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What is a cerebral or a somatic narcissist?

Psychological studies on narcissism have now divided narcissists into two types – cerebral and somatic.

Cerebral narcissists use their brain and intelligence to impress those around them, whilstsomatic narcissists use their body (“soma” comes from ancient Greek and means ‘body’).

Cerebral narcissist

  • Uses their mind to prove their uniqueness
  • Highly intelligent
  • Huge ego
  • Grandiose achievements
  • Holds a position of power and authority
  • No interest in sex

Somatic narcissist

  • Uses their body to prove their uniqueness
  • Obsessed with looking good
  • Always looks immaculately dressed
  • May have cosmetic surgery
  • Embarks on intense fitness regimes
  • Extremely active sexually



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