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Arrogant, Toxic and Narcissistic People. Superiority and Inferiority complex. Narcissism.

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29 Lessons (2h 10m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. What is Narcissism?

    • 3. Why do People prefer Brand names?

    • 4. Different types of Narcissistic People

    • 5. Major Problems of Narcissists

    • 6. How does Narcissistic person Behave?

    • 7. Summary: So what is Narcissism?

    • 8. Character traits of Narcissistic people

    • 9. People with Exaggerated Feelings of Self Importance

    • 10. Immaturity and Entitlement

    • 11. People who humiliate and belittle others

    • 12. Boastfulness Vanity and Conceit

    • 13. People who feel entitled to special treatment

    • 14. People who are concerned about appearances

    • 15. Inferiority complex and Compensation

    • 16. Keeping up with the Joneses

    • 17. People who are Envious and Contemptuous

    • 18. Pretending to be someone you're not

    • 19. Are you a Winner or a Loser?

    • 20. Do you get easily bored and never finish anything?

    • 21. Narcissism in Old Age

    • 22. How do we become Narcissistic?

    • 23. Why do some people become Narcissists?

    • 24. Can Mean and Difficult People Change?

    • 25. How to Deal with Show Offs and Superior People?

    • 26. What to do if Someone degrades you and Puts you down?

    • 27. Why is empathy important?

    • 28. Beware of Narcissism

    • 29. Final Thoughts

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About This Class

21st century can be regarded as the age of narcissism and megalomania. Many people have a need for excessive attention and admiration nowadays. Vanity, high self-regard and self-centered behavior characterize the narcissistic culture. But narcissism isn't just about loving yourself too much. It's about ego-centrism, pomposity and grandiosity. Narcissism is related to  pretentious, insensitive and snobbish attitudes. Narcissistic people are known to be conceited and condescending.

In this course you will learn about high and low self-esteem, and how they are related to narcissism. The lectures are designed to help you understand and deal with narcissism through insight and information. The course will help you identify these characteristics in yourself and try to overcome narcissism in your own behavior. It will also give you strategies to build, fortify, and develop yourself so that you can better deal with people who demonstrate narcissistic traits.

This class is for those who are interested in understanding and solving their psychological problems. It can also be helpful for people who have difficulty with communication.

What you’ll learn from this course:

  1. What is narcissism?
  2. Who are narcissists?
  3. Why are some people arrogant?
  4. Where does arrogance and superiority come from?
  5. How do people become narcissistic?
  6. Hidden narcissists and their characteristics
  7. Symptoms of grandiose narcissism
  8. Narcissistic citizens and cultures
  9. Dealing with superior and arrogant people
  10. How to know if you are a narcissist?
  11. About self-important and obnoxious people
  12. Why do people behave arrogantly?
  13. People who like to display high social status
  14. People who feel envy and contempt
  15. A sense of entitlement about some people
  16. Do you believe that you are superior to others?
  17. People who are concerned about appearances
  18. People who humiliate and degrade others
  19. Anger, rage and maliciousness
  20. Why do some people have overly high self-esteem?
  21. Immature and entitled behavior
  22. Feelings of inferiority
  23. Exaggerated posture of importance
  24. Feelings of bitterness
  25. People who feel entitled to the things they want
  26. Vain, conceited and boastful people
  27. Disdainful and pretentious attitude
  28. Mean, destructive and vicious people
  29. Condescending and haughty behaviors
  30. Pretending to be someone you are not
  31. Our true self and false self
  32. Do you think you’re special and better than others?
  33. Those who showcase the image of successful person
  34. Inner life of a narcissist. What do they really feel?
  35. Compensating for feelings of inferiority
  36. Bragging and showing off
  37. The antidote to narcissism
  38. How to deal with the narcissist?
  39. People who have low self-esteem / low self-regard
  40. How to behave with a narcissist?
  41. Why do they need to denigrate other people?
  42. How to overcome narcissism in yourself
  43. How to deal with vanity?
  44. Why are we easily bored and never finish anything?
  45. Why are some people so toxic and mean?
  46. Emotionally immature people
  47. Materialistic individuals and their self-image
  48. How to respond to denigration from others?

