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Narcissists are some of the most selfish people in existence. They love building themselves up even if it means having to tear others down.

Narcissists are people who are charming but with an inflated ego. They feel like they are better than everyone else and don’t mind manipulating others to get what they want. They are quick to anger and believe that they should always be the center of attention. People with severe narcissistic traits suffer from something known as NPD or narcissistic personality disorder and they can be some of the most toxic people in existence.

Narcissists do not want to see others succeeding. They only want to see themselves on top. Below I am going to go over some of the reasons why they seem to constantly undermine the happiness of those closest to them. This might sound a bit shitty but it is a reality we all need to be aware of.

9 Reasons Why Narcissists Hate Seeing Others Happy:

1. They feel like they are superior to others.

Narcissists see themselves as better than everyone else. Because of this, they don’t feel like you should be getting the things you do. They do not think you deserve the accomplishments you have and therefore should not be happy.

2. They are very jealous.

Narcissists hate seeing others happy because they are jealous. They don’t want to see someone else doing what they want to do or feeling the things they want to feel. The truth is they just hate seeing others succeed.

3. They are not necessarily ‘stable.’

Narcissists are a mess. They are not what you would call stable and are quite confusing for a number of reasons. If you find yourself in the presence of one you should probably try to avoid them as much as possible.

4. They are very insecure about their abilities.

The narcissist doesn’t want anyone to see his or her insecure side. While he or she might not be perfect you won’t see them fail at anything. They do this on purpose so if you’re doing well at something they will definitely be angry about it. The happier you are the more they will want to outshine you.

5. They don’t want their spotlight stolen.

If people are paying more attention to you and you are happier than they think they are the narcissist will tear you down. He or she doesn’t want that spotlight taken away. They need to be the center of attention.

6. They want to control you and cannot do that if you’re in a ‘happy’ place.

Narcissists feel the need to control the people around them. If you are happy they cannot control you. The happier you are the more shit they will put you through, they want to make you feel small.

7. They feel better when they put others down.

Narcissists feel better about themselves when they’re tearing others down. They know they have flaws but refuse to admit it. They want to put you down so they won’t be thinking about their own issues even if merely on a subconscious level.

8. They don’t feel happy and don’t want you to either.

Narcissists don’t ever truly feel happy, this is because they lack a real sense of self. They are often very jealous when someone else is able to be truly happy.

9. You being happy threatens their self-esteem.

You being happy threatens the narcissist in many ways. It breaks him or her down and makes them think that you are doing better than they are. They feel as if they are better than you as mentioned above so seeing you do well is not a good thing in their eyes. It makes them feel inadequate.