The term “narcissistic injury” refers to any perceived threat to a narcissist’s self-esteem or self-worth. Here are some common examples:

  • Not receiving the expected praise or acknowledgment.
  • Being contradicted or disagreed with in public settings.
  • Witnessing someone else receive attention or accolades.
  • Experiencing failure or defeat, even in minor instances.
  • Being challenged or questioned about their knowledge or expertise.
  • Perceived slights in personal relationships, like feeling undervalued.