excessive or erotic interest in oneself and one's physical appearance.
synonyms: vanity, self-love, self-admiration, self-absorption, self-obsession, conceit, self-centeredness, self-regard, egotism, egoism
"his emotional development was hindered by his mother's narcissism"
extreme selfishness, with a grandiose view of one's own talents and a craving for admiration, as characterizing a personality type.
self-centeredness arising from failure to distinguish the self from external objects, either in very young babies or as a feature of mental disorder.
The DSM-5 indicates that persons with NPD usually display some or all of the following symptoms, typically without the commensurate qualities or accomplishments:
Grandiosity with expectations of superior treatment from other people
Fixated on fantasies of power, success, intelligence, attractiveness, etc.
Self-perception of being unique, superior, and associated with high-status people and institutions
Needing continual admiration from others
Sense of entitlement to special treatment and to obedience from others
Exploitative of others to achieve personal gain
Unwilling to empathize with the feelings, wishes, and needs of other people
Intensely envious of others, and the belief that others are equally envious of them
Pompous and arrogant demeanor
Narcissists need their "fix" for self-esteem so what a better place to go to "feed" and soak up appraisal as a genius, attractive slayer than Sluthate or online in general. Where no one can fully call him out on his bullshit due to the nature of the internet.
IncelJoshua gets his fix for Narcissistic supply from Sluthate of all places:
Narcissistic Supply really refers to those people who provide a constant source of attention, approval, adoration, admiration, etc., for the narcissist. The attention they receive from the “Supply Source” is vital for the survival of the narcissist, without it they would die (either physically or metaphorically), because their weak ego depends on it in order to regulate their unstable self-worth and self-esteem. The narcissist perceives themselves as being very independent. They could not deal with the fact that they need anybody, because needing someone would imply some boundary to their power or imply that they are incomplete. Furthermore, they cannot tolerate any sign of independence and autonomy from their “supply”, this only serves to enrage them. The narcissistic supply is there to serve them, so they try to cement their source of supply into the role they have made for them, and there they remain under the narcissist’s control. Any deviation from this position on the part of their supply will end in punishment for the transgressor. So, like the Queen Bee, the narcissist is surrounded with a hive of worker bees, all in service to their needs, which ironically make them totally co-dependent on others for their survival.
Due to inceljoshua's fondness of bullying and trolling we can assume in childhood he was either bullied, a victim of bullying or had a bad childhood in general. Childhood bullies are more likely to have mental disorders such as ADHD, depression, or early on-set cluster B personality disorders (ie antisocial personality disorder which is comorbid often enough with narcissism). What's more internet trolls themselves are likely to suffer from various cluster B personality disorders including narcissism. Those who engage in bully are 2-4 times more likely than someone who does not bully others to have mental health issues and be mentally ill.
So I believe we have an open and shut case here.
He is a Narcissist who comes here to brag in order to get narcissistic supply (ie praise and attention or worship from others here). Although one must naturally feel that this implies he cannot obtain his narcissistic supply offline from neither his peers nor parents hence he takes to the online world. And one must feel he must be particularly low on the social totem pole for it to be on an incel forum of all places. Knowing full well if he took it a place where normalfags congregate or actual Chads he would be a mere laughing stock. And here since there is no moderation he cannot be banned and can create numerous personalities for himself.
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Wellness/b ... d=17518230
https://psychcentral.com/blog/bullies-m ... -disorder/
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/ne ... narcissist