This is when narcissism becomes dangerous.
There are four characteristics of the narcissist which can work together to make him a danger. They are:
- The need to protect his inflated sense of self can make him desperate.
- The need to feed his sense of specialness can drive him to violate others’ boundaries.
- Lack of empathy for others can make him incapable of seeing when he hurts others.
- His belief that he is special can make it easy for him to rationalize his actions.