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1. Introduction: Have you encountered anyone whose behavior or attitudes are similar to the following. Arrogant, haughty exaggerates accomplishments, makes obvious please, for attention and admiration is easily slighted. Tends to misinterpret innocent remarks as Pudong makes contemptuous comments about other people behind their backs, ridicules you and makes you feel bad about yourself. Initiates grant projects, but can't follow through. Dominates conversation, and frequently interrupts others. Beliefs is superior to you, gets bored easily. Narcissists are pompous, snobbish, and pretentious. They believe they are special and better than everyone else, that they deserve special treatment. If you are a waitress, they will make sure that you weighed only on them and ignore other customers. Narcissistic people feel entitled to have what they want when they wanted. Just because they wanted. Though, these people seem self-confident. Sometimes it was a saccharine wheat. They can so quickly pulled the rug out from under you, reducing your two shame to yours or boredom. Narcissist wants to be the prettiest, smartest, and most talented. She steps onto others to get ahead or to get her own needs met. Her arrogance and haughty behaviors are evident in how she interacts with others and forms her accomplishments. This course is designed to help you to deal with narcissist short insight and information. It will give you strategies to build 45 and to develop yourself and to better deal with people who demonstrate narcissistic traits will also help you identify these characteristics. Try to overcome narcissism in your own behavior. 2. What is Narcissism?: Calling someone a narcissist is a popular insulted today. Narcissist is experienced by others as obnoxious, grandiose, and selfish. He's immense arrogance is believed that you possesses great intelligence and celebrity. And his degradation of the mere mortals who inhabited planet. Kim. Insufferable. Narcissists often make a good first impression, but some others regard them as arrogant and snobbish. Because of their seeming calm and confident nature. They have a care for a mood and a positive outlook. Enjoying an unusually relaxed appearance. They also emotionally warm, caring, and loving relationships with other people. This is a main difference between a narcissist and someone really high in self-esteem. The high self-esteem person, not narcissistic, values, relationships. But the narcissist, It does not. There are two main types of narcissists, the grandiose exhibitionist and vulnerable, sensitive. The grandiose is sociable, self-centered, exploitive, assertive, arrogant, and attention seeking. The Honorable is worrisome, emotional, introverted, defensive, and tense. Person was a grandiose sense of self, believes herself to be unique and destined for greatness. She would feel entitled to special treatment, coming across as arrogant, haughty, and expect others to admire her. She enemies people for the simple reason that they possess what she wants. Vulnerable narcissists tend to see others as more attractive, more capable, more everything than they are. They are certain that they are especially uniquely defective. That while other people may occasionally make mistakes, it is only the mistakes are unforgivable. When she has difficulty coping. Vulnerable narcissists is usually certain that anyone else in a similar situation would have done it much better. Narcissists have a sense of dissatisfaction was themselves and a day or relationships. They have fragile self-esteem that would experience great injury if they sense a hint of the region or disapproval from people. Classical narcissist is the type of person who believes wholeheartedly in his own superiority, disdain, and boredom with others. They interests, or the world at large. It's easier to write off a difficult person as bad or evil. But doing so just doesn't get anyone very far. Instead, it's necessary to put yourself in that person's shoes and try to understand what lies behind his behavior. 3. Why do People prefer Brand names?: Narcissism is related with materialism, was desire for material possessions, wealth, or fame. Materialistic individuals are particularly likely to purchase high prestige products for appearance and status concerns. Many individuals who buy fast, expensive cars, for example, partly by into an image. They buy a car to improve their self-image. Narcissistic people have preferences for brand needs. Symbolic products are flashy and expensive. Designer clothes, expensive jewelry, top range cars, rare antiques. Whereas utilitarian products are common, practical, and affordable. Narcissists opt for symbolic products as a way of proving that they are up to date on the wall and know what's in. They wanted to show that they are fashionistas, always aware of the latest label. Yet they are relatively unhappy. Notices strive to boost their self regard by giving off impressions of themselves as successful, special and superior. Brand names provided the platform. So which narcissist shine? Announcing their uniqueness, hotness, and dominance to the world. Materialism helps restore in these individuals a sense of self-worth. Appearances disguise a reality. Narcissists have an inner cheek itself, which they mosque with puffed up persona. Narcissism causes increase in plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures. People spending more than they earn and racking up huge amounts of debt. The growing size of houses, the increasing popularity of giving children unique names, the importance of being rich