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The Narcissists’ Pedestal

Narcissism – A considerable number of posts have been dedicated to narcissists here on Psych Central, I felt obligated to draw a Mental Health Humor Cartoon; just for them.

The other day the subject of Narcissism came up when I was having coffee with an imaginary friend of mine who revealed the following, she said:

Beverly: Chato what are you saying, that since I am extremely talented, and I’m brilliance, beauty, and beloved and all that…I am NOT special???!!! You believe in me, don’t you? I deserve special treatment. All I do I’m entitled to it.  Now if that makes me a Narcissist, THEN the hell with you!!!

Chato: I was saying could you pass the cream.

Symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder*

In order for a person to be diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) they must meet five or more of the following symptoms:

  • Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)
  • Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love
  • Believes that he or she is “special” and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)
  • Requires excessive admiration
  • Has a very strong sense of entitlement, e.g., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations
  • Is exploitative of others, e.g., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends
  • Lacks empathy, e.g., is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others
  • Is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her
  • Regularly shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes



Mental Health Humor by Chato Stewart - Narcissists’

Narcissist talking on Phone: Doris, please, your pedestal is ugly. Mine needs to fit my unique higher- sense of self-importance.

Store Sale sign: Be admired & make others envious -Pedestals

Caption: The Narcissists’ Pedestal, they don’t leave home without it.




Mental Health Humor by Chato Stewart – Narcissists’


*Bressert, S. (2016). Narcissistic Personality Disorder Symptoms. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 2, 2016, from

The Narcissists’ Pedestal

Chato Stewart

Chato Stewart has a mission, to draw and use humor as a positive tool to live, to cope with the debilitating effects symptoms of mental illness. Chato Stewart is a Mental Health Hero and Advocate. Recovery Peer Specialist board-certified in Florida. Chato is the artist behind the cartoons series Mental Health Humor, Over-Medicated, and The Family Stew - seen here in his blog posts. The cartoons are drawn from his personal experience of living with bipolar disorder (and other labels). [email protected]

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APA Reference
Stewart, C. (2016). The Narcissists’ Pedestal. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 20, 2020, from


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