Narcissism is a personality disorder that involves having an unusual fascination with oneself, an excessive sense of self-importance and the need to get admired. People with this disorder are in love with a grand, idealized image of themselves. Since reality does not support their grandiose self-image, narcissists often live in a world of fantasy propped out of magical thinking, self-deception, and distortion. Such people are extremely resistant to changing behaviors even when it causes problems. They tend to blame others for everything and react badly to smallest disagreements and criticism.
However, as a celebrity, it is quite easy to have such a self-inflated ego and live with a belief that you are greatly admired. A normal celebrity would understand that it is important to keep one’s ego in limit and accept the reality. But, there are a couple of famous people with narcissistic personality disorder who post endless selfies and document every action believing themselves to be the center of all existence on earth.
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Top 10 – Most Famous Narcissists – 2017
Here, we list some famous celebrities with narcissistic personality disorder.
10. Kanye West
The famous rapper Kanye West is full of self-esteem. He has been considered to have the most narcissistic behavior due to his bizarre statements. At an interview, he compared himself with Steve Jobs and also said he was the Michael Jordan of music. His behavior with Taylor Swift at the MTV Video Music Awards 2009 is also unforgettable and a proof of his narcissistic disorder. He referred himself to be the Messiah and called himself ‘Yeezus’. He said his biggest pain in life is not being able to see himself performing live.
9. Justin Bieber
This pop singer is more famous for moving around without his shirt than for his singing. Justin Bieber is 23 years old and is noticed on stage and around airports shirtless. We can tell his strange personality seeing his Instagram account that is full of shirtless selfies with his screams to the world to notice him. Rising to stardom at an age of 13 without proper counsel, this boy learned using his celebrity status for self-promotion.
People say he adopts this behavior to call for attention everywhere and this makes him one of the top narcissists.
8. Mariah Carey
Known for being a huge narcissist, Mariah Carey is dictatorial and short-sighted and gives ‘take care of me’ orders to her staff members around. She is seen embarrassing herself and others by sucking up to those who show influence. She treats the people close to her like she owns them. Mariah Carey makes people on her crew feel small and her mood seems to dominate wherever she goes and whatever she does.
Mariah Carey makes people on her crew feel small and her mood seems to dominate wherever she goes and whatever she does.
7. Oprah Winfrey
According to most, whatever this American show host does is an example of grandiose and self-importance. Oprah Winfrey’s life is all about self-absorption, egotism, and vanity. She puts her face on her magazine cover all the time. She has tried to sell herself and her name in all possible ways. Her inability to maintain weight and her continuous efforts to start new ventures for earning more are sure symptoms of narcissist personality disorder.
6. Kim Kardashian
One of the famous self-obsessed celebrities out there, Kim Kardashian is known to be capturing herself all the time. On a recent season of ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’, the celebrity announced that she would be gifted a book of selfies to Kanye West on their wedding. She had already gifted one on his birthday that year. This reality TV celebrity had also decided to publish a whole book of her selfies. This book contains 352 pages filled with Kim’s self-portraits.
5. Kendall Jenner
Another celebrity making a place on the list of famous narcissists is the star with the fourth highest number of Instagram selfies. Kendall Jenner has 236 Instagram photos and is popularly known for her self-obsessed behavior. This model has recently started gaining fame in the modeling world.
The 18-year-old star showed her narcissist behavior by tweeting ‘Just wish things could be easier sometimes man’. Francis Bean Cobain reacted to the statement by tweeting back that it was unbelievable that somebody with such a good entitlement can complain when there are many greater problems in the world.
4. Miley Cyrus
Once the face of Disney, Miley Cyrus has transformed from the sweet Hannah Montana to a gyrating star on the stage with a large foam finger. After her stint with Disney, Miley is known to have adopted a new personality that screams for attention all the time.
The singer, in her performance at the MTV Video Music Awards 2013, came up with nothing but strange behavior and shocking pictures. She told MTV News that she is a self-obsessed party animal and the most hardworking person one could ever know. Cyrus, in September 2013, won the title of the celebrity with the highest number of selfies on Twitter with 121 selfies.
3. Paris Hilton
The great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels, Paris was born into a life of privilege and opulence, and without the right support and guidance, this entitlement soon turned into self-obsession and narcissism.
Paris Hilton is popular for screaming for the attention of paparazzi and has demonstrated her self-obsessed behavior on various reality television shows. After having spent some time in jail for a suspended license, this party girl claimed to have changed and wanted to focus on helping others. However, she was exposed by Barbara Walters when a clip from her reality show demonstrated how she complained about community service.
2. Lady Gaga
The lyrics of her song ‘I live for the applause’ says it all about the popular singer. Lady Gaga is a famous narcissist and this can be publicly seen in her appearance. She intends to create waves wherever she goes by putting on outrageous outfits which scream for attention. She uses words like ‘my little monsters’ for her fans and shows her dominating nature and ego. Lady Gaga has a flamboyant behavior which seems as a cry for attention. Lady Gaga and her family, while leaving the hotel, once in 2013, were photographed showing unusual behavior, instead of getting into the car, she created a walkabout appearance causing chaos and injuries to fans who ran to see her.
Lady Gaga and her family, while leaving a hotel, once in 2013, were photographed showing unusual behavior, instead of getting into the car, she created a walkabout appearance causing chaos and injuries to fans who ran to see her.
This global superstar is known around the world for many decades and it is not a surprise that she has an inflated ego. During an interview in 2004, Madonna admitted that she had been an exhibitionist during her ‘Erotica’ period in the 90s. She said she went to the extent of saying ‘look at me’ and also admitted that she would not have been where she is today if she did not have a big ego.
Madonna also talks about the point in her life when she realized that one’s ego resembles a dog and he needs to question and find out whether he is walking the dog or the dog is walking him. This queen of pop turned to Kabbalah after that to achieve new philosophy of life.
So above mentioned are the famous narcissists’ celebrities of the current era. There have been much more in the history and to an extent, the self-importance they give to themselves is what has helped them to achieve success in life. What is your opinion? Do let us know your feedback through the comments section below.