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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.
26th Sep '17 7:06:44 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'' '''ALL''' the following requirements must be met in order for a character to qualify.
22nd Sep '17 6:58:44 PM Tightwire
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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. 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 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.
22nd Sep '17 6:48:21 PM Tightwire
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Unlike TheSociopath though, 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 really messes up. He doesn't enjoy hurting people or dismiss their feelings. And he loves having lots of friends, and he often sincerely cares about them. It's just that his ''best'' friends are those who admire him and cheer him on, rather than perhaps people who are honest and point out flaws. Oh, and he's still more awesome than they are, with his goals being more important. 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.

The TropeNamer is Narcissus of Greek Mythology. His story was first told by Ovid, which makes this OlderThanFeudalism. One version of the myth is that Narcissus coldly turned down a beautiful woman named Echo, who as a result faded away to nothing but a literal echo. Angered by his callousness and vanity, Aphrodite cursed Narcissus to fall in unrequited love with the next person he saw--which was his own reflection in the river. Which he did until he died, whereupon his body was transformed into a flower.

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Unlike TheSociopath though, 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 really messes up. He doesn't enjoy hurting people or dismiss their feelings. And he loves having lots of friends, and he often sincerely cares about them. It's just that his ''best'' friends are those who admire him and cheer him on, rather than perhaps people who are honest and point out flaws. Oh, and he's still more awesome than they are, with his goals being more important. 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.

The TropeNamer is Narcissus of Greek Mythology. His story was first told by Ovid, which makes this OlderThanFeudalism. One version of the myth is that Narcissus coldly turned down a beautiful woman named Echo, who as a result faded away to nothing but a literal echo. Angered by his callousness and vanity, Aphrodite cursed Narcissus to fall in unrequited love with the next person he saw--which was his own reflection in the river. Which he did until he died, whereupon his body was transformed into a flower. \n This is a perfect (if minimalist) description of the conflict within the narcissist - somebody who loves himself, but at the same time never feels loved ''by'' himself. Thus he tries to fill this hole with the love of others.

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. 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.
11th Sep '17 9:55:51 PM Nadim
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* Emma on ''Series/{{Jessie}}''.
9th Sep '17 5:20:24 PM nombretomado
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* Lexi from ''ANTFarm''.

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* Lexi from ''ANTFarm''.''Series/ANTFarm''.
28th Aug '17 4:20:37 PM Troperr2016
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** Roger combines narcissism with a high amount of sociopathy. His narcissism is shown through his many awards and achievements (which he mostly got through cheating), his numerous personas and disguises, his self absorbed behavior, and the fact that he proclaimed himself to be "The Decider" (which was a direct result of being lied to by his own species in a trick to abandon him on Earth).
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