and displays a boundless contempt for them, has limited concern for the feelings and problems of others, demands to be the centre center of all attention at all times, and consider this line of dialogue when the squad is attempting to persuade Sgt. Jeffords not to accept a cushy job with a private security contractor:



* ''Series/{{Kings}}'': King Silas Benjamin is a blatant narcissist, who cannot separate the good of his kingdom from the good of Silas. He views his children and his nation as extensions of himself, and takes honours going to anyone else as a personal insult. His wife and son also display traits of this.

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* ''Series/{{Kings}}'': King Silas Benjamin is a blatant narcissist, who cannot separate the good of his kingdom from the good of Silas. He views his children and his nation as extensions of himself, and takes honours honors going to anyone else as a personal insult. His wife and son also display traits of this.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' has Sigvald the Magnificent - the favoured champion of the Chaos God Slaanesh, Lord of Vice and Excess. Sigvald is so narcissistic that he has his shield polished to a mirror sheen so he can look at himself in battle, and is often distracted by his own reflection even in the heat of combat. His narcissism even causes him to launch his followers on wars of aggression to punish people whose hair is said to be more beautiful than his (the high elves if you must know), or the makers of wines he finds dull and tasteless. Many champions of Slaanesh show similar behaviour.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' has Sigvald the Magnificent - the favoured favored champion of the Chaos God Slaanesh, Lord of Vice and Excess. Sigvald is so narcissistic that he has his shield polished to a mirror sheen so he can look at himself in battle, and is often distracted by his own reflection even in the heat of combat. His narcissism even causes him to launch his followers on wars of aggression to punish people whose hair is said to be more beautiful than his (the high elves if you must know), or the makers of wines he finds dull and tasteless. Many champions of Slaanesh show similar behaviour.
10th Dec '17 3:01:21 AM lillolillo
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* (The real) Madara Uchiha from ''{{Naruto}}''.
* Asuka Langley Sohryu from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' seems to fit the bill perfectly with her boisterous and egocentric attitude but [[spoiler: that's just a cover for the fact that [[InferioritySuperiorityComplex she has a very LOW opinion of herself]] and thus an obsessive need to be adored and accepted.]] However this is not a subversion--that particular defense mechanism is probably the most widely accepted explanations for narcissism.

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* (The real) Madara Uchiha from ''{{Naruto}}''.
* Asuka Langley Sohryu from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' seems to fit the bill perfectly with her boisterous and egocentric attitude but [[spoiler: that's just a cover for the fact that [[InferioritySuperiorityComplex she has a very LOW opinion of herself]] and thus an obsessive need to be adored and accepted.]] However this is not a subversion--that particular defense mechanism is probably the most widely accepted explanations for narcissism.
''Manga/{{Naruto}}''.



* Doctor Doom. '''''RIIIIIICHARDS''''' became his nemesis because [[IRejectYourReality he blamed him for the accident]] which scarred his perfect face.
** Taken even further in some versions of his origin, where the scarring is fairly minor, but he insists on putting on his famous mask before it's finished cooling, due to his need to "conceal" the imperfection.

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* Doctor Doom. ComicBook/FantasticFour'': ComicBook/DoctorDoom. '''''RIIIIIICHARDS''''' became his nemesis because [[IRejectYourReality he blamed him for the accident]] which scarred his perfect face.
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face. Taken even further in some versions of his origin, where the scarring is fairly minor, but he insists on putting on his famous mask before it's finished cooling, due to his need to "conceal" the imperfection.



* ComicBook/LexLuthor hates {{Superman}} for [[HoldingOutForAHero holding humanity back]]...from worshipping ''him'' instead. While he's not incapable of empathy, he has trouble viewing his employees and allies as anything other than extensions of himself, and is a major ControlFreak who cannot stand it when those around him have different opinions from him.

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* Franchise/{{Superman}}:
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ComicBook/LexLuthor hates {{Superman}} Superman, and at a lesser extent ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}, for [[HoldingOutForAHero holding humanity back]]...back]]... from worshipping ''him'' instead. While he's not incapable of empathy, he has trouble viewing his employees and allies as anything other than extensions of himself, and is a major ControlFreak who cannot stand it when those around him have different opinions from him.



