The narcissist can't see anything outside themselves, so they themselves are the most impressive thing they've ever seen. To the extent they see anything else, it's other folk trying to be them, but badly. "Wow. Don't they know basketball is the best sport? They would be so much happier if they obsessively followed basketball instead of spending time with their kids! Like I do!"
Profundity and pride end up being opposites. Profundity requires insight, and if you have true insight you notice many, many things being more glorious than you are. Either you develop humility as a matter of course, or you develop narcissism.