Individuals with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) generally believe that the world revolves around them. This condition is characterized by a lack of ability to empathize with others and a desire to keep the focus on themselves at all times. – Psychology Today
The chances are that you’ve met, or perhaps been acquainted with, someone with narcissistic tendencies. If you have, the odds are that the relationship wasn’t a very fruitful one.
It’s important to understand what narcissism is and isn’t; specifically, the difference between someone with a narcissistic disorder (i.e. NPD) and someone who displays narcissistic characteristics.