Registered On: April 2, 2014
He is just an online avatar on here, and the internet causes people to act differently..
It’s a fair point BRI, I suppose online behaviour can be very different to in the real world, but in my experience people often conceal their worst instincts when face-to-face, and allow them free expression online, because it’s usually anonymous and without consequences.
Bi’s been the same for years. There’s plenty of evidence. ‘Dunning Kruger’ was just the tip of it. Consider the following battery of NPD characteristics from the Mayo link.
• Have an exaggerated sense of self-importance
• Have a sense of entitlement and require constant, excessive admiration
• Expect to be recognized as superior even without achievements that warrant it
• Exaggerate achievements and talents
• Be preoccupied with fantasies about success, power, brilliance.
• Believe they are superior and can only associate with equally special people
• Monopolize conversations and belittle or look down on people they perceive as inferior
• Expect special favours and unquestioning compliance with their expectations
• Take advantage of others to get what they want
• Have an inability or unwillingness to recognize the needs and feelings of others
• Be envious of others and believe others envy them
• Behave in an arrogant or haughty manner, coming across as conceited, boastful and pretentious
• Insist on having the best of everything — for instance, the best car or office.
I really couldn’t comment on the last point, but the rest are on show pretty much every week.