Narcissism is RAMPANT!
Somebody I know was telling people for a DECADE that she was "training for the Olympics" in the 400m. Her Instagram, Facebook and Twittter pages list one of her professions as USA Track Athlete. Every four years (2008, 2012, 2016) she would start the posts up again on all her social media about "The Road to Beijing" and then "The Road to London" and then "The Road to Rio."
She would get a hold of every single newspaper, magazine, website, etc. that she could to do stories on her. There are stories about her everywhere, and they all mention her "Olympic dreams" though none of them conveniently mention her 400m PR. What is her 400m PR?
55.84...from 2005! As far as I can tell, she hasn't broken 60 in the 400m since 2008. Of course she gets "injured" every single year, which derails her "dreams."
She even mentioned in an article about trying to make the 2016 Olympics that she was trying to cut her time by "two seconds." We all agree that to make the US Olympic team in the 400 meters, you have to run 50-flat. Her best time of 55.84 was from 2005, and she hadn't broken A MINUTE in almost a decade! Realistically, she was probably in 62 shape, which means she was 12 seconds, or 24%, away from her goal. It is significantly more realistic for me to make the NFL than for her to make the Olympic team. She claims in one article that her PR is 52 seconds, which is a flat-out lie.
This lady has been living in a delusional fantasy world for over a decade, and has been PROMOTING that fantasy the whole time. And of course most people are like, "You go, girl! Believe in yourself!" It's all for show. She's a world-class narcissist.