and famous, and the growing number of people who cheat. Narcissists, brag about their achievements, value material goods that display status. Constantly, turn the conversation back to themselves. Surround themselves with people who look up to them, seek out trophy partners who make them look good. Many of us believe that appearance is important and often go to great length to present a favorable appearance. We want to look younger, more beautiful, more stylish. This preoccupation was appearance is so much a part of our way of living that for me, regard a person who neglects her appearance as being emotionally disturbed. But there is a distinction between a healthy concern for your appearance and concern for your image, which is characteristic of narcissism. Nurses need to feel that they are wealthier, more popular, better looking, or more admired than other people. For narcissists, there are only two classes of people. Those who are on top and those who are below. They typically divided into female, reach and great people on the one hand, and the despicable, worthless mediocrity on the other. They are afraid of not belonging to the first group and belonging instead to the mediocre. For me to do. 4. Different types of Narcissistic People: There are two main types of narcissists. Thick skin and thin skinned, grandiose and vulnerable. Grandiose narcissism is associated with exhibition and aggression. Wilder converge narcissism is related to anxiety and introversion. The classical narcissist is an arrogant and demanding individual with the need for being the center of attention. He acts with no concern for how his actions are affecting others, is dialogues tends to be thoroughly self promoting. He's often boasting about his accomplishments and attributes. The vulnerable or hyper-vigilant individual is thin skinned in that she is always preceding slides in the comments of others. This subtype of narcissists may explode in emotional outbursts when feeling wounded. By contrast, the grandiose type is more oblivious to what is going on with others. And seize those around him as potential audience members who may give him the admiration he needs. Fragile or vulnerable subtype is shy, sensitive, and a desperate to avoid being the center of attention. She is hypersensitive to the reactions of others. And it has a tendency to interpret criticism in every gesture. She's suffering from feelings of unhappiness and inferiority. Classical narcissist successfully ignores the criticism. The covert narcissist, however, maintains her self-esteem by avoiding situations in which she would be under the scrutiny of others. When in the presence of others. The vulnerable narcissists, K for the considers how she should behave in order to avoid being embarrassed. Two types of narcissists represent two sides of the same coin. Can it be helpful to think about grandiose and vulnerable narcissism as gradation. Grandiose narcissism is at one end of scale and vulnerable is at the other. A person can be anywhere along the line in-between. They can even move back and forth. Vulnerable narcissism is associated with negative emotions. Anxiety, low self-esteem. Vulnerable narcissists is introverted and emotionally unstable. She feels that she's undeserving and inferior to others. Unworthy, unlikable, someone to scorn and dismiss. She displays extreme shyness, is publicly modest, is internally highly moralistic and critical of others. She's a perfectionist when she feels she believes that she is useless and worthless. Good for nothing, half-baked creature. Narcissists are either intellectual or physical. The intellectual narcissist is likely to empathize her skills, talents, and accomplishments, intelligence or academic achievements to get attention and admiration. Physical narcissist derives his sense of self-worth from bodybuilding, athletic achievements, physical exercise, physical or sexual prowess, or romantic conquest. There are other subtypes of narcissism. These are normally tolls. Perfectionists, snaps, elitist, celebrity narcissist, Boole's, seducers and Heartbreakers, prince charming and Ice Queens. These types of people might be named droppers. Peppering, conversation was references to popular or influential people you don't personally know. She might make casual mention of the exotic places jazz visited where you have never been mentioned parties share tended to which you obviously were not invited. She might talk about her visit to the latest trend restaurant or club, insisting that you go there on her recommendation. She often comes across as snob. She always tries to raise herself above others to prove that her exclusive familiarity with people, places, or trends mix so superior to her audience. When people try so hard to demonstrate their superiority, they usually feel quite differently about themselves on another level. And wanted to keep that feeling hidden. The person pretends to be more than he truly is. The know-it-all often struggle with unconscious sense of defect, inferiority, or shame. If you ever get to know them well. You often find looking insecurities and self-doubt. Though he may come across as snobby, condescending or contemptuous. He fears exposure as a fraud. He appears to believe that he knows it all, but he fears that he actually knows nothing of real worth. 