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yes they can hide it well but they still will be a narcissist. I agree, this sounds like a narcissist who is hiding it. If you listen carefully to a narcissist, you will usually notice they do try to make themselves sound good, even if they don't sound obviously arrogant. Conversations always come back to them and their interests, or what they think about someone else, or their powers...but it can be very subtle. One trademark of the narcissist is their short attention span when you talk about yourself or your interests. Some will cut you off in mid-sentence, check their watch, wander off, stare into space or get a glazed look in their eyes. Some will even fall asleep. They usually can't hide their lack of interest in other people's doings. Their wavering attention span seems to be their Achilles' heel.

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Q: Can someone have both grandiose fantasies but not arrogant behavior and a constant need for attention and not be a narcissist?
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