The Spiritual Narcissist One of the most disconcerting things about the Stephen Allwine case was the fact that he was a spiritual leader in his church. In my forensic work, I've evaluated more than my share of former religious leaders who've wound up in prison.What Does God Really Want? (Part 3) Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh. John Ritenbaugh, using the term "malignant narcissism" (from M. Scott Peck's book "People Of The Lie") to describe the blind Laodicean pride which denies our inherent sinfulness and imperfection by means of clever self-decptive quibbling and equivocation.
Narcissistic supply is anything or anybody that allows the narcissist to draw respect, admiration, power, control, and support from their environment (i.e. accommodating people as their victims, a flash car, the clothes they wear, etc.). Indeed, anything that brings them attention and adoration is narcissistic supply.