The Biggest Differences Between an Introvert and a Narcissist

If you've ever wondered what kind of a personality you currently have (because, as say, you can always alter it anytime), then this article is your goldmine! Especially if you've ever been accused of either being too closed up (like an introvert) or too cold mannered (like a narcissist). But do these two personality types ever collide? Let's find out!
#1: Narcissists do not show their true selves

They do it neither towards the people they barely know, nor towards the members of their "inner circle"... Introverts, however, may sometimes show those in public and always do so sincerely within the circle of their closest friends...

#2: Narcissists don’t incorporate security into relationships

Those people are selfish by design, meaning making you feel insecure will, in turn, empower their self-confidence even more... Introverts behave vastly different in that regard, making sure that they and all people close to them are always in a secure position and environment...

#3: Narcissist never allows you to see him as the bad guy

That's because their huge self-confidence doesn't allow them to be "caught in the act"... Introverts, however, can show their anger or frustration openly, but only under some extremely uncomfortable or stressful circumstances.

#4: They don’t like losing control

Well, this one actually fits both of those two personalty types... Neither a narcissist person nor an introvert want someone else to interfere with the decisions they make...

Narcissists don’t incorporate security into relationships
#5: They don’t see others as equals

While this may hold true to both of the personality types, once again, the ultimate truth is that intoverts are so solitaire not due to their prejudice to other people, like narcissist people, but rather due to their self-sufficiency. Basically, that side by side comparison showcases, that while having some similarities, these two psychological types differ a lot.

While the narcissism is an inherently malicious and harmful attitude both for its bearer and for people around, introverts are merely more self-sufficient and more passive-aggressive... And of course, as I'm always saying - it does not really matter what kind of personality you have now. It matters whom you want to become! And if your will is strong enough, then you'll be able to change!

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September 22, 2016 at 8:12pm

I always knew that I am not a narcissist, but rather an introvert...

September 22, 2016 at 8:12pm

If based on this, I'm neither of the two... But wait, who am I then?

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