When we have been abused by a narcissist, we study all the red flags and behaviors. Some red flags of narcissistic abuse can be present in jerks or emotionally challenged people. My warning today is based on the many people I coach getting too hyper-vigilant in an effort to protect themselves, they begin to feel that everyone is a narcissist. This is not helpful for many reasons, you are going to meet people that are narcissistic, but believing everyone is a narcissist will isolate you, keep you living in fear and stop you from having a good life. When we live in fear of a narcissist around every corner we lose perspective on seeing healthy people. Our thoughts take over and they will keep you stuck in the world of non-healing.