Sometimes they're used interchangeably, but some experts differentiate between the two.
Perhaps inserting narcissism into the mix might help people decide which term to use.
I believe any individual who is not comfortable within their own skin - therefore disconnected from their 'inner peace' - can develop narcissistic characteristics.
External factors such as race, class, income status or religion place no importance as to whether or not an individual will be narcissistic. There are three broad types of people living with inner pain and emotional insecurity (which applies to the greater community): No-one is perfect and this is totally understandable!
When you first meet your narcissistic mother-in-law to be, she may act charming, witty, and like she’s genuinely interested in you and your life.For one thing, more narcissism means more narcissistic relationships.Professor Brad Bushman of the Ohio State University put it bluntly, when he said: “Narcissists are very bad relationship partners.” Studies show that in a narcissistic relationship, your partner is more likely to engage in manipulative or game playing behaviors and less likely to be committed long-term.But what happens when you marry into having a narcissistic relative?How are you supposed to deal with a narcissistic mother-in-law?However the damage of narcissism (point two) is extremely evident.