5 Telltale Signs Of A Narcissistic Sociopath

How To Tell If Someone You Know Is A Narcissistic Sociopath

3 min readNov 11, 2022


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Someone with a narcissistic sociopath personality is most likely to possess traits from both narcissist personality disorder and antisocial personality disorder.

Apart from this basic aspect, there are some obvious signs which can help you to figure out whether the person you are dealing with is a narcissistic sociopath or not.

So, the narcissistic sociopath could have signs like:

i) Status seeking:

People with NPD and APD traits are highly motivated by positions of power. This is why they always seek power and status so they can exert control over others.

ii) Deceitful and opportunistic:

They are often manipulative and deceitful when it comes to getting things done in their way. They will exploit people for their interests. They even can employ strategies like triangulation to influence other people and increase their sense of superiority.

iii) Insensitive:

Narcissistic sociopaths are ignorant and unsympathetic to the emotions and sufferings of other people. This is why they don’t think twice about harming others without being regretful.

iv) Attention seeker:

They continuously look for admiration and attention from other people. Because of their selfish nature, they tend to overestimate their importance. Although narcissistic sociopaths are insensitive and heartless, they still desire praise and adoration from other people. Also, they often have the perception that they deserve admiration from others.

v) Aggressive:

They will behave aggressively and in a hateful manner if their supremacy is somehow threatened. Also, they employ abusive behaviour to fulfil their interests.

In short, a narcissistic sociopath always chases power and control and exploits other people’s emotions and feelings to manipulate and control them. They will…




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