Are there certain professions that attract people with narcissistic personality disorder?

Updated on : January 17, 2022 by Rory Murray



Are there certain professions that attract people with narcissistic personality disorder?

I would say that a lot of people-oriented work tends to attract narcissists.

My mom worked as a cashier for years. She would get excited about the way he loved people. There were always new people coming through that beloved silly talk and of course there were co-workers who added another fun layer of interaction for her to enjoy.

This grocery store, funnily enough, was about a 30 minute drive from our house and he loved it. No one knew her in this mall because it was exclusive and we were usually lower middle class until Dad had his accident and we hit the "ceiling" of poverty and fell.

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I would say that a lot of people-oriented work tends to attract narcissists.

My mom worked as a cashier for years. She would get excited about the way he loved people. There were always new people coming through that beloved silly talk and of course there were co-workers who added another fun layer of interaction for her to enjoy.

This grocery store, funnily enough, was about a 30 minute drive from our house and he loved it. Nobody knew her in this market because she was exclusive and we were usually lower-middle class until Dad had his accident and we crashed through the “ceiling” of poverty and went quite back down that ladder.

However, working in this more prosperous market, Mom might dress too much and people just assumed she lived nearby. He spent 2-4 hours a week on his own nails so clients and co-workers would rave about the talent required to create the details on them.

She would arrive in her usual uniform, but she wore gaudy earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, and the like to set off. She was also a fan of an amazing hive. When I got a job with her or had to follow her to work, I wasn't allowed to roll down the window while she was smoking like hell because I was afraid the wind would ruin her beehive hairstyle.

She would spend 1 to 2 hours before going to work putting on makeup and then when she arrived, she would act like she gave up.

All the clients loved her because she was so bomby loving. He knew how to make them feel like they were on top of the world and that they were definitely the most interesting customer he had ever gone through that night. She only needed to worship them for ~ 5-10 minutes, so this was entirely possible for her and when they returned, she would once again become interested in how people would wait in line and accept the longest wait time just to chat with her. because she was so charismatic.

Of course, if a coworker got irritated, Mom would take a break and complain about how dumb the customers were or how unbearable they were. She spent time taking care of the teenagers who worked there and acting like a "cool mom" version of herself so that when she arrived, they would tell me how lucky she was.

Mom spent time with the older women there too, but there was a rival tone there, so Mom never missed it when they stopped smoking.

There were no older men, but there were little boys and Mom was straddling between playing mother and also telling them how handsome / charming / etc. They were.

She also enjoyed complaining about her husband and life in general and it was a great place to do it because no one knew her there. Her regular friends who knew her home life, her husband, and so on, wouldn't travel that far to go grocery shopping. Similarly, Mom could pretend to be who she wanted to be because most people just needed her personality to last as long as it takes to get out.

None of these "best friends" he made at work came near our house. Mom always kept those worlds very, very separate.

It was a mutual benefit for a narcissist who loves to cultivate the window from which other people see them.

Narcissists are generally known to choose jobs in which they occupy positions of power - power over people's lives, souls, or money. Wealth and success are also very important.

Being a lawyer fit my ex-husband like a glove. He was in control, he could find loopholes to get people out, he played innocent / gullible people, he could despise poor idiots who believed the law was a noble profession (they were easy to beat as they didn't play dirty), he could twisting people's words and could even be witty, making sure to charm everyone.

Another narcissist I met became a lay preacher. People

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Narcissists are generally known to choose jobs in which they occupy positions of power - power over people's lives, souls, or money. Wealth and success are also very important.

Being a lawyer fit my ex-husband like a glove. He was in control, he could find loopholes to get people out, he played innocent / gullible people, he could despise poor idiots who believed the law was a noble profession (they were easy to beat as they didn't play dirty), he could twisting people's words and could even be witty, making sure to charm everyone.

Another narcissist I met became a lay preacher. People adored him, he seemed so loving, wise, reasonable and pure. His position in that society made him untouchable and his family had a terrible time. No one was allowed to criticize "a man of God." But he abused his family, cheated on clients at work, had affairs, and seemed to get his way.

In many hospitals, there will be multiple surgeons (other specialists as well, but surgeons are at the top of the list) running the show. Nurses, cleaners, porters: everyone will jump at their command and many will fear them. They are more interested in their divine image than in the true condition of their patients. Nursing staff would not dare to question anything and patients would suffer, for example, when a surgeon forgets to prescribe painkillers, if the patient is suffering and the surgeon does not want to be interrupted. This doctor would even only show up hours later to show who's in charge. And what a fantastic advantage if some new wing of the hospital bears his name!

Politicians, actors, lecturers, managers, CEOs, and any other profession that appeals to a narcissist's need for power over others, makes them rich, makes them look very successful, puts them in the spotlight, and gives them control about other people.

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