* DependingOnTheWriter, The Riddler can fit this trope.
* DependingOnTheWriter, [[ComicBook/{{Venom}} Eddie Brock, the original Venom / Anti-Venom]] is sometimes referred to as a Narcissist when he's not being referred to as a [[TheSociopath Sociopath]]. [[NeverHurtAnInnocent He doesn't totally]] [[LackOfEmpathy lack Empathy]] like a Sociopath but it's certainly "[[NeverMyFault Never His Fault]]." ([[TheRival It's Spider-Man's!]])

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** ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} steals cities and blows up their origin homeworlds when he's done with absorbing their cultures' knowledge. In short, his goal as seen in ''ComicBook/SupermanBrainiac'' is absorbing the whole knowledge of the universe until "evolving into perfection", and regards literally everybody else as expendable guinea pigs.
** ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'s villain Reactron is a self-centered, lecherous bully who hates Kara Zor-El to death because she had the gal to fight back and beat him down when he attacked her with no provocation whatsoever. In retaliation, he murdered her parents, blew up her planet and attempted to kill her and rape her several times. He also murdered his ex-girlfriend because the woman dared to break up with him. Benjamin Krullen cares for no one but himself, and people are only toys he amuses himself with.
* DependingOnTheWriter, Batman's enemy The Riddler can fit this trope.
* ''ComicBook/{{Venom}}'':
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DependingOnTheWriter, [[ComicBook/{{Venom}} Eddie Brock, the original Venom / Anti-Venom]] Anti-Venom is sometimes referred to as a Narcissist when he's not being referred to as a [[TheSociopath Sociopath]]. [[NeverHurtAnInnocent He doesn't totally]] [[LackOfEmpathy lack Empathy]] like a Sociopath but it's certainly "[[NeverMyFault Never His Fault]]." ([[TheRival It's Spider-Man's!]])



* ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'''s version of God is this, an omnipotent being who only gave humanity free will so they could love Him despite the crap he puts them through. The series gets started when he creates a being whose power equals his own just to be loved by it. God is [[spoiler:eventually killed by the Saint of Killers, a man who once caused Hell to freeze over because he was too full of hate for his family's murderers. Then the Saint learned that God was behind his family's murder...]] Did we mention this is written by a staunch atheist?



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* In ''[[FanFic/EquestriaAHistoryRevealed Equestria: A History Revealed]],'' the LemonyNarrator perceives herself to be the best historical essay writer alive. She's also pretty self-centered and seems to care mostly about herself.

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* In ''[[FanFic/EquestriaAHistoryRevealed Equestria: A History Revealed]],'' ''FanFic/EquestriaAHistoryRevealed'', the LemonyNarrator perceives herself to be the best historical essay writer alive. She's also pretty self-centered and seems to care mostly about herself.
27th Nov '17 7:51:34 AM Katie69
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* Brittany Chesterton from Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittestMini is a textbook example.
28th Oct '17 1:11:44 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/ChristinaAguilera's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjfA9TzjALs "Vanity"]]. The narrator heavily crosses into ScrewYourself.

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* Creator/ChristinaAguilera's Music/ChristinaAguilera's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjfA9TzjALs "Vanity"]]. The narrator heavily crosses into ScrewYourself.
26th Oct '17 4:27:52 AM Patrickov
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* Karamatsu in ''Anime/OsomatsuSan''. His youngest brother, Todomatsu (Totty), is also this to a lesser extent.
26th Sep '17 9:43:50 PM Doldrum27831
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# The character is [[SomebodyDoesntLoveRaymond extremely self-conscious of how they are perceived]]. Despite having little regard for those around them, his/her peace of mind hinges on receiving validation of their self-importance from others. However, unlike a character with AcquiredSituationalNarcissism, a pathological narcissist's grandiosity is not ''dependent'' on others' validation. Rather, it is the fact that these characters' egos are so inherently bloated that they perceive anything less than near-constant praise and adulation as a grievous injustice. Consequently, these characters regularly display a [[CantTakeCriticism glaringly low tolerance for criticism]] and a blatant [[NeverMyFault unwillingness to take responsibility for mistakes or outright wrongdoing]]. On the upside, a narcissist's obsession with projecting an image of infallibility renders them capable of internalizing at least ''SOME'' set of moral guidelines.

