Proverbs 25:14 – Like clouds and wind without rain Is a man who boasts of his gifts falsely..
Rain was considered a good thing in the Bible – especially in the region in which the Bible was written (the arid Middle East). It was a source of the most important physical component of life. So, when clouds and wind kicked up, it was anticipated for rain to follow – as a good thing. As a result, clouds and wind without rain without the resulting rain would be a significant disappointment.
Out of their inflated view of themselves, narcissists will boast about how good they are at _____________ (fill in the blank – basically, whatever they’re trying to impress others with at that particular moment). But more often than not, their boasts are not supported by reality. So anyone who relies on a narcissist’s inflated claims is going to get hurt in some way.
When dealing with people that focus on telling you how great they are, you might be dealing with a narcissist – make sure you get outside verification of their claims, rather than just accepting the (possible) narcissist’s claims.