Do you know how to recognize it? Do you know someone that is a narcissist? Do you stay friends with them? How do you deal with it?
I have a friend or two on Facebook that complain about nothing but themselves and then bitch when others have problems or want help from them. But I'm sure I'm not the only one with a few of these assholes on my friends list. Speaking of which, I should probably do a purge soon.
I'm sure it does but then again, this is why we've been given the gift of communication. You can just assume someone is a self-serving prick or you could get to know them. As you mentioned, some people are just insecure and overcompensate and some people are just very confident in themselves and I think that is the one most often confused with egotism or elitism.I'm wondering if a really strong self-esteem or severe over-compensation for insecurities are sometimes confused with narcissism??? Truly, I'm trying to figure this out.
LOL. You Merc? I don't see you that way. A pattern has been established both by you and your participators here (maybe online in general?) that will forever be attached to your name. Objectivity will be a cold day in hell.
I'm wondering if a really strong self-esteem or severe over-compensation for insecurities are sometimes confused with narcissism??? Truly, I'm trying to figure this out.
Im taking a psych class in college and thats the exact definition of narcissism. Its an actual mental disorder so some people feel pity for narcissists, but how other individuals feel about it is up to them.I think the key might be that the narcissist is simply unable to feel empathy for another human being. They can only relate to their own feelings. They might appear to empathise only so far as it serves their own purposes, but generally they're just emotional and/or physical bullies that can in some cases be downright destructive.