I honestly don't know. NPD and narcissism as primary diagnoses are not my forté. I can tell you from my own perspective that I do, and have, exhibited narcissistic traits. I don't know if it totally coincides with skipping out on dirty work, though. Might I think I am better than someone else, and it's beneath me to do something? Yes. But if I don't want to do something, I've got to fob it off on someone else. Normally, that includes some sort of bargaining chip, or charm or persuasion. The other way to look at it is that either Ruben or Lonna, or both, were so confident in their story that they were convinced nothing could touch them. I killed my child (or he died on my watch), but I'm so clever that you are never going to find him, and you're never gonna pin this on me. No way, no how. You've got nothing on me. That's narcissism. I know a narcissistic psychopath. He's my best friend's father. Though he never physically or sexually abused his children, the evil, traumatic things he did to them and their mother are frankly chilling. He did it all with a smiling face, and while presenting a front of respectability and good, Midwestern values. Other people's pain and anguish has no effect on him. If anything, he took joy in it. He is only slightly less frightening than his fellow former GM executive who murdered my grade school friend's mother, and was later classified as a serial killer.