Actually, neither am I.
A few days ago I linked a HuffingtonPost article onto my Facebook page.
The article, Do Narcissists Know They Are Narcissists?, was a big hit as a status update.
Of course it was. First, we all know at least one narcissist, right?
I know I do. I love the ones who refer to themselves as 'empathetic' towards others. Grade school psych majors can tell you those two words can not go together. I remember saying that once. I was told I didn't know what I was talking about. Where is the 'that's so ironic' emoticon when you need it?
My favorite sentence from the article was:
Perhaps narcissists assume that others are just failing to realize how bitchin' they really are. They may think that people are just too dim to recognize their brilliance. Another possibility is that narcissists may think critics are just envious of them. Narcissists may take negative feedback and think to themselves, "Those haters are just jealous!"
Ha. Haha. Ha. See, I believe this sums up the whole study. Actually, it sums up all three studies. Prefection.
I had a long talk with "The Prince" last night and we went through the usual talking points of 'what's new, etc' and we started talking about narcissitic behavior.
He has a lot more patience for it than I do. I wish I could learn from him, but that would be a long learning process.
See, I don't find anything appealing abour the behavior. At all. I find it sad and annoying. I think a lot could be written about the stories "The Prince" and I could tell.
In fact, I have a friend, "The Writer" who wants to have dinner this weekend so we can talk about these books we all keep talking about writing.
My time on "The World's Largest Sex Site" should come in handy, right?
I mean, look at all of the stories I can now tell. No, no one will ever believe me. It is impossible for anyone to imagine some of the things adults do and say to each other all for the sake of being liked.
And yet, it is not only possible, but it is happening every day. And, for those of us who can read, it is also a wonderful study on human behavior.
Yeah, I may need to re-think my major. It isn't too late for med school is it?
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