The 12 steps of Narcissists Anonymous


1. We admitted we were powerless over how great we are–and making other people’s lives unmanageable.
2. We came to believe that there is no power greater than ourselves and everyone else must be restored to sanity to recognize how great we are.
3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of Ourselves. (We might need some narcissistic supply from you from time to time to keep ourselves propped up, however.)
4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves and found nothing wrong with our morals.
5. Admitted to God (who’s God anyway? Me?), to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our superiority over others.
6. Were entirely ready to have God remove any stray defects of character from us and project them onto others.


7. Humbly asked Him to keep blessing us with more power over others.
8. Made a list of all persons we want to harm, and became willing to manipulate and torment them all.
9. Did not make direct amends to other people at any time, except when to do so would injure them or others.
10. Continued to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong, promptly denied it, projected it, or gaslighted against someone.
11. Sought through navel-gazing and meditation on ourselves how to improve our conscious contact with Ourselves as we understood us to be, praying only for knowledge that will enable us to one day become Gods ourselves.
12. Having realized we were magnificent specimens of perfect humanity, we tried to carry this message to everyone we come into contact with, especially those who are under our thrall. We continued to practice these principles in all our affairs.

7 thoughts on “The 12 steps of Narcissists Anonymous

  1. lol i run a support group for ACON’s and Ex- Spouses of Narcissists in Brisbane is it ok if i use this and share it with the group – it is hilarious and soooo true.

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  2. Eleven and Twelve definitely apply to the Narcissist and his ideology of his own cult or harem of victims.

    This list definitely points out that the Malignant Narcissist is batshit crazy.


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  4. As someone who worked for a narcissist, I find the 12 steps wickedly funny. Every time I have to talk to my narcissist I say “I’m sooooo glad you keep reminding me of how perfect you are, because I keep forgetting that myth!”

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