NPD: weird traits.


Here is a list of some traits of NPD (with detailed explanations), some of which I’ve never heard of, but make sense/or I have noticed (the tendency to not have opinions of their own is included here).  Some are truly strange but accurate:

Odd sense of time/no sense of the passage of time.

Unusual/bizarre eating habits

Strange work habits

Bad gift givers; stingy

Lacks a sense of humor/doesn’t get jokes (but are often meanly sarcastic)

Naive and easily taken advantage of (!) — actually makes sense because they are oblivious to what is going on around them

Complain all the time; negative and pessimistic

Passive, lack initiative

No opinions of their own

Can’t follow conversations

May look much younger than they are

Self-sabotaging impulsivity

Occasional moods of giddy euphoria (not to be confused with real happiness — which is alien to narcissists)


About luckyotter

This blog is my journal. I just choose to share it with the world instead of keeping everything inside my head. I'm a recovering Borderline and have also struggled with Avoidant Personality Disorder. I also have Complex PTSD due to having been the victim of narcissistic abuse for most of my life. I write mostly about narcissism, because I was the child of a narcissistic mother, and then married to a sociopathic malignant narcissist for 20 years. But there's a silver lining too. In some ways they taught me about myself. This blog is about all that. Not all my articles will be about NPD, BPD or other personality disorders or mental conditions. I pretty much write about whatever's on my mind at the moment. So there's something for everyone here. Blogging about stuff is crack for my soul. It's self therapy, and hopefully my insights and observations may help others too.
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3 Responses to NPD: weird traits.

  1. Lori Carlson says:

    These seem like weird traits until you actually live with a Narc. My estranged husband has many of these and after 13 yrs, of marriage to him, these traits began to seem normal. Now that’s weird 😉 Thanks for the list Lucky Otter 🙂


    • luckyotter says:

      About the eating strange things — my MN ex used to eat Milk Bones dog biscuits (he’d actually buy a box for himself).
      But I myself used to chew rolled up little bits of paper and eat confectioners sugar out of the box. Only I stopped doing those things in my teens. I used to eat that school paste in kindergarten too, but it was sugary and I was only 5. It’s probably normal for kids (even teens) to eat odd things, but if an adult does it, there’s something strange.

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      • Lori Carlson says:

        Yeah, that is an odd one. I am not sure if the estranged one ate weird stuff.. he would make strange concoctions, soak onions and apples in vinegar and eat them.. is that strange? Maybe I guess… Milk Bones… definitely strange.


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