The Vainglorious Twenty
To say that my kind and me have a high opinion of ourselves is to put it too low. We are superior, of an elevated status and ethereally stunning and wonderful. Our achievements are magnificent, our accomplishments legion and we leave you mere mortals trailing in our wake. We know you look on, slack-jawed and wide-eyed, a mixture of awe and envy washing over you. How good it must be to be like us, you wonder. Well not only are we spectacular and scintillating we are generous too, so generous that I can share with you twenty of our excessively vain and self-centred comments. You may have heard a number of these said to you, about you or just uttered in your general earshot as we gaze nobly towards the horizon. If you have, you know you are dealing with one of our kind and that we wholeheatedly believe these comments irrespective of how pompous, hypocritical ,vain or ridiculous they may sound.All that matters to us is ensuring we gain a reaction to them.
- I don’t complain, I advise.
- I do, I am not done to.
- Don’t be sorry. Be accurate.
- I turn heads. I turn sexual preferences.
- I own you.
- I have every right to do this.
- I never lie.
- I achieved all this without any help whatsoever.
- I made you what you are today.
- I am very much in touch with my feelings.
- I hate liars.
- It is all down to me.
- I am a god.
- If it wasn’t for me, nothing would get done round here.
- I think of everyone but myself. I am too giving at times.
- It can be hard being this well-loved.
- I cannot help being so popular.
- They are my people. They get understand me,
- Everyone wants to either be me or be with me.
- I am the puppet master and the piper. Deal with it.
9 thoughts on “The Vainglorious Twenty”
The Narc I was involved with always used to imply an ‘ex’ (who when asked looked horrified, he always denied anything was going on until recently) was controlling, and say she was ‘crazy’, not right in the head etc to now say she is his ‘god’ and his ‘world’ he puts her on a pedestal, won’t have anyone say anything afainst her, and now admits she is his girlfriend? I always thought SHE was the psychopath that manipules him. Now I am confused? Any insights?
She was never crazy. She is not his god. This is manipulative behaviour. You are being triangulated with the ex so that you react favourably towards him when he was seducing you (and so you stayed away from speaking to the ‘crazy’ ex) and then with jealousy or hurt as he he idealises her again. It is all part of the split thinking, hypocrisy, triangulation and compartmentalisation which we engage in.
I do not believe #9 or #13- unless he is my husband. If he was my husband, then they all could very well be true.
Don’t forget the “you don’t own me, you can’t tell me what to do!”
This is my brother in law verbatim.
Would a Greater Narc really say these things? I would expect a Greater to insinuate these sentiments in a manner that clearly communicates his awesomeness, but would not be so blunt or obvious. He’d make you work a bit to discover just how fabulous he is. That’s my experience any way…..good times!
You are right, Karen. Not the Greater’s manner of dealing. Lol.
My narcs have a saying for when they hear someone say such things, “Yeah, he’s a legend in his own mind.”
Mmmmm and at other times …