People with large egos can be difficult to deal with in personal relationships or in business.
According to This Narcisstic Life, narcissism is a personality disorder characterized by a specific set of behaviors as identified by the DSM.
A person can have a big ego without being diagnosed as a narcissist.
Such a person can improve upon and change his egotistical behavior over time.
A local DJ, Simon was more interested in adding another fan to his name than having an equal, communicative relationship.
'He was sexy, confident and smooth, and he was used to getting what he wanted,' says Fern.
'He thought he was special and he would turn down day jobs because "they were beneath" him.' When he cooked dinner for her, he'd boast about how well he looked after her. 'After sex, he'd say: "It doesn't come better than that",' remembers Fern.'And if I had an orgasm, he'd say "that's what I'm known for."' If she wanted some time alone or had had a bad day, he'd accuse her of being selfish - yet he expected her to cater to his every whim. Address his ego issues directly but sensitively: 'Don't confuse his oversensitivity with legitimate hurt feelings.' And if he calls you insensitive, ask him to explain why he thinks that - in this way you're forcing him to take part in 'direct, mature communication'.Dealing with Him Remember that each of you brings something to the relationship, and that one person is not more special than the other, says Arden. The Traditional Man Lee-Anne Woods (45) has been married to Tim (50) for over 20 years.Although her career in counseling is important to her, Lee-Anne is expected to be a full-time mother, wife and homemaker too.Trying to compromise, she started a business from home, but Tim continues to resent the fact that she works at all.He regularly compares her to his friends' stay-at-home wives, calling her selfish, and accusing her of putting her work before her family.