5. Major Problems of Narcissists: Nurses often appear to have high self-esteem. They may sometimes appear indifferent to the opinions of other people, but in fact, they always care deeply about how they are seen. They can't tolerate even the smallest criticism. And me launch an aggressive attack against the person who criticizes them. Nurses think they are better than others in social status. Good looks, intelligence and creativity. In reality, notices are just like everyone else, yet they see themselves as fundamentally superior. They are special, entitled, and unique. To the narcissist is uniqueness is bestowed upon him, not by virtue of achievements, but merely because he exists. Narcissist me, appear arrogant, haughty, as if to say, no shame here. He tries hard to come across as a winner and prove that somebody else, quite possibly you is the Shane reading loser. Instead of acknowledging the unconscious shame he feels, as well as innovate for other successful people. He perceives himself that it is actually those others who feel the envy. On the surface, narcissists appear to have high self-esteem, but they never achieve real goals, aims, and ambitions. They care more about being admired and loved. Narcissists are the children of parents who demanded perfection. They persecute themselves for even the slightest deviations from perfection. To be a narcissist is to be convinced of agreed, inevitable personal destiny. The narcissist is obsessed with fantasies of ideal, everlasting, all conquering love or passion. She is preoccupied with the authoring or painting or the greatest work of art. The founding of a new school of thought, the attainment of fabulous wealth, and so on. In a vast set realistic goals himself, he has fantasies of uniqueness, record breaking, or breathtaking achievements. He talks of finding a perfect job, giving a perfect performance, or finding a perfect meet the tree to tree. 6. How does Narcissistic person Behave?: Narcissist consistently hides his insecurities so that no one can hurt, humiliate or use him. His inability to love human beings transforms him into a recluse. It protects his independence. It can't be needy. Too much into personal involvement would mean dependence. And independence is a weakness. Nurse assist with us, prefers to remain above the need for relationship. His mission is one of sovereign self-reliance. I will need no one. And you owe me, do mantras of the narcissist. It is possible that the narcissistic parent may have been overly involved in making the child's life as pain-free as possible. Instead of teaching and encouraging the child to develop age appropriate skills for managing tasks and social interactions. His parents may have done everything for him. As a result, he was robbed of a sense of personal competence and learned instead that he was dependent and helpless. He may have grown up feeling entitled to have others take care of everything. So you wouldn't have to face dealing who is castration or the potential humiliation of making a bad decision. Narcissist me, take advantage of other people's kindness and generosity by freeloading. They often feel that don't need to obey the same rules as others. Some people habitually drive over the speed limit because they feel they are better drivers and everyone else. Others may do so because they prioritize their urgency over other people's safety. It's not that narcissists make conscious choices to show others under the bus. Simply, the need to win outweighs all other considerations. They cheat in games, go for the jugular in relationship arguments by saying or doing things that human, cruel, aloofness, the disdain, the constricted sense of humor. 10k to narcissist a social misfit. People heal you at ease in the presence of a narcissist for no apparent reason. No matter how charming, intelligent, easygoing do narcissists, she feels to receive the sympathy of others. Everyone exhibits narcissism from time to time. Nobody is perfect. Occasionally, all people are prideful, envious, and sometimes lack empathy. When you think about narcissism, it's helpful to think about a continuum of traits, such as said a moment ago. Such as an on, off switch. Problems arise when a person is too high on narcissism scale. 7. Summary: So what is Narcissism?: Contrary to popular belief, narcissists do not love themselves or anyone else. In Greek myth, arrogance nurses was tricked by spirit into falling in love with his own reflection. He never realized it was in love with that reflection. Not only your person. He died attempting to obtain confection. Narcissus, though physically beautiful and desired by many, remains a look. He's loved and admired, but he does not love or admire neurotoxin. He was not in love with himself, but it was his image. Narcissism is a form of image law or ego. Love it, true narcissist doesn't really love herself. Rather, she suffers from a lack of an authentic self. She believes she must be beautiful, smart, talented, and admired. Narcissists are often high-achieving individuals. They have a constant need to prove themselves to gain love and to compensate for the lack of fit in their childhood. As children, the hetero present an image of perfection, moody, and success. As a result, they wear the mask of a false self. Afraid others will perceive their feelings of inferiority and defectiveness. Nurse assist replace an unacceptable self, is an acceptable facade. The image becomes all important. The person know admires the image, the projects, and like Narcissus, falls in love with it. This love is not self-love was the facade. The person has rejected his true self, is real, authentic self is unacceptable to him. Narcissistic and not accept his true personality. You often suffers from inner emptiness. A deep sense of frustration and unfulfilled want. Many narcissists are quite successful in their work. But there is a split between the way they perform in the role and what