Narcissist or Narcissistic?


Understanding whether someone is narcissistic (and thus has some emotional empathy) or whether they are a narcissist (and thus has NO emotional empathy) is difficult. A host of factors determine whether somebody is a narcissist, but there are many people who are narcissistic. This group do have emotional empathy but it is not often seen, but why is that?

To understand more about the difference between narcissist and those who are narcissistic and how that appears in real life, plug in those headphones, turn up the volume and listen in as I explain it for you here

12 thoughts on “Narcissist or Narcissistic?

  1. Bubbles 🍾 says:

    Dear Mr Tudor,
    Their fake is so real, sometimes there’s a very fine dividing line between the two parallels
    My mum comes across as a caring lovable emotional animal person and was a devoted wife …..perfect couple
    The weasel was a volunteer, charity giver, family man, soldier …. what’s not to like and admire there
    I understand about compassion n empathy …. however, it quite often takes a long period of time to discover what lies beneath
    For us empaths, by that time it’s too late !
    Luv Bubbles xx 😘

  2. Cathy says:

    Well thought out, as always.
    I was cracking up at the diva/sound engineer scenario. As a musician who has backed up stars, that’s funny as heck.
    Let me tell you though. the tour manager would not have the talk with the star, they would speak to the sound guy, and ask them the to coddle to star. Cant risk the performance. This reminds me of a particular tv shoot with stars in Nashville. “Can I have more of me in the monitor? More of me please. Someone bring me water. ” 😂😂

  3. Patrick Bateman says:

    Then according to this i am a narcissist…

    1. Desirée says:

      Patrick Bateman
      Re: according to this, I am a narcissist
      Meaning you do not ever feel sorry for someone after lashing out at them?

      1. Patrick Bateman says:

        No, i don’t have guilt or remorse, however if it was beneficial to me to smooth things out i would

        1. MommyPino says:

          But if you’re a narcissist, you wouldn’t realize that you don’t have remorse because you would blame the other person for your mean behavior towards them and make you feel justified for lashing out at them.

          1. Patrick Bateman says:

            I only said according to this (scenario)

  4. Oxygenthief says:

    Dear HG,

    Do narcissistic people seem more depressed than an actual narcissist? For instance, my ex boyfriend told me yesterday he finds it sad that I think of him so much when I wrote him some kind words, and also that they make him sad. I would think if he was a narcissist he would enjoy that? Or maybe he is fuel seeking? He is constantly acting in a depressed state and doesn’t seek attention much anymore.

    1. HG Tudor says:

      Hello OT, no they would not. If you are unsure with regard to the status of your boyfriend, I recommend this to you

  5. Whitney says:

    Dear HG, why do a need for control and a lack of empathy show up together? Thank you so much.

    1. HG Tudor says:

      To have the former, there must be absence of emotional empathy. If you must control someone for your benefit and not theirs, then one does not have emotional empathy.

      1. Whitney says:

        Oh thank you my Saviour. I’m piecing it all together.

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