I believe any individual who is not comfortable within their own skin - therefore disconnected from their 'inner peace' - can develop narcissistic characteristics.
External factors such as race, class, income status or religion place no importance as to whether or not an individual will be narcissistic. There are three broad types of people living with inner pain and emotional insecurity (which applies to the greater community): No-one is perfect and this is totally understandable!
Importantly, I will state narcissistic enmeshment and damage can occur in relationship in life.
It could happen with a parent, a child, a friend or a business partner. The information I'm writing about in this article relates to high-level narcissism.
Narcissism is an unhealthy focus on self that affects others in unhealthy ways. Most people 'want the good stuff' and from a psychological point of view: narcissism works from the mindset: "I win, and I don't care if you lose," or, "Your loss is my win." Narcissism is self-absorption coupled with destructive behaviour, and is a world-wide epidemic.I am intimately familiar with this form of narcissism.Even though this information may seem extreme it is important to understand that narcissism is sometimes exposed gradually.Psychologists state that 1% of the population is diagnosed with NPD, and that 75% of the cases in therapy are men.This 1% statistic is gathered only from individuals diagnosed in therapy.Many argue narcissistic behaviour is more commonly found among the male population, and absolutely there are also many females who are insecure, 'creating a mask' and manipulating people (to their detriment) for their own self-benefit.Without diminishing the experience men suffer at the hands of a narcissist abuse, two essential facts stand out: Genetically, men tend to act out jealousy, insecurities and vengeance more violently than most women, and women will tend to act more co-dependently and hang onto their dysfunctional partners (regardless of the damage) longer than most men.By definition, narcissists severely lack humility and will avoid admitting there's something wrong with them at all costs.Most narcissists in therapy are forced there by the courts, or have arrived for 'other' reasons such as alcoholism or a divorce.A narcissist feels at the thought of vulnerability (being emotionally honest), and develops a pathological false self to guard the unresolved emotional wounds.The narcissist and many other individuals haven't realised that establishing healthy boundary function and living truthfully in self-honouring ways keeps us safe, .