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Nowadays, when you see friends and strangers whip out their smartphones to take a selfie, you don’t even blink twice. But extreme narcissism is actually pretty serious--and a condition that a new book, by psychotherapist Joseph Burgo, says we really shouldn’t take lightly.

Here, five types of extreme narcissists you should watch out for before they wreak havoc on your life.

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The Bullying Narcissist

This person builds up their own self-image by giving you a hard time and putting you down. They actually get their jollies by making you feel like a loser. Good deal.

Catchphrase: “You’re wearing THAT?”

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The Seductive Narcissist

You know the type: She gloms onto you faster than you can say friends 4-eva and makes you feel good about yourself in order to win your affection and admiration…then dumps you.

Catchphrase: “Gosh, I wish my hair were as pretty as yours. Will you text me the name of your stylist? K, thanks, bye.”

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The Know-It-All Narcissist

This total "man-splainer" constantly acts superior in order to make you feel ignorant, uninformed and inferior.

Catchphrase: “There’s no way you could have missed it--it was in yesterday’s New York Times.”


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The Vindictive Narcissist

When this person feels challenged or threatened, they’ll do anything (anything) to destroy whoever caused them personal shame. 

Catchphrase: “I totally am not the type to spread rumors, but…”

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The Addicted Narcissist

Perhaps the most dangerous of the bunch, these people seek fulfillment through drugs, sex or fantasy--and often times their friends are none the wiser.

Catchphrase: “I’m the king of the world!”

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