#5 Tolerance to Punishment
The narcissist is much more inclined to follow pro-social behavior due to all of the distinctions we’ve already explored. They wish to avoid getting punished since it will damage their reputation and distort their perception of themselves as someone deserving of respect.
Contrarily, psychopaths don’t react as strongly to punishment. Because it prevents them from seeking pleasure, they will make an effort to avoid it. Apart from that, they aren’t very bothered by the notion of punishment.
More often than not, psychopaths lack empathy, are slick, arrogant, deceptive, deceitful, opportunistic, and unable to identify their own unpleasant emotions. They frequently act impulsively as well. The use of punishment to stop them from engaging in wrongdoing is glaringly useless.
But what are the similarities between a narcissist and a psychopath?