> The fact that people dress this narcissistic horse-hooey up to look like introverted shyness is also crap. Now I'm confused. A narcissist would have high self-esteem by definition and would likely be an extrovert if anything. Shy people often have low self-esteem; that's a big reason why they have trouble talking to other people... they assume they will be rejected (and I'm not just talking about dating situations). So it's hard to picture a narcissist being shy. My old roommate was always saying how great he is and was the opposite of shy.