Psychological Reasons Why Narcissists Hate Seeing Others Happy

A narcissist is someone who is extremely envious and selfish toward other people experiencing joy and happiness. They only gain satisfaction when they feel like they are getting admiration from other people. This kind of happiness is not genuine since it relies on things, events and people, and not on a genuine self. Narcissists hate seeing others succeed, and there are psychological reasons to back this fact. Take a look.

Narcissists lack empathy

A person with narcissistic tendencies struggles to show empathy. He or she has an inflated sense of self-importance and cannot even begin to imagine that someone else could be capable of doing something better than them. They don't believe in working hard to achieve certain goals in life. The only way to achieve success according to them is by dishonest means.

They are never happy

Real happiness comes from within; something that narcissists don't understand since their happiness comes from getting acknowledgment from other people. They are more concerned with having other people like them than doing it themselves. They can go to whatever lengths to ensure that other people notice how rich and stylish they are, just so that they feel a sense of accomplishment.

They are emotionally unstable

Narcissists lack self-love. They are filled with so much resentment, envy, and selfishness that most times gets manifested in the way they treat other people. They are emotionally unstable and usually want others to give up their happiness for them. Failure to do so will result in them becoming emotionally abusive. This abuse can be through toxic projection, sabotage, stonewalling and other forms of emotional abuse.

They think they are better than everybody else

They have a strong sense of entitlement. They always feel that they can do better than everybody else. If someone with narcissistic tendencies sees someone else own something or perform better at something, they feel as if that particular person doesn't deserve it. They feel like it should be them that gets to achieve everything they want since they are superior.

They always seek validation from others

A narcissist is usually very insecure about themselves and is therefore always seeking validation and approval from others. They don't believe in themselves, and they don't want others to know this. They disagree with anyone who has a negative opinion about them and sometimes act aggressively towards them. Their word is law, and everyone has to support them.

They love to see others suffer

Narcissists enjoy seeing other people struggle or get humiliated. They love seeing others fail, unhappy or miserable. If it happens that both of you are suffering, your suffers won't matter, only theirs. They are addicted to drama, and they love to watch others go through hell. It makes them feel better about themselves. It also gives them an extreme pleasure to make people suffer. They sit back and enjoy inflicting pain to others.

They never accept to be on the losing side

Narcissists feel that they are the only ones worthy of happiness and success. They feel threatened by someone who is doing better than them, and they can't accept this fact. They are super competitive, even when no one is competing with them. They will do whatever it takes to win and will never admit defeat. A narcissist has to win an argument, has to own a better car or has to own the most expensive things. To them, things are not complicated, you either win or lose. Guess who is always on the winning side? You guessed it right. The Narcissist.