never pull yourself down. Even when your sad, listen to music, eat dessert, even go shopping! Do something that will make you look at yourself in the mirror and be able to say, "I have no clue why i was sad! But i will look fabulous to bring myself up
In fact, when you define narcissism, it is accepted that there is a sadistic element present. So, for many narcissists, being cruel and hurtful gives their ego a boost. To them it means they are in control of others, they are dominant and therefore superior. Dr. David Mc Dermott, What Is Narcissism? A practical guide to protecting yourself.