Along with a sense of entitlement, narcissism also means these disordered personalities, will often have a persecution/paranoia complex.
I’ve seen this very recently, in a female narcissist. This woman feels ‘entitled’ to break the law (e.g. speeding and had to do community service due to this to retain her licence), stealing at a gardening show (I was so embarrassed seeing her do that) and all the lying. A total entitlement attitude. Why should she stick to the law, or have common decency? Why should she be a decent person and tell the truth? Lying is her entitlement. Because she is a narcissist. They believe they are special, and above the law. They don’t believe they need to conform to virtues such as honesty, integrity, decency, considering the rights of others. This is all combined with self confessed jealousy/envy issues. Typical of narcissists.
What I also noted which I have seen similarities in with narcissists, is the persecution complex. Repeatedly stating the police are ‘persecuting her and her daughter’ about child abuse. The fact that she thinks her or her daughter as ‘so special’ – that the police would want to waste their time persecuting them, is bizarre.
But, when faced with any accountability for actions/breaking the law/abuse, of course the police are ‘persecuting them’. It’s BS of course. Breaking the law results in the police rightly being involved and doing their job. And when it comes to child abuse – thank God for the police doing their job. And the guilty verdict of abuse to a child, shows there was sufficient evidence. Which of course, is ‘all lies’ according to a narcissist. Then it’s about a whole group of people persecuting them.
Narcissists will do anything to avoid responsibility and accountability. They will do anything to avoid facing the truth about themselves. They lie, deceive, invent stories, and blame anyone, but themselves. They will willingly destroy other people if needed, to protect their own fragile narcissistic ego.
And the paranoia, is evident. The paranoia is a way of blaming someone else. When actually deep down, they know the real issue is themselves. And that’s why they are paranoid. But they cannot bear to admit this, even to themselves. Leading to all the narcissistic behaviours of lying, blaming others, failing to look within, avoiding all accountability, no self honesty.
And of course, when anyone actually figures out who they are, the smear campaign starts. They lie and try to deceive more people.
In this particular situation, others had already seen the bizarre behaviours. So they are aware of the lying and obvious deep issues of the person. So they know it is all lies and the self inflicted drama and self inflicted chaos.
It must be exhausting living this continual life of lies and failure to be honest and continually looking for someone else to blame. The paranoia must be exhausting too.
The only way to healing any of this, is to start being honest about self. And that is a place virtually no narcissist is willing to go. And they will continue on in their lives of the continual lying, blaming and persecution complex.