Scientists identify narcissists as people with three traits – an unrealistic sense of their own superiority, entitlement or belief that they deserve special treatment and a lack of empathy for other people. Of course we all show some of these trades occasionally, but narcissists show them pretty much all the time and they can make life really difficult for those around them. They have trouble maintaining healthy relationships and when they don’t get the admiration they think they deserve they get aggressive. How do you find out if someone is officially a narcissist? Well you can just ask them. If they say yes, they very likely are one. Seriously it’s that simple.