Narcissism Case Studies in the Bible


Here is a list of Biblical case studies of potential narcissists (insolent pride) which we will be looking into going forward:

  1. King Saul
  2. Nebuchadnezzar
  3. Haman
  4. Pharisees
  5. Diotrophes

….. and more.

How do we know that these are narcissists?  There are 2 ways:

  • Cross-references and linking words or concepts

Proverbs 21:24

24 “Proud,” “Haughty,” “Scoffer,” are his names, who acts with insolent pride.


  • By clear evidence of their characteristics, traits, actions, fruit……………..


Matthew 7:16-17

15 “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they? 17 So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit.