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    Quote Originally Posted by FireShield98 View Post
    Also, this can somewhat be related to how I was with the Shyness thread:
    I recently watched a documentary about the guy in the video. He is a certified psychopath, and not, as he hoped to be as well, a narcissist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    I more interesting question is, do I live in a narcissistic society?

    Am I told from dawn to dusk that I should buy 'because you deserve it'.

    Do our schools boost self esteem, that is, how others see us, but ignore self respect, ie, how we see ourself.

    Does your State have a 'Commission for Self Esteem' like California?

    Do we obsess with our personality on mbti?

    Or are we caught up in the emedia looking at ourselves, hypnotised by our own reflection on the net, just as Narcissus was hypnotised by his own reflection in the pond, not recognising that it is a reflection of ourself, and making the mistake of Narcissus and falling in love with such a beautiful person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    There is the narcissistic personality and the Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

    The narcissistic personality is simply a personality, while Narcissistic Personality Disorder is a psychosis.

    So a narcissistic personality is in touch with reality, while someone with a Narcissist Personality Disorder is out of touch with reality.

    And narcissistic personalities are often very successful, for instance, many are CEOs, while those with Narcissistic Personality Disorder lead unsuccessful lives.
    So I might have a narcissistic personality without having NPD?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    I recently watched a documentary about the guy in the video. He is a certified psychopath, and not, as he hoped to be as well, a narcissist.
    I thought you were joking at first, but then I looked it up. Lol, good thing I stopped watching those videos a while ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roman67 View Post
    Only god can judge you.
    And professional therapists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireShield98 View Post
    So I might have a narcissistic personality without having NPD?



    I thought you were joking at first, but then I looked it up. Lol, good thing I stopped watching those videos a while ago.
    Got links?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiltyred View Post
    Got links?
    I just googled it and found information on it. Nothing specific.

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    If you are you're not alone, I've seen a lot of similar posting and perspective, here and elsewhere online.
    All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.
    Chapter IV, p. 448. - Adam Smith, Book 3, The Wealth of Nations

    whether or not you credit psychoanalysis itself, the fact remains that we all must, to the greatest extent possible, understand one another's minds as our own; the very survival of humanity has always depended on it. - Open Culture

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    @FireShield98, is it alright if I ask if you are a teenager?

    Teenagers are still in a stage of developing a sense of self psychologically and there are even portions of the brain that are still developing into one's 20s. It would take a rather extreme case of self-focus to be considered a narcissist when that young. Grandiose thinking, an almost cartoon concept of reality, black-and-white thinking, an inability to fully empathize are all issues that many pre-adults face. For example, many times a teenager who practices music really hard wants to be a "concert pianist" or a "famous rock star" which are grandiose concepts and extremely unlikely they will achieve it, but still, their conception of reality is simpler, nearer to self than when people mature and see a bigger picture. Someone older with the same viewpoint would be more likely to have an actual psychological issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fia View Post
    @FireShield98, is it alright if I ask if you are a teenager?

    Teenagers are still in a stage of developing a sense of self psychologically and there are even portions of the brain that are still developing into one's 20s. It would take a rather extreme case of self-focus to be considered a narcissist when that young. Grandiose thinking, an almost cartoon concept of reality, black-and-white thinking, an inability to fully empathize are all issues that many pre-adults face. For example, many times a teenager who practices music really hard wants to be a "concert pianist" or a "famous rock star" which are grandiose concepts and extremely unlikely they will achieve it, but still, their conception of reality is simpler, nearer to self than when people mature and see a bigger picture. Someone older with the same viewpoint would be more likely to have an actual psychological issue.
    Technically yes, legally no (I'm 18).

    I guess that makes sense. I don't think I'm a narcissist as much anymore as I did when I made this thread (in January), and even then I thought I might be a narcissist, though I wasn't sure. However, I still identify a lot with the description in that link in my first post.

    The thing is though, my "grandiose fantasies" are often of things that I would never be able to achieve. I'm able to recognize this though, and never think I'll actually be able to do it (a few years ago, this was not the case). Now I mainly just use the grandiose fantasies as a way to relieve stress, or even give me motivation for things I actually can do (for example, when I was younger, I used to say that I wanted to conquer the world - and actually had serious aspirations to do so eventually - but now I've decided to some day write a book series where the plot is world domination - as in, the heroes are the ones conquering the world; please note that I don't think world domination is a good thing anymore, just that it would make for an interesting book series).

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    The best writing I've read on this topic suggest that narcissists are highly deluded individuals with very, very poor self concepts, who deploy a phony larger than life and demanding self concept to cover, if any of their audience or others they are attached to get close to suspecting or knowing the truth and they feel they have a crisis occurs involving the reassertiong of the "uber self lie" and if the other tolerates and affirms it a kind of positive reassurance is provided that the lie is reality.

    Although its likely to be a problem later in life and correspond to terrible beginnings in life, basic anxiety/attachment trauma early in life and then repeated throughout life without intervention or any other reparative remedy.

    I think a far more cognent question to ask, one everyone could ask, is are you selfish? If you are is it in a really unhealthy as opposed to enlightened self interest way?
    All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.
    Chapter IV, p. 448. - Adam Smith, Book 3, The Wealth of Nations

    whether or not you credit psychoanalysis itself, the fact remains that we all must, to the greatest extent possible, understand one another's minds as our own; the very survival of humanity has always depended on it. - Open Culture

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