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# The character is [[SomebodyDoesntLoveRaymond extremely self-conscious of how they are perceived]].he/she is perceived by others]]. Despite having little regard for those around them, his/her peace of mind hinges on receiving validation of their self-importance from others. However, unlike a character with AcquiredSituationalNarcissism, a pathological narcissist's grandiosity is not ''dependent'' on others' validation. Rather, it is the fact that these characters' egos are so inherently bloated that they perceive anything less than near-constant praise and adulation as a grievous injustice. Consequently, these characters regularly display a [[CantTakeCriticism glaringly low tolerance for criticism]] and a blatant [[NeverMyFault unwillingness to take responsibility for mistakes or outright wrongdoing]]. On the upside, a narcissist's obsession with projecting an image of infallibility renders them capable of internalizing at least ''SOME'' set of moral guidelines.
26th Sep '17 9:43:03 PM Doldrum27831
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# The character's personality is overtly permeated by his/her own [[{{Pride}} vanity]]. In all their interactions with others, a pathological narcissist firmly believes himself/herself to be vastly superior to those around him and (more importantly) expects recognition of this fact. While capable of faking humility, all narcissists are angered by the mere hint they are being denied the recognition "owed" to them. Likewise, they deeply resent anyone who draws attention away from them or in any way encroaches on their claim of superiority.

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# The character's personality is overtly permeated by his/her own [[{{Pride}} vanity]]. grandiosity]]. In all their interactions with others, a pathological narcissist firmly believes himself/herself to be vastly superior to those around him and (more importantly) expects recognition of this fact."fact". While capable of faking humility, all narcissists are angered by the mere hint they are being denied the recognition "owed" to them. Likewise, they deeply resent anyone who draws attention away from them or in any way encroaches on their claim of superiority.



# The character is [[SomebodyDoesntLoveRaymond extremely self-conscious of how they are perceived]]. Despite having little regard for those around them, his/her peace of mind hinges on receiving validation of their self-importance from others. However, unlike a character with AcquiredSituationalNarcissism, a pathological narcissist's grandiosity is not ''dependent'' on others' validation. Rather, it is the fact that these characters' egos are so inherently bloated that they perceive anything less than near-constant praise and adulation as a grievous injustice. Consequently, these characters regularly display a [[CantTakeCriticism glaringly low tolerance for criticism]] and a blatant [[NeverMyFault unwillingness to take responsibility for mistakes or outright wrongdoing]]. On the upside, a narcissists' obsession with being seen as perfect by everyone in their environment renders them capable of internalizing at least ''SOME'' set of principles
# The character has an [[{{Greed}} insatiable appetite]] for [[LoveHungry acclaim]] and [[DespotismJustifiesTheMeans power]]. Regardless of how much success or popularity he/she obtains, a narcissist's bloated sense of entitlement will always leave him/her unsatisfied in the long term. Consequently, such characters inevitably feel driven to seek out ever greater levels of self-aggrandizement. As a result of their self-centeredness and diminished empathy, narcissists have little (if any) qualms flouting rules and personal boundaries to further such aims.

