Quote Originally Posted by SilkRoad View Post
It has a lot to do with self-awareness, doesn't it. I found another thread where someone said "I think I might be a narcissist." Someone else pointed out that if you're questioning if you are one, and are worried about it, you probably aren't one, or at least your tendencies are mild...
Lowen and Fromm both would talk about the normal and pathological, Lowen thought that during important phases of development in childhood it was possible for individuals to receive "narcissistic injuries", depending on what sort could determine how or whether or not at all the individual in question could become conscious and overcome their narcissism.