- Believing themselves to be superior and more deserving of validation on the sole basis of having better “social skills.”
- Meddling, intruding, giving little to no space or privacy – no matter how uncomfortable they’re making others.
- Doing too much “for others” when it was not asked of them, when they were clearly asked to stop (several times) – and then resenting others for it and expecting and demanding in return.
- Tendency to act as if they know so much about what you’re talking about, even if they don’t.
- Inability to let go of others who have long ceased to be (or want to be) connected to them.
- Keeping others from making decisions on their own and from living their own experiences by instilling worries and fear where they’re not due.
- Believing they know better what’s best for others when, in fact, they don’t – and forcing their views onto others.
- Whining when things don’t go their way, if they don’t feel appreciated.