Narcissism – Proverbs on Narcissism

Narcissism = Insolent Pride = Proud, Haughty SCOFFER (Proverbs 21:24)

Here’s what Proverbs has to say about Narcissists…..

  1. Proverbs 9:7
    He who corrects a scoffer gets dishonor for himself…………….. Narcissists will try to trash the reputation of those who dare to confront them about character or performance inadequacies.

  2. Proverbs 9:8
    Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you……… See above

  3. Proverbs 13:1
    Contrast the Upright and the Wicked ] A wise son accepts his father’s discipline, But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke…….. A scoffer will typically refuse to listen to someone who is telling them they’re wrong.  Or, if they appear to be listening, they are internally resisting.

  4. Proverbs 14:6
    A scoffer seeks wisdom and finds none………… While Narcissists can spend long hours reading and studying whatever subject is their “platform” for receiving accolades, their self-centeredness prevents them from getting true insight from their learning.

  5. Proverbs 15:12
    A scoffer does not love one who reproves him, He will not go to the wise…….A Narcissist intuitively knows that truly wise people have a high probability of seeing through them, and cannot risk being found out for and reproved for who they are.   Therefore, they will avoid putting themselves in such a position.
  1. Proverbs 19:29
    Judgments are prepared for scoffers, And blows for the back of fools…….. Instead of rebuking a Narcissist, clear boundaries with clear consequences for violating those boundaries is a prime way to deal with Narcissists.  Do not argue with them, just “lower the boom.”

  2. Proverbs 21:24
    “Proud,” “Haughty,” “ Scoffer,” are his names, Who acts with insolent pride………..Insolent pride = narcissism.  Scoffer is another name for those who act with insolent pride.

  3. Proverbs 22:10
    Drive out the scoffer, and contention will go out, Even strife and dishonor will cease.……….The general principle in Proverbs for dealing with a Narcissist is to get them off your team, out of your organization, etc.   Its not until they’re gone that you will understand the true extent of their destructiveness.  They create strife and dishonor for others by a well-developed ability to undermine people without leaving fingerprints.

  4. Proverbs 24:9
    The devising of folly is sin, And the scoffer is an abomination to men………….Even though Narcissists can be quite enticing with their flattery, at the end of the day people really hate being around them.

9 responses

  1. Thanks for this article. I wish there were platforms where people like you could teach about these things publicly (ie. in churches, conferences, seminars, and other venues). This is very important, and these people are so disturbingly destructive that all christians have a right to know about them, how to discern them, and what to do about them.

    • Thanks much for your comment. There may be (I hope so) others who have a Biblical focus on this subject who are willing to get up and speak. For myself, I remain quite convinced that due to my life situation and my desire to avoid the limelight I need to “go low” and stick with the blog!

  2. Thank you for doing great research in this area. Since realizing that my mom is possibly, using the worldly term narcissistic, I have done a lot of reading Biblical and secular. Several friends have come forward and have shared they either have a narcissistic parent or know of one. Many have asked me what is the Biblical truths on this subject. I googled that and up came your information. Your blog is extensive. I’m forwarding your information to them. There sure are different levels/ degrees on narcissism.
    This has really helped with the Biblical truths in your blog to pay differently.

    • Thanks much for your comments, Jennifer. Yes, there seems to be different levels/degrees of narcissism. I am currently wrestling through that subject with a draft blog post “Narcissism and the Progression of Fools”. But there are a few points in that blog post which are not yet exactly correct, so I am waiting to publish it.

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