Narcissist Traits – Honoring Themselves Instead of Working


Proverbs 12:9

Better is he who is lightly esteemed and has a servant
Than he who honors himself and lacks bread.


The priority for a narcissist is self-exaltation.  If no one else is there to honor them, they won’t hesitate to honor themselves.  They will go around bragging about their “accomplishments” instead of actually going out and making them happen – talking instead of working.

This ia an echo of another Proverb

Proverbs 14:23

23 In all labor there is profit,
But mere talk leads only to poverty.


And the result of talking instead of working is to get the opposite of the what the narcissist really wants – being “on top”


Proverbs 12:24

24 The hand of the diligent will rule,
But the slack hand will be put to forced labor.




 * Narcissism is the modern colloquial term for what the Bible calls “insolent pride” – see here

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