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.