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Depictions of narcissists

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GingerBeverage Mon 01-Jun-20 20:14:35

I've been thinking and I can't recall seeing any proper narcs depicted in film or TV.
Can anyone suggest any characters that fit the criteria?

Sorry if this is the wrong place to post but NPD does come up a lot here.

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PowerPantsRule Mon 01-Jun-20 20:17:39

Good point OP. I can't think of any either.

OhioOhioOhio Mon 01-Jun-20 20:19:12


Partyforone Mon 01-Jun-20 20:39:55

Mrs Bucket from keeping up appearances........

OhTheRoses Mon 01-Jun-20 20:41:53

Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest.

OhTheRoses Mon 01-Jun-20 20:42:41

Cruella de Ville

OhTheRoses Mon 01-Jun-20 20:43:33

Possibly the former Ms Markle

Vodkacranberryplease Mon 01-Jun-20 20:43:49

That's because they are usually writing or starting i the programs 😁.

fancyant Mon 01-Jun-20 20:43:56

Dolores Umbridge. Just watched Order of the Phoenix today and when she says to Harry “tell them I don’t mean any harm” it’s like she really, truly believes it and she’s stunned that he doesn’t agree.

Vodkacranberryplease Mon 01-Jun-20 20:44:58

It's hard to portray them as they are very personable. But when someone's very manipulative I kind of go 'aha'

GingerBeverage Mon 01-Jun-20 20:45:02

PowerPants - It's difficult isn't it? Most 'bad' characters seem to be in the easily identifiable camps - psychopaths, violent, kidnappers etc.

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onalongsabbatical Mon 01-Jun-20 20:46:14

Not watched it for twenty-five years but Eastenders sprang to mind - any in that?

NancyBotwinBloom Mon 01-Jun-20 20:48:29

Villanelle? Off killing eve.

TorkTorkBam Mon 01-Jun-20 20:51:32

It's crap telly for someone to be an insufferable selfish wanker, i.e. a narcissist.

Any viewer would be bored rigid as they have their pointless selfish moments while their enabler rolls over and gives them what they want.

Sci-fi super villains tend to be the main place you see them but even then you need to give them something more to be interesting.


Fanthorpe Mon 01-Jun-20 20:51:35

Perry from Big Little Lies. The therapist spotted him straight away.

LooselyTrue Mon 01-Jun-20 21:06:11

“The Talented Mr Ripley” film with Matt Damon?

GingerBeverage Mon 01-Jun-20 21:08:35

I imagine soap operas are able to present it better. Long form reveals of the little changes.
Yes to Perry, that's a good one.

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NancyBotwinBloom Mon 01-Jun-20 21:21:56

Ohh I know Archie Mitchell

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