Mr. L knew the answer and stated it without hesitation, declaring to the psychiatrist, "It was clear to everyone on rounds that I knew more than both the attending and the resident, I can't believe those a**holes didn't give me Honors on that rotation. They were just jealous that a medical student knew more than them."
It's insidious. Relentless. Sooo difficult to be around.
- A need for excessive admiration
- A sense of entitlement (ie, unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations)
- Interpersonally exploitative (ie, takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends)
- A lack of empathy (is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others)
- Envy of others or a belief that others are envious of him or her
Number 4 is the worst
Separating from someone that shows these behaviors is not
an easy task. For they become "anxious." These types NEED someone to fall back on, blame, ridicule, control--to just be BETTER around.