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)


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Recovering from BPD and C-PTSD due to narcissistic abuse from childhood. Married to a sociopath for 20 years. Proud INFJ, Enneagram type 4w5. Animal lover, music lover, cat mom, unapologetic geek, fan of the absurd, progressive Catholic, mom to 2, mental illness stigma activist, anti-Trumper. #RESISTANCE
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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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