LINDA C J TURNER Q & A with #LindaCJTurner

Q & A – How do you tell the difference “Well-wisher or Narcissist”?

To determine whether someone is a well-wisher or a narcissist, it’s important to consider their behavior, intentions, and overall patterns of interaction. Here are some characteristics that can help differentiate between the two:


  1. Genuine care and concern: A well-wisher genuinely cares about the well-being and happiness of others. They show empathy, compassion, and support, and their actions are driven by a desire to help and uplift others.
  2. Selflessness: A well-wisher tends to prioritize the needs and interests of others over their own. They are willing to make sacrifices and offer assistance without expecting anything in return.
  3. Positive reinforcement: Well-wishers provide positive reinforcement, encouragement, and constructive feedback to help others grow and succeed. They celebrate others’ accomplishments and offer support during challenging times.


  1. Self-centeredness: Narcissists are primarily focused on themselves and their own needs. They often seek attention, admiration, and validation from others and may exploit or manipulate relationships to serve their own interests.
  2. Lack of empathy: Narcissists have difficulty understanding or empathizing with the feelings and experiences of others. They may disregard or invalidate the emotions and needs of those around them.
  3. Manipulative behavior: Narcissists may use charm, manipulation, or deception to achieve their personal goals. They often seek to control or dominate relationships and may exploit others for their own benefit.
  4. Lack of genuine support: Narcissists may offer superficial or conditional support to others, with an underlying motivation to enhance their own self-image or gain something in return. Their support may be withdrawn or withheld if it doesn’t serve their interests.

It’s important to note that people’s behavior can vary, and individuals may display both well-wishing and narcissistic traits to varying degrees. It’s helpful to assess a person’s overall patterns of behavior and their consistency in displaying certain characteristics to get a clearer understanding of their motivations and intentions.

 © Linda C J Turner

By Linda C J Turner

Coaching and Therapy
Currently studying Psychotherapy , Cognitive psychology, Hypnotherapy.
Qualified NLP, EMDR and CBT therapist.
REIKI Master.
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