Saturday, September 7, 2013

Narcissism, Part Two

Narcissism is characterized by a seriously overinflated sense of the individual’s own personal importance. In one sense, every person is important simply because he or she exists. In another sense, every person is simply part of the global village and while each has membership importance this does not necessarily indicate dictatorship or royalty rights not does the universe revolve around him or her. Narcissistic people tend to have a compromised sense of self-worth. In order to feel adequate they must find others to be incompetent and put them down (e.g., complain, criticize, gossip, show contempt). Because they tend not to recognize their own mistakes, they lack compassion for others and often do everything in their power to avoid being held accountable for their own behaviors. Highly insecure and never having learned how to fail, they try to be successful at all times and at whatever the cost (e.g., may lie, exhibit addictive behaviors, throw you “under the bus” in order to look good, or make it all your fault). Does that sound like some teenagers you’ve met? Part three tomorrow.
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