curious that someone mentioned a "gene" for it?
I think both my maternal grandfather and my uncle(mother's brother) suffered from severe narcissism, or were even psychopaths.
And, according to what other relatives have told me, including my mother and grandmother, they come from a long line of people who always acted "insufferably arrogant", completely egotistical and insensitive, and over-confident.
The weird thing is my grandfather was subjected to psychological assessment, and he was declared "sane". But those who knew him in private were terrorized by him.
He threatened to kill his wife, treated her like a slave all her life, although he wasn't physically abusive.
He was impossibly arrogant, treated everybody like crap, even those who were very kind to him.
My uncle is even worse. He has been unemployed since 2001, living on his wife's money(they have no kids), and on top of the fact that she supports him, he treats her like sh**, always picking fights, not doing anything around the house, spending her money on expensive hobbies, like chess club, ping-pong classes and what not.
And everybody who knows him thinks he is a total braggart, he's always arrogant, and acts like he knows everything, and that people around him are all "idiots".
He's choleric, and it's impossible to even talk to him..it's like, no matter what you say, he twists it into what he wants to hear. And almost without exception, starts an argument on the smallest, most insignificant subjects, like the weather, for instance.