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Six Ways to Spot a Narcissist’s Jealousy Towards You Upon First Meeting

Why narcissists get jealous.

 

Narcissists often experience jealousy due to their deep-seated insecurities. Despite their inflated ego and grandiose self-image, they have low self-esteem and a sense of fragility beneath the surface. This underlying vulnerability can cause them to feel threatened by the success or attention given to others, leading to feelings of jealousy.

 

When narcissists come across someone new, they tend to assess them right away as either a potential threat or someone who could help boost their ego. If the new person appears to be very confident, talented, attractive, or successful, the narcissist may feel envious and intimidated. They are concerned that this person could outdo them or reveal their shortcomings.

 

The narcissist’s jealousy comes from the false belief that there’s only so much glory, attention, or success to go around. In their mind, someone else excelling or receiving praise takes away from them. They operate from a scarcity mindset rather than seeing life as abundant. This fuels their competitive nature and needs to dominate to prove their superiority.

 

At the root of it all, narcissist believes they must be the best and most important person at all times to cover up their inner lack of self-worth. Meeting someone with poise or accomplishments can shatter this delusion, so the narcissist tries to tear them down through jealousy and envy. Understanding this context helps make sense of their irrational reactions.

 

Envy vs Jealousy

Narcissistic envy is different from normal jealousy. Narcissists are not envious of possessions or relationships but of positive traits, talents, accomplishments, and admiration of others.

Narcissistic envy is different from normal jealousy. Narcissists are not envious of possessions or relationships but of positive traits, talents, accomplishments, and admiration of others.

Narcissists have an inflated sense of self and believe they deserve constant admiration and acknowledgment. When others receive praise or success, the narcissist feels entitled to it instead. They believe they possess special qualities and abilities and feel resentful when others excel or outshine them in any area.

The narcissist has difficulty valuing others based on their own merit. They perceive the success of others as a threat to their own sense of self-worth. Even the positive qualities of their loved ones and friends can be intimidating because they represent traits that the narcissist desires to possess but lacks.

 

Narcissistic envy often compels narcissists to try and undermine others. Instead of developing their talents, narcissists aim to hold others back through criticism, manipulation, and belittlement, to regain their grandiose sense of superiority.

 

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