The four types of narcissism are:
Grandiose narcissism. This is the extroverted, charming, bold, and attention-seeking narcissist. They are entitled, exploitative, callous, self-absorbed, and highly aggressive. Some of them are abusive, arrogant, and disdainful towards others. They have high self-esteem and satisfaction with life.
Malignant narcissism. They are aggressive and cruel, as well as paranoid, sadistic, and perverted. Malignant narcissists find pleasure in humiliating others and creating chaos. They are the most psychopathic narcissists and manifest antisocial behaviors.
Communal narcissism. They are warm, relatable, and agreeable persons who want other people to view them as supportive and trustworthy. They are outgoing and try to manipulate others through kindness and friendliness. They are very outgoing and love publicity. They seek power, grandiosity, and esteem through giving and helpfulness.
Vulnerable narcissism. They are introverted, self-absorbed, manipulative, exploitative, entitled, and very aggressive. Their introversion is largely driven by fear of criticism. Persons with this type of narcissism lack autonomy and often adopt an imposter syndrome. Most of them are insecure and discontented with their lives. Some may experience mental disorders such as shame, anxiety, hypersensitivity, and guilt. Most of them often feel threatened and are distrustful of others.
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