Also I believe in its purest form, it’s attention getting behavior which is also part and parcel of the axis 2 disorders. Look at me , admire me. These personality types are consumed with envy. They are extremely envious of anyone who is level headed or appears smart. They assume everyone is as envious as they are also. They try to stir up envy … when we interact with these types of people , it’s either absolute admiration its absolute disdain. Nothing in the middle. They are either votaries or arch enemy, but never equals.