It’s important to understand what narcissism is. It’s a personality disorder, a more or less fixed and unhealthy way that people relate in the world. It’s characterized by self-involvement, a sense of superiority to others, lack of empathy towards people, a need to be admired, and avoidance of feeling shame.
Narcissists can be, but are not always, exploitive. Most exhibit a sense of great self-importance that is not commensurate with who they are or what they’ve done.