Are males primarily the main recipients of narcissistic behavior? Are A-Personalty traits related to Narcissism as well? Excessive boasting and an unwillingness to be happy for other people's good fortune is highly annoying to me. However, I question my motives in allowing this type behavior from other people bother me. Perhaps people exhibiting narcissistic behavior are not aware of their self indulgent behavior and assume themselves to be of higher caliber than anyone else. Can a person's character be changed or is a person's character hardwired into his/her very being? When is it Ok to boast? I struggle with this because of my personal feelings against self-promotion, but sometimes I need to be recognized for the things I am doing. Perhaps everyone needs to be noticed.