Most of the time, it is easy to discern who is a narcissist and who isn’t. Whenever you come across someone who is unhealthily obsessed about themselves and thinks that the whole world revolves around them, it’s the most prominent sign that you have met a narcissist. But sometimes, you can also recognize narcissists by certain things they don’t do.
The paradox of identifying a narcissist is they will always catch your attention, and you will definitely know if a person is one.
Narcissists are known to be very egoistic, suffer from extreme self-importance, fantasize about unlimited power, money, and success, look for special treatment 24×7, have no empathy, are jealous of almost everyone they meet, take advantage of others to fulfill their twisted goals, and are exceptionally conceited.
Now, these qualities might be simpler to notice in a person, always keep in mind that narcissists are smarter and way eviler than what they show. They are so devious that they will lure you into their trap with their impeccable charm and smooth-talking, and before you know it, you are stuck with no way out.
So, it’s better to know everything there is to know about a narcissist, and what they do and especially what they don’t do, to keep yourself safe from their machinations.
Here Are 15 Things Narcissists Don’t Do
1. They never show who they really are.
Narcissists are extremely devious and manipulative people, that’s why they will never show their true selves when you initially meet them. They will put their game face on and slowly trick you into thinking that they are the best people you will ever come across.
They will manipulate you into thinking that they are good, pure-hearted, kind, and sweet people who have your best interests at heart. Sadly, you won’t be able to see the real them until it’s too late and you are completely seduced by their lies and charm.
2. They never make their partners feel secure.
A narcissist will always keep you hanging, and will never let you live in peace. You will always be wondering what they are up to and what their real intentions are. Narcissists will always make you feel insecure, and if you call them out on it, they will gaslight you and make you feel crazy.
They will never work towards making you feel secure, because if you feel secure, then they won’t. For them, one of the best ways to feel good about themselves is by making you feel on the edge and anxious.
3. They never want you to think of them as the ‘bad guys’.
Narcissists never think of themselves as the bad guys, and they will go to any lengths to make you think so too. When the time comes, they will do anything and everything to make themselves look like the best people out there. Impeccable manners, well-dressed and groomed, and the right things to say – all this will ‘cement’ the fact that they are good people.
No matter what you do or what you say, you will always be the culprit and them, the victim. They will make you feel dejected and miserable, but they don’t really care. As long as you are unhappy, they are happy.
4. They don’t like not being in control.
Narcissists are known control-freaks, and one thing they absolutely hate is losing control. The moment they are not in control of anything or anyone, it drives them crazy. They want everything to happen according to their whims and fancies, and in case it doesn’t, all hell breaks loose. A sense of control makes them feel secure, dominant, and superior.
5. They won’t let you prove them wrong.
In no circumstances will a narcissist ever be wrong, at least according to them. This is one of the things that narcissists don’t do, and that is admitting when they are wrong. Every time you try to hold them accountable, somehow they will manipulate the situation and make you out to be the guilty one.
They can argue till the cows come home, but they will never accept their faults. What happens ultimately? You come out of the conversation emotionally and mentally drained. You are the one who ends up getting affected by all the toxicity.
6. They never see others as their equals.
To say a narcissist is delusional is an understatement. It’s always them who is the best. The prettiest. The smartest. The wealthiest, and whatnot. In their imagination, they are nothing short of God, and no one can ever be equal to them. Others are simply inferior to them, and will always be inferior to them.
If you try to prove or show that you are their equal, they will do everything in their capacity to pull you down, so that they can be the superior being.