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# The character is [[SomebodyDoesntLoveRaymond extremely self-conscious of how they are perceived]]. Despite having little regard for those around them, his/her peace of mind hinges on receiving validation of their self-importance from others. However, unlike a character with AcquiredSituationalNarcissism, a pathological narcissist's grandiosity is not ''dependent'' on others' validation. Rather, it is the fact that these characters' egos are so inherently bloated that they perceive anything less than near-constant praise and adulation as a grievous injustice. Consequently, these characters regularly display a [[CantTakeCriticism glaringly low tolerance for criticism]] and a blatant [[NeverMyFault unwillingness to take responsibility for mistakes or outright wrongdoing]]. On the upside, a narcissists' narcissist's obsession with being seen as perfect by everyone in their environment projecting an image of infallibility renders them capable of internalizing at least ''SOME'' set of principles
moral guidelines.
# The character has an [[{{Greed}} insatiable appetite]] for [[LoveHungry [[GloryHound acclaim]] and [[DespotismJustifiesTheMeans power]]. Regardless of how much success or popularity he/she obtains, a narcissist's bloated sense of entitlement will always leave him/her unsatisfied in the long term. Consequently, such characters inevitably feel driven to seek out ever greater levels of self-aggrandizement. As a result of their self-centeredness and diminished empathy, narcissists have little (if any) qualms flouting rules and personal boundaries to further such aims.
26th Sep '17 9:23:16 PM Doldrum27831
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# The character is [[SomebodyDoesntLoveRaymond extremely sensitive to how they are perceived]]. Despite having little regard for those around them, his/her peace of mind hinges on receiving validation of their grandiosity from others. However, unlike a character with AcquiredSituationalNarcissism, a pathological narcissist's grandiosity is not ''dependent'' on others' validation. Rather, it is the fact that these characters' egos are so inherently bloated that they perceive anything less than near-constant praise and adulation as a grievous injustice. Consequently, these characters regularly display a [[CantTakeCriticism glaringly low tolerance for criticism]] and a blatant [[NeverMyFault unwillingness to take responsibility for mistakes or outright wrongdoing]]. On the upside, narcissists' self-consciousness about their image typically lead them to observe at least SOME moral boundaries to avoid incurring others' shame.
# The character has an insatiable appetite for [[AmbitionIsEvil acclaim and power]]. Regardless of how much success or popularity he/she obtains, a narcissist's bloated sense of entitlement will always leave him/her unsatisfied in the long term. Consequently, such characters inevitably feel driven to seek out ever greater levels of self-aggrandizement. As a result of their self-centeredness and diminished empathy, narcissists have little (if any) qualms flouting rules and personal boundaries to further such aims.

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# The character is [[SomebodyDoesntLoveRaymond extremely sensitive to self-conscious of how they are perceived]]. Despite having little regard for those around them, his/her peace of mind hinges on receiving validation of their grandiosity self-importance from others. However, unlike a character with AcquiredSituationalNarcissism, a pathological narcissist's grandiosity is not ''dependent'' on others' validation. Rather, it is the fact that these characters' egos are so inherently bloated that they perceive anything less than near-constant praise and adulation as a grievous injustice. Consequently, these characters regularly display a [[CantTakeCriticism glaringly low tolerance for criticism]] and a blatant [[NeverMyFault unwillingness to take responsibility for mistakes or outright wrongdoing]]. On the upside, a narcissists' self-consciousness about obsession with being seen as perfect by everyone in their image typically lead environment renders them to observe capable of internalizing at least SOME moral boundaries to avoid incurring others' shame.
''SOME'' set of principles
# The character has an [[{{Greed}} insatiable appetite appetite]] for [[AmbitionIsEvil acclaim [[LoveHungry acclaim]] and [[DespotismJustifiesTheMeans power]]. Regardless of how much success or popularity he/she obtains, a narcissist's bloated sense of entitlement will always leave him/her unsatisfied in the long term. Consequently, such characters inevitably feel driven to seek out ever greater levels of self-aggrandizement. As a result of their self-centeredness and diminished empathy, narcissists have little (if any) qualms flouting rules and personal boundaries to further such aims.
26th Sep '17 7:08:14 PM Doldrum27831
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It is insufficient for a character to simply be [[{{Pride}} extremely vain]] or [[ItsAllAboutMe excessively preoccupied with one's selfish desires]] to qualify for this trope. Rather, '''ALL''' the following requirements must be met in order for a character to qualify.

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It is insufficient for a character to simply be [[{{Pride}} extremely vain]] or [[ItsAllAboutMe excessively preoccupied with one's selfish desires]] to qualify for this trope. Rather, '''ALL''' the following requirements must be met in order for a character to qualify.
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