Traits of an Egoistic Person

Egoistic Person

In this world, we meet a lot of different people: some nice and others nasty, some timid and others bold, extroverts, introverts, a few egoistic and others altruistic. In order to deal effectively with different people it is important to know their qualities. So today let analyze the traits of an egoistic person:

1. High on confidence

When used in the correct proportion, this confidence can bring a person a lot of success; too much though, and this very confidence makes them out to be rude and snobbish. The typical egoistic person, being high on confidence, assumes everyone else to be wrong. They think, do, believe, and say, only what they consider to be correct. Phrases like, “Why don’t you ever check yourself?” are things they say on a regular basis.

Interested in avoiding this type of behavior yourself? Just remember this one small phrase:

“A bad day for your ego is a good day for your soul.” (Tweet this)

2. Extraordinary levels of pride

The egoistic person always reflects an overly-proud expression on their face. Their sentences start with: I am, I did, I achieved, and mostly finish with the big question, “What did you do?” Even though the achievement of the other person might be bigger they refuse to acknowledge it.

3. Self-centered and self-loving

An egoistic person loves themselves very much. In every area of life, their own comfort is their biggest priority. They love to click on and display their photographs. Ironically, most of the time you will find an egoistic person being the only one in the picture! They are known to joke, saying things like, “The reason I talk to myself? I am the only one I prefer to listen to! ~ Anonymous”

Tragically, there is another saying they should be aware of, “Half the joke is always true.”

4. Very adamant

Screaming, shouting, scolding, and dodging are all fair-game in their dictionary. The only thing that matters to them is “I said it should be done,” so no “NO” for them. They can’t imagine anyone not following their directions or commands. When things do not move according to their wishes they disturb the entire environment and won’t let anyone rest in peace.

5. Difficult to handle

As we have already mentioned, the very word “no” (or something against their wishes), makes them angry. In such times of aggression they can go to any extent. For example, depending on the severity, they could very easily lose their temper. They might become restless and keep thinking about how to take revenge on the person who might have harmed them, even if it was by accident.

Ignorance leads to egoism, Egoism to selfishness, Selfishness to resentment, Resentment to anger, Anger to hatred, Hatred to annihilation. ~ Venerable Wu Ling. (Tweet this)


6. Can insult anyone easily

Egoistic people are never concerned about the feelings of other people. Through both their words and their actions, and because they always consider themselves to be correct, they don’t mind humiliating others—even in public. In fact, they don’t feel bad after attacking others, they conveniently give a justification for their actions

The egoism which enters into our theories does not affect their sincerity; rather, the more our egoism is satisfied, the more robust is our belief . ~ George Eliot (Tweet this)

So if you come across such people, now you know they are high on ego. Awareness will help you to manage them tactfully. And if you find the rating of these traits to be really high within yourself, then consider this an opportunity to change and convert yourself from being an egoistic person to a humble one.

About the Author

Vandana is a Personality Enhancement Trainer associated with various Corporate and Management Colleges.

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  • Bad Penguin

    I always knew something was very wrong with my exwife. She hid her true personality well for 4 years and then one night it came out. She only has “friends” she can use and exploit and then when they are no longer useful she dumps and trash talks them, She has never said she’s sorry for anything bad/wrong she has done, calls people who do not have advanced degrees stupid, cannot admit I wrote all of her college nursing papers for her (she received straight A’s on them BTW), she drives like everyone else are imbeciles and generally treats others like garbage. After our divorce, she became EXTREMELY promiscuous and used sex to coerce the men into divulging how much money they had and to see if they could be manipulated into letting her into their bank accounts. I’m currently suing to get primary custody away from her. She is outraged that I am objecting to her trying to teach our girls to live an immoral manipulative lifestyle.

    • Sorry to hear all the difficulties you have endured. Sometimes is very difficult for us to see negative traits in somebody we are in love with. Hopefully, now things can get solve in the easiest way possible. When you are in the middle of it all is difficult to see anything positive coming from it, but try to always look for it. Sometimes people do not get out of these situations at all and for others is many more years before they realize it. So at least you are now able to rebuild and continue in a much more satisfying way. Best of luck! hope it all gets resolved soon.

      • Bad Penguin

        Thank you, She learned this behavior from her mother and there is no going back or dealing with her. The Egoistic Personality is bad enough but she is totally under her mothers control and has done things that should not be listed in this kind of forum. And because of the personality type anyone who disapproves of her immoral lifestyle her mother has had her do is automatically an idiot that is spreading lies.

        • Yes, is best to take distance, there is no point in trying to “deal” with people that take so much energy from you. Well, fortunately you are free now 🙂

          • Bad Penguin

            Unfortunately not. We have two 9 yr old girls and she is doing her best to either kill them or turn them into people I do not want them to be. I’m current having her arrested for Harassment (multiple harrassment 911 calls and Child protective Services calls – all found to be baseless), A charge of Child Endangerment with Child protective Services she wont be able to get out of and I’m currently in court to gain custody of my Children to get them away from her. These Narcissistic Spectrum Personalities should be more correctly be labeled as disorders to reflect the mental illness they exhibit.

          • So sorry to hear about all the distress you are going through. Stay strong and have faith that at the end things will work themselves out. There are many online support groups for people that have been/are in the destructive path of people with this type of disorder. Sometimes is good to know we are not alone and that others have overcome these type of situations successfully.