goes on inside. The basic disturbance in narcissists is the denial or feeling. They minimize their feelings. Aiming to be cool. There is no pill to make narcissism go away. And it tends to grow worse with age. It is not even particularly treatable. Because to benefit from psychotherapy, to narcissist first has to accept that there's something defective about her. And that is precisely what she can not do. Narcissism isn't about loving yourself too much. It's about not having much of an authentic self to love. Narcissus is a lot was his reflection. He, who loves only impressions, is incapable of loving people. Myself included. The narcissist is preoccupied with projecting a lovable image. Selfishness, arrogance, entitlement, act as armor, protecting the vulnerable and fragile narcissists. By learning to see this, we can learn how to deal with that. 8. Character traits of Narcissistic people: The narcissist tends to be more concerned with how she appears, then what she feels. She experiences life as empty and meaningless, lacks empathy, the ability to put himself in other people's shoes. He does not recognize boundaries, personal or illegal. The narcissist is dead serious about himself. He may possess a subtle sense of humor, me squeezing and cynical, but he's not self-deprecating. He cannot tolerate even a hint of criticism and disagreement. Some narcissists have the delusion that they are being mocked or disgust when they are not present. The narcissist makes connections with other people who only one purpose to get the attention and admiration. It can be anything from praise or complement to emotional reaction to her behavior. She needs attention because she suffers from perpetual modem, emotional shallowness, and the inability to authentically connect to others. Narcissist actually longs for a deeper connection, taken not comprehend or accept this need. For him. The idea of an emotionally intimate connection is weak and pathetic. So he can only seek your attention through charming yet unnerving behaviors. The narcissistic person expects special attention from almost everyone or acts as though the rules don't apply to him. She interrupts others when they are speaking. Assuming that perverts are much greater importance. She often feel that people are trying to hurt, humiliate, or take advantage of her. Another indicator of a narcissistic personality is a needed to convince was himself and others of his perfection or general knuckle weakness. They need to be praised and acknowledged before they are given even the smallest piece of constructive criticism. Non narcissistic people wish to connect to others on a deep emotional level. Narcissists fear and are disgusted by intimacy, because intimacy would expose their true self rather than the false self. The project. Three. 9. People with Exaggerated Feelings of Self Importance: A grandiose sense of self-importance shows itself in talking down to people, bragging or trying to one-up other people's experiences and accomplishments. Grandiosity is a shield that protects us from deep feelings of insecurity, inadequacy, and shame. Like dropping sand bags on the side of a hot air balloon. Nurses elevate their own egos by offloading day insecurities onto those around them. The narcissist source into the sky, while others are left holding the deadweight. You feel bad so that the narcissist can feel good. Vulnerable narcissists, instead of filling that they are better than everyone else, feel that they should be better than everyone else. Vulnerable narcissists are notorious perfectionist, which is merely a disguised form of personal exceptionalism. The belief that one is capable of perfection is actually grandiose. Grandiose narcissists are grandiose because they secretly feel inadequate. Vulnerable narcissists feel inadequate because they are secretly grandiose. In an effort to not feel his awkwardness in a social setting, narcissist will complain or being bored, or launch into one of his bragging monologues or some piece of esoteric wisdom. Eventually, you will appear not only awkward, much rude, and obnoxious as well. These people don't take other people's comfort into account in conversation. They may not ask how others are doing or expressed curiosity about what is happening in other people's lives. They express their opinions in a way that is more about the display then the message. Narcissists often has unreasonably high standards. When people feel to meet those standards, grandiose narcissist may become critical. Even abusive. Vulnerable narcissists, on the other hand, often have unreasonably high standards for themselves. They may consider themselves capable of greatness, fame, or fortune. And me feel depressed and ashamed for not living up to their own high standards. It's hard to admit being wrong. Nobody likes to accept defeat. It can be embarrassing and uncomfortable. Nevertheless, most people know that they can't always be right. Then deals. Narcissists cannot bear feelings of shame and humiliation. So they convince themselves that they are always right. Even when the errors are pointed out to them. They may engage in complicated rationalizations to avoid admitting they were wrong. When you try to change someone's negative behavior by cheating them negatively, you only escalate an already bad situation. Notice this often feels that she has done nothing wrong in the first place. Your negative reaction actually reinforces the narcissist idea of being a victim. And it will likely result in narcissistic rage or dismissive behavior. Instead of fueling the negative situation, it is more helpful to diffuse or de-escalate the situation using your knowledge of narcissism. Underneath his grandiosity, narcissist feels insecure. You must constantly mentioned his past successes because he's secretly insecure about not being good enough to kill himself, to see the effects of his behavior on others. 