I think a lot of self-importance is a product of fear. And fear, living in sort of an un-self-examined fear-based life, tends to lead to narcissism and self-importance.
“…they are so selfish, they just want everything done for them. Some of them are parasites, so who else would they try to latch onto but a caretaker, and bleed them dry.”
“They are trapped in the mind of a two year old, and they possess no cognitive ability to reason, to negotiate, to cooperate, to give and take, to love, to empathize. Rather their lives consist of ultimatums, demands, greed, egocentric thinking, bullying, temper tantrums, and a plethora of ‘I wants’ and ‘Give me’s’ etc.“
“They are filled with their own set of fears and really can’t persevere in a relationship. Everything is “instant gratification” for them. Either they want what they want, NOW – or they will move on to someone else to get it.”
”My husband describes narcissistic personality disorder like this – (he uses an apple as an example) when someone has a neurosis it is like a bruise in an apple, you cut it out and the rest of the person is fine; however when someone has narcissistic personality disorder it is as if the core is rotten!!! The apple is bad! You cannot simply cut out the core”
These quotes are taken from the blog ‘Sanctuary for the abused’
”It sad when one has to paint a ‘dark’ picture of another, in order to paint a perfect picture of themselves” statusshuffle.com