Just my mother’s friendship was a source of worry for me. I had no intention to form a friendship with her boyfriend because I suspected he was a narcissist. My mother was quickly labeled a narcissist by all of the counselling and advocacy organizations. I tried every piece of wisdom about how to live with a narcissistic mother I could get my hands on. I read every book on manipulative mothers I could get my hands on. Nonetheless, none of it suited her, and none of the strategies succeeded. Instead, it left me even more tired and perplexed than before.
The personality disorder narcissism is known as. An inflated sense of self and privilege is one of the most well-known symptoms of a narcissist. And without any credentials, they claim to be recognized as superior. They expect preferential treatment and unwavering obedience. Narcissists maintain an inflated sense of self. They need to be in front of the story. This is a short list, but because there are so many posts about it on the internet, I don’t think I need to go through it again. This essay contrasts only malignant narcissism for clarification. NPD is classified as rare by the Mayo Clinic, with less than 200,000 cases reported. Take a look at their credentials.
It’s wonderful that we’re beginning to note these characteristics. This is the first time these topics have been discussed or written about in decades. We’re only now starting to hear about narcissists and share our encounters with them. And we’re starting to figure out how to do all of that while still healing.
I’m happy we’re catching on to these patterns. To be sure, all victims of narcissistic violence should be believed and affirmed. However, it is important to strike a balance here.
I won’t argue that we have a narcissism epidemic as a society. I might name a lengthy list of causes that have led to this epidemic that has now spanned decades if I put on my Sociologist goggles. The ever-increasing reach of public social media outlets is currently fueling an entwined sense of identity and culture.
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