Narcissism

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  1. Sean Mac

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    Narcissus was in love with himself to the point of being oblivious to others.

    This seems distinct from the flaw of Egotism to me.

    Egotists are reliant on their dominance, real or imagined, over others.

    So I think the term is widely misused.

    The Greeks saw great value in competition and the pursuit of excellence.

    Narcissus thought he was beyond compare in his perfection.

    Egotists are like over indulged children but often very conscious of competition.

    Arrested emotional development and consequent poor socialization, in simple terms.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Reminds me of the story of the guy on his first night in Heaven.

    Finds a great jazz club where a band of legendary musicians are making wonderful music.

    After a while he notices a figure off at the end of the bar with his back to the band.

    So he asks the Angelic Bartender "Who is that guy over there?"

    "Oh, that's God. He thinks he's Miles Davis."

    :)
     
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    First, how would you know if you’ve met any... it’s not like they wear identifying bracelets or special hats.

    Of course...to determine a clinical NPD there has to be a diagnosis...but...

    Go ahead just run through the list of indicators and you'll see that really do kinda do wear "identifying bracelets or special hats".

    Second, it’s not sound logic to conclude that there aren’t very many of a certain type of person simply because you haven’t met any (that you know of)

    Besides the fact that I've never met one (based on the criteria identified by the psychiatric community) I've never met anyone that said they've actually known one. There is a huge difference between a self absorbed D-Bag and a clinical case of narcissism. Besides, don't take my word for it check for yourself. By all accounts, narcissistic personality disorder is very rare.
     
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    Na! She’s just a bore. I have a buddy like that. He never talks about himself, but he won’t let you get a word in edgewise. I have to talk over him to say what I want to say, and he just keeps babbling over top of me. They know they are boring, but they can’t get out of the rut, so they continue to be boring.

    He’s a great friend. The kind that would give you the shirt off of his back, but as a conversationalist, he sucks.
     
  5. RLee77

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    I think what most people mean when they use the term is that someone has narcissistic tendencies, not that they are a clinically diagnosed full-on narcissist.
     
  6. Obsessed

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    Yup, I think this is the case. There are two types of narcissistic people. One is the clinically identified type the others are just full of themselves. No harm from the second group except that we have to put up with them.

    No doubt in my mind, both types are suffering from an overdose of infotainment gone amuck 24/7.
     
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    @soulman969 can't possibly be narcissistic, but now that I mentioned him in this thread, he is going see the alert and crap in his pants.:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::twisted:
     
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  9. P Thought

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    :lol: You new here?
     
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    P Thought... you're just a narcissist, ain't cha? :lol:

    No doubt most of us resemble that remark. :(
     
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    Well no, but I did stay at a Holiday Express last night.
     
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    Admit it. It was the large mirrors.
     
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    Everything is more exaggerated, more dramatized today. It's not enough to just say someone is full of himself. People need to say he's a "narcissist." You see it all the time. People seem to think it makes them more interesting to talk like that.
     
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    High functioning Autism / Asperger's are another subset of folks with development problems, lack of empathy, lack of Theory of Mind (understanding how someone else feels, "put yourself in my shoes" ) and often a complete lack of reciprocity ( you only get as good as you give, so give big). But there are enough differences between Narcissists and Asperger's. The Narcissist does it for personal gains and their image, and knows they are doing it, the person with Asperger's doesn't even know they are doing it, they are clueless, there is no ability for the Aspie to know what intent is on being manipulative.
     
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    I tend to dominate most conversations but I’m really interesting so it’s okay. Remember, there’s no I in team but there’s an M and an E!
     
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    The greatest frontman that ever lived is the only man i know with "grandiose narcissism". That is the narcissistic diagnose in it's purest form (and not as biproduct of something else like eg. autism). How do we now that? Well before he ever sang a note he was famous for wearing outrages clothes to school.

    I dare to write this because I love him. Because he did something great with the cards he was handed and because he is straight (no fun discussing liberace).

    It takes a special mentality to get infront of people and demand that they look at you.
    The rest of us may be able to learn how to do it. We can even get good at it, but it will never come as natural to us as it does for someone with grandiose narcissistic personality disorder.
     
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    Reminds me of this blonde joke...

    A blonde woman was speeding down the road in her little red sports car
    and was pulled over by a woman police officer, who also was a blonde.

    The blonde cop asked to see the blonde’s driver’s license. She dug
    through her purse and was getting progressively more agitated.

    “What does it look like?” she finally asked.
    The policewoman replied, “It’s square and it has your picture on it.”

    The driver finally found a square mirror in her purse, looked at it and
    handed it to the policewoman. “Here it is,” she said.

    The blonde office looked at the mirror, then handed it back saying,
    “OK, you can go. I didn’t realise you were a cop…”
     
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    The illusion that things were somehow simpler or kinder 50 years ago is simply that. An illusion.

    And while we're discussing ancient Greece, they prove the point.

    Look up "Brazen Bull".

    I guess that means I'm an optimist of sorts. I believe people have always sucked. And they still do.
     
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    Kinder? Not at all. Simpler? Yeah. It was.
     
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