Why You Shouldn’t Be Ashamed of Being a Narcissist
While pop culture has painted the narcissistic personality type as the pinnacle of egotism and self-obsession, being a narcissist isn’t always such a bad thing. Especially in today’s world, where we are constantly expected to put others first and be selfless. There are actually plenty of benefits that come with being a narcissist.
If you have high levels of self-confidence, you’re less likely to worry about what others think of you and more likely to follow your own path regardless of what others think. This self-confidence will also make it easier for you to assert yourself in life, as well as ask for what you need/want.
You Know What You Want
Understanding what you really want makes you ambitious, which is a very positive attribute to have. It also helps you to avoid settling for a mediocre life by pushing you to go after the things you want most. However, being a narcissist isn’t just about going after what you want at all costs. And what you want might not always be selfish, either. Sure, it’s natural to want financial success, but there are plenty of other things you can achieve in life that benefit others, too.
People Find You Irresistible
We all have our own friends, family members, and partners that we are attracted to, but what happens when you find yourself attracted to everyone? If you’re a narcissist, then this is likely to be the case. This can be a very positive trait for a number of reasons. For example, it can help you to meet more people and make more friends because it’s easier to break the ice when you’re instantly attracted to someone. It also comes with the added benefit of making it easier to find love, too. So, if you’re single and looking, being a narcissist may be just what you need to find the right person for you.
You Don’t Let Negativity Stop You
The best way to combat negative people is to not let them get to you at all. Being a narcissist makes this easier. It also comes with social benefits, as you won’t get bogged down by other peoples’ problems. The less affected you are by negativity, the healthier you’ll be, both mentally and physically.
Narcissism isn’t always a bad thing, and it isn’t always a sign of an ego too big for its own good. Sometimes it can be a positive, empowering force that drives someone to achieve greatness and prove that they are the best. There are countless successful people in the world who are narcissists and the benefits that come from this personality type are endless. If you have ever been told that you have narcissistic traits, don’t be ashamed of it- embrace it!
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