Keith Campbell, professor of psychology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, spoke with CNN about narcissists and the different ways to identify one. According to Campbell, there is a narcissistic personality disorder at 1% or 2% of the population.
“Clinically, if it destroys your marriage, it ruins your business relationships, your overconfidence at work has you kind of falling apart … then it becomes a disorder,” Campbell said, describing someone who has this disorder.
You can spot a narcissist by evaluating your relationship with them. Narcissists are less likely to have close relationships.
“Narcissism, in general, means having an inflated view of oneself and a lack of closer, emotionally warm relationships with other people,” Campbell said.
A narcissist’s relationship may be full of exploitation, entitlement and empathy impairments.
Other ways to spot a narcissist include identifying what type of narcissist you may be dealing with, analyzing the way you feel around them and examining the balance in your relationship.