A friend, who was going for her Masters in Psychology was focusing on Narcissism.
She explained that most Narcissists were extroverted, drawing attention to themselves, but there was a smaller number who were introverted.
These people lived inside a fantasy. They rearranged reality. Jade seemed the perfect ‘subject’.
For example, Jade had no money, no skills, nothing. Yet, she saw herself as wealthy, skilled, important. To prove the point I was instructed that the next time Jade started a babble, to push in some remark which ‘elevated’ another.
“For example, say your sister was a top swimmer but dropped out because it made her shoulders too big.”
I looked blank.
“Jade will claim that she had been a top swimmer…” then, quoting; “Anything you can do, I can do better”, adding “that is the hallmark of a narcissist. No matter what you say she will always find a way to top you. She must, ” and my friend made those finger quotes; “prove her superiority.”