What Defines A Female Narcissist? Understanding The Complex Traits Of Female Narcissists

The Psychology of Female Narcissism

Afshara

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In simple words, when it comes to male narcissists, they are often violent or aggressive, whereas female narcissists like to punish their victims by withdrawing their attention. Additionally, female narcissists mostly prefer to use negligence and ignoring as a means of control. On the other hand, male narcissists like to control through using power.

So, let’s find out what are some obvious personality traits of a female narcissist.

Personality characteristics of a female narcissist

i) Control Through Martyrdom

Female narcissists frequently portray themselves as an innocent martyr. According to therapist Wendy Behary, LCSW, “Their pain is greater than anyone’s pain, their efforts are bigger than anyone’s efforts, their suffering is more extraordinary than anyone else’s suffering”.

This can also be referred to as hidden or vulnerable narcissism, where someone exhibits narcissistic characteristics but is not overtly arrogant.

ii) Superficial

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Afshara

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