10. Immaturity and Entitlement: Around the age of one or two, children experience a natural sense of grandiosity that is essential part of their development. This is a transitional phase. So they integrate their feelings of self-importance and invincibility was an awareness or they are real place in life. That includes a respect for others. In some cases, however, the bubble of specialness is never popped. In others. The rupture is too harsh or sudden. For example, when a parent, the child excessively, whether overwhelmed with shame or artificially protected from it. Children whose fantasies are not gradually transformed into a more balanced view of themselves in relation to others. Never get over the belief that they are the center of the universe. Such children may become self-absorbed entitlement, monsters. They are socially inept and incapable of the small sacrifices that allow for reciprocity in personal relationships. The undeflected child turns into an arrogant adult, will expect others to admire her. Narcissistic entitlement has nothing to do with genuine self-esteem, which comes from real accomplishment. And being true to your own ideals. People who feel entitled to respect without giving it in return, or expected rewards without effort or alive, free of discomfort. Our for fitting any power, what they might have to shape their own destiny. They assume an essentially passive role and count on outside forces to make them happy. When they expect doesn't happen. They feel helpless. By claiming entitlement. They demand to live in the fantasy world or the one-year-old child. No wonder they are enraged. Entitlement means feeling that you have arrived to something regardless or whether or not you have earned it. People can feel entitled to money, time, attention, special treatment to a pay raise or a price discount. Entitled person takes up too much of your time, puts his feet on your coffee table or his back down on the empty seat next to him. During rush hour on the subway. Relationships with narcissists destroy trust in people. You learn not to trust anyone after being mistreated by someone so charming and likable. You also lose trust in yourself if you couldn't see this coming. What does that tell you about your judgment? Relationships was narcissists are remembered and ruminated about for a long time. People ponder what went wrong. They ruminate about the warning signs they should have seen. And they waste a lot of time trying to figure out what the narcissist into a narcissist. People who have developed healthy ways of getting their needs met, tend to ask for things directly. They are able to endure disappointment and frustration was great and maturity. In contrast, people with personality issues tend to ask for things in indirect or ambiguous ways. They may lash out if their needs aren't met, causing others to feel pressured into doing what they want. Narcissist is someone who has not yet fully developed emotionally or morally, regardless of age. She doesn't assess her personal strengths accurately. Instead, she has an exaggerated posture of importance, unrelated to any real accomplishments. She cannot recognize the separate existence or feelings of other people. She may be intimidating, mesmerizing, even larger than life. But beneath the warmest or the charm is an emotional cripple with the moral development of a toddler. 11. People who humiliate and belittle others: Narcissists seem to be resentful of the accomplishments and success of others. And thick to disparage it in some way. They often make statements that indirectly suggests that the other person achieved success because of something other than merit, such as family or other connections. Even when they appear to be giving praise, is accompanied by some disparaging piece. Most people take disappointment in stride. We don't have to take it personally when things don't work out the way we had hoped. Even if you are envious of someone, you most likely don't feel bitter toward that person. Because you recognize that the world won't simply hand you everything you want. Narcissists feel entitled to the things they weren't, leaving them bitter towards others when things don't work out. For example, narcissists me feel entitled to popularity and therefore despise others who are well-liked. Behind it, a narcissist, arrogance is a fragile in total balloon of self-esteem. Self-esteem is never satisfied with being good. If she is not better than, than she is worthless. Value is always relative, never absolute. From their point of view. If someone else's stock goes up, there's automatically goes down. If they are feeling deflated, they can reinfect themselves by diminishing, debasing or degrading someone else. Every narcissist has this deep fear of humiliation because his grandiose image covers an underlying sense of inadequacy. Narcissists attempts to offload their own negative feelings onto others. Although the temptation is to throw those negative feelings back at the narcissist. Doing so only increases anger and aggression. Instead of going to war with the narcissist attacks, acknowledge and accept your own vulnerabilities. Understanding what triggers shame or humiliation. And you will allow you to remain centered in response to a narcissistic devaluation. Good, day to day. 12. Boastfulness Vanity and Conceit: Picture a child who