I’ve been thinking lately of conceptualizing narcissism as part of the character strength “justice”, although it’s a particular form that is turned exclusively inward. It occurs to me that when the ego of the narcissist is threatened, his or her actions and anger mirrors the actions and anger of people who fight for social justice for others. There is fascinating research suggesting that narcissists indeed are highly sensitive to perceived injustices against their self, but do not show the same level of injustice frustration for others. So could it be that justice is an overall character strength, but that it can take various forms– some more adaptive (and helpful to the world) than others? Just a thought I had. Would love to hear your thoughts.