There’s nothing wrong with being confident and having a healthy sense of self-esteem. But there’s a big difference between those things and being full of yourself. People who are full of themselves are usually pretty annoying.
They’re always talking about themselves and they’re always trying to one-up everyone else. They’re also usually pretty clueless about how other people see them.
So if you know someone who’s always bragging about their accomplishments and putting other people down, you might want to take a step back and see if the signs listed below apply. If they do then chances are, they’re very much full of themselves.
Signs that someone is full of themselves:
1- All they care about is themselves:
Do you know that person who’s all about themselves? Everything they do is for show and they love nothing more than to hear themselves talk. Well if you do then that’s one certain sign that they could be full of themselves.
Are they so wrapped up in their own little world that they don’t even notice when other people are trying to get a word in edgewise? It can be torturing to watch, right?! We’ve all been there so we can assure you you’ll survive!
This type of people clearly only ever care about themselves, their fate, their comfort, their well-being, and nothing else. And woe betide anyone who dares to criticize them; they can’t take any criticism, no matter how constructive it might be.
The world could be falling apart around them and they wouldn’t even notice, because all they care about is themselves. And the rest of us are just cringing at the thought of having to spend any time with them.
2- They turn every topic and conversation into something or a story about them:
A clear sign that someone is full of themselves is if they turn every topic about them. They might only want to talk about their problems and their day, rather than listen to anyone else. it’s not that they’ll start walking away when you talk about yourself or other things, it’s just that they’ll seem to be in a rush and interested. They will look for the first opportunity to skip to a topic or story about themselves.
This person might tell stories that always make them look good, or make them look like the center of the universe. They might also interrupt others or talk over them. If you notice someone regularly doing these things, they are likely full of themselves!
While it can be frustrating to deal with, try to remember that everyone has their own insecurities and reasons for acting this way. Just be patient and see if you can find a way to help them see what they’re doing. Chances are, they’ll be grateful for your advice if you’re close enough and if you give it to them privately; when there’s just the two of you.
3- They think other people’s problems are minor:
Another one of the most common and most obvious signs that someone is full of themselves is when they think other people’s problems are minor. A person like this doesn’t care about others because they think their own problems are much more important.
This can be really frustrating for the people around them because it makes it seem like their feelings and experiences are unimportant. It can also be a sign that this person is uncomfortable with emotions and doesn’t know how to deal with them in a healthy way.
If you notice someone regularly dismissing other people’s problems, it’s probably best not to expect much support from them and consider that they could be a sociopath. So steer away!
4- They have no shame in asking for favors:
If you’re wondering whether someone is full of themselves, another sign to look out for is if they have no shame in asking for services from others, in exchange for simply nothing. They may think they’re more important than they really are, and they may have no problem asking for favors. They almost feel entitled to a lot of attention, care, and help from others so they never offer something in exchange for a service or a favor.
For example, if they need a car ride somewhere far they might ask others and not even propose to pay for gas. They might also be quick to take credit for other people’s work, or they may always want to be in the spotlight. If you find yourself constantly dealing with someone like this, it can be draining. You might feel like you’re giving them a lot and not even being given a proper “thank you”, or that they’re taking advantage of you.
This type of people is not to be confused though with friends that don’t reciprocate efforts, services, and kindness. For more guidance on how to deal with those, you can check this article out instead.
In the end, it’s important to remember that everyone has different quirks and personality traits. Just because someone is full of themselves doesn’t mean they’re a bad or evil person. It’s just something you should be aware of so you can manage your expectations accordingly.
5- They’re shocked when someone shuts them down:
If someone cannot take rejection, then they are probably full of themselves. They probably cannot even fathom why anyone can ever say “no” to them. Rejection is something that we all face at some point in our lives, whether it is in our personal or professional lives. So if someone cannot manage or handle rejection, then it is a clear sign that they are full of themselves.
They may get shocked if someone shuts them down or if their advances are not reciprocated. Rejection is a part of life, and if someone has difficulty dealing with it, then they need to check themselves. Otherwise, they will continue to be surprised and hurt when people do not see things their way.
And this could cause a big outburst and bottled-up hatred at everyone and the entire world which can turn into a sinister tragedy or event depending on their personality type and whether they try to seek revenge on someone.
6- They can be very opinionated and stubborn:
People that are full of themselves can be very opinionated and stubborn, always thinking that they are right and that their way is the only way. They may be quick to get angry, especially when disagreed with, and may resort to personal attacks or insults.
They can also be very dismissive of others’ opinions and ideas. They may struggle to see things from anyone else’s perspective, instead, they are wholly focused on their own point of view. This lack of empathy can make it difficult for them to form close, meaningful relationships.
They may also have a tendency to brag or boast, exaggerating their achievements or downplaying the accomplishments of others with stubbornness. All of this comes together to create a picture of someone who is arrogant and not afraid to let everyone know it.