grew up in a home where he was routinely criticized and devalued, where he was made to feel unworthy of love and attention. And we ultimately developed feelings of defectiveness. Her parents didn't show much affection, understanding, or protection. She felt controlled and manipulated by parents who expected her to take care of their self-esteem by adhering to their standards for performance and surrendering her own childhood needs. She grew up with an undercurrent, are homeless with a well entrenched feeling that she was unlovable and fought. A child, sought to escape the pain of his environment by donning protective masks. The perfectionist, the avenging bulli, and the competitive show off. To the narcissist. Freedom, wealth, social status, family, vacation are all means to an end, which is attention. Being famous is second best to being famous and more preferable to being ignored. The only way to punish a narcissist still withhold narcissistic supply from him, which is attention and admiration. And to prevent him from becoming a notorious celebrity. Narcissist firmly believes that is acts will have agreed influence not only on his company, but on his country or even on mankind. He believed that it will always get away with it. He is convinced that his future contribution to others is company, is country. Humanity should be free of the routine things, daily chores, boring jobs, recurrent tasks, laws, and regulations. She describes herself as intelligent or reach, or modest, or creative, but always excessively and extraordinarily. So. The National Biography sounds unusual, rich and complex. Her achievements are incompatible with her age and education. In order to preserve appearances, support details of how false self and receive admiration. For narcissists. Competition is a way to reaffirm superiority. Some narcissists compete only when they anticipate a favorable outcome. Ashamed by defeat, they tend to choose areas in which they can shine without much risk or effort. 13. People who feel entitled to special treatment: Many people today are simply not concerned with others needs. Or worse, think that others needs are just not as important as their own needs. This state of mind is called entitlement. The pervasive belief that you deserve special treatment, success, and more material things. The basic principle of reciprocity is that if someone does something for me, I need to do something for them in return. For example, if you receive a Christmas card from someone, you feel compelled to send them a card as well. If you fail to do this, you feel guilty. Let's say a friend helps you when your computer goes down. According to the rules of exchange, you over the next month, you help her to move some furniture into her house. So both of you helped the other at minimal cost. It wasn't hard for your friend to fix your computer and it wasn't hard for you to move the couch. But both of you gained a great deal. These informal exchange happen all the time in society and play a huge role in meeting the world work. The key is that people reciprocated help at some point. Let's say someone asks for a fever and you comply due next week. However, you ask the person for a little favor in return, and he flat out refuses, you get a little miffed. And the next time he asks for a fever, you decline. You are now the little less helpful in general and less inclined to trust other people. Again, this is a major problem was entitlement entitled people don't see reciprocity as a two-way street. The result is that the whole concept of reciprocity gets diminished and life gets a little harder and more isolated for everyone. Reciprocity is the glue that binds a society together and entitlement, the salts, that goal. When you feel entitled to special treatment, someone else invariably gets the shaft. You live in a fantasy in which the world polls you more than you contribute. You can feel entitled to a flat screen TV without earning the money to pay for it. You can park into a handicap space because you are in a rush. You can graduate from college and expect to get a fulfilling job with a six-figure salary right away. Bmi, just a little bit more accommodating, can lead to much less conflict in relationships. That's the problem was entitlement. You are special. So how they are anyone not show you respect? You suppose is nasty comments or behaviors are seen as fundamental challenge to your specialness in life. And thus, you can't just let them slide. The result is increasing relationship conflict. Entitled people don't see the world through another person's eyes and find it difficult to empathize. Another misfortunes. They feel it is their right to take more stuff from the world, whether it's fish or fuel. If more people heal this way, the resources will run out, leaving nothing for future generations. Entitlement destroys reciprocity. One of the best ways to overcome entitlement is to be grateful for what you already have. Great fun. People are more emotionally supportive to others. Gratitude is the opposite of entitlement. You think about what you're looking at a half instead of what you deserve to have. But don't. We're going to do. 14. People who are concerned about appearances: Many grandiose narcissists maintain a beautiful facade. While they may have sculpted bodies, precisely combed hair, or perfect teeth, their outer beauty is not supported by an inner sense of well-being. For grandiose narcissists, vanity is a way to protect themselves against being overwhelmed by unconscious distress. Some narcissists as emptiness. They can't control these inner feelings of emptiness and distress. So