I came across a couple situations in just the past week which reminded me that narcissists are often “sluggards” (very lazy people). Why? In many cases the narcissist’s insolent pride creates a sense of entitlement which gives them the attitude that “what I want should just be given to me, without me needing to work for it”.
The Bible describes those with insolent pride and sluggards as two different people, but also provides some common characteristics. For example, the sluggard shows characteristics of insolent pride, either through thinking they are wiser (superior) to even wise men…..
The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes Than seven men who can give a discreet answer.Proverbs 26:16.
The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, But the soul of the diligent is made fat.Proverbs 13:4
Better is he who is lightly esteemed and has a servant Than he who honors himself and lacks bread.Proverbs 12:9
The sluggard says, “There is a lion outside; I will be killed in the streets!”Proverbs 22:13
The prudent sees the evil and hides himself, But the naive go on, and are punished for it.Proverbs 22:3
Judgments are prepared for scoffers, And blows for the back of fools.Proverbs 19:29
Drive out the scoffer, and contention will go out, Even strife and dishonor will cease.Proverbs 22:10