Narcissists are notorious for engaging in self-focused drama, while attempting to suck every one else in. It’s one of their go-to moves to attract attention. It might look like this:
Jesus was well aware of the danger of allowing His narcissists – the Pharisees – to throw Him off His mission. He engaged with them when they approached Him with a test, but did not make them the focus of His ministry. He expressed His overall view to His disciples,
.“Let them [the Pharisees] alone; they are blind guides of the blind. And if a blind man guides a blind man, both will fall into a pit.” Matthew 15:14.
Then it happened that as Jesus was reclining at the table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and were dining with Jesus and His disciples. When the Pharisees saw this, they said to His disciples, “Why is your Teacher eating with the tax collectors and sinners?” But when Jesus heard this, He said, “It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick. Matthew 9:10-12