they tried to compensate. So perfection, they create ideal self. The perfect vision of themselves. Vulnerable nurses, instead of admiring themselves in the mirror, are more likely to focus on imperfections. Like dumbest, they feel that they are fools, make them unwanted by society. Grandiose narcissists, on the other hand, tend to use vanity in a more boastful and self-assured manner. Vulnerable narcissists are more in touch with the shame and anger we've inside them. But still they can't deal with these feelings. Instead, they tend to feel powerless and overcome by their feelings. They turn to others for reassurance that they aren't as flawed and worthless as they feel. Neither grandiose nor vulnerable narcissists are able to feel that they have worth outside or what they can do. For narcissist, every aspect of life is measured on a scale between worthlessness and perfection. It's common for them to become dissatisfied with relationships because they don't live up to the image of the perfect union. They have imagined. This division between worthlessness and perfection is sometimes called splitting. Splitting happens when a person psychologically separate parts of himself or parts of the world in general, into all good and all bad categories. People may rely on this way of thinking because they have difficulty integrating good and bad categories to gain the whole picture of themselves and the world. This inability to hold the goods and batched together at the same time results in swings between highs and lows. When everything seems perfect and everything seems terrible. National fantasize about perfection. Because being perfect means that you never have to worry about needing anything from anyone ever again to a narcissist. Being perfect means being self-sufficient and therefore safe from shame, anxiety, or fear. Most people are concerned with getting a little bit of attention here and there throughout their lives. They don't need to be on the cover of newspapers and magazines to feel that they are worth something. In contrast, when a narcissist harbor fantasies that they only need to be discovered to enjoy worldwide fame. The fantasy of being eminently visible to everyone is actually a way of compensating or feeling invisible. They believe that the only things that matter in life are looking great, excelling in performance and achievement, winning the attention of important people and positioning themselves well. And that if they do these things, The world will come right to their door. 15. Inferiority complex and Compensation: Some people compensate for past hurts or childhood emotional wounds by creating an illusion of superiority. Compensatory people are highly sensitive to how others react to or perceive them. Name dropping is the practice of casually inserting information into a conversation with the intention of impressing others. Name dropping can include important people that you know or clean to know. Exotic destinations to which you have traveled, expensive brands or labels that you own. This information is meant to convey elevated status. Nurses often name drop at parties or other social gatherings or social media to make themselves appear important and special. By doing these things, they seek to compare themselves favourably to others. This sense of being better off is used to get admiration For, have all seen people who overcompensate by purchasing the fancy cars. The largest and fastest bolts, or the most luxurious house. It is as if they were saying, look at me, see how successful I am. The old joke. The bigger the car, the smaller the penis may not be that far from the truth. It may indeed be a feeling of smallness or inferiority that causes some narcissists to behave the way they do. Overcompensation is also played out in financial success or having the most attractive meat. The grandiose self-image of the narcissist is an effort to be different, better. But this image fields to change the basic personality. We cannot consciously control our real true self. All we can do is to alter our appearance, change our image. And this has only a superficial effect on our personality. Changing your clothes does not change your body underneath. The image itself is a denial of our feelings. Narcissism grows out of the denial or feeling. The loss of real self and the projection of an image. To compensate for that loss. By adopting a grandiose image, we can ignore the painfulness of our inner reality. 16. Keeping up with the Joneses: For narcissists, material goods such as a Rolex watch, a luxury car, and a huge kitchen was granite countertops are signals of status. Just like super white teeth. Granite countertops are now necessary to show that you are not poor. Unfortunately, people who value being wealthy as an end in itself, rather than as an outcome on achieving other life goals, are less happy and more prone to depression. Visible goods like houses, jewelry, clothes. All status symbols are designed to make the Nazis luke well-off. Even if he isn't. The post sexy or photos of themselves on social networks. We are expensive attention getting clothing. Narcissistic women wear more makeup and show more cleavage. They are more likely to present a put together look that requires a lot of preparation and time. Narcissists envy, not just because someone has a nice car or a full head of hair, but also because others get to be real people. While the narcissist feels like a fraud, she feels completely alone. She yearns for acceptance. Being reached is a narcissist is paradise. You can afford the best of everything. After all, you deserve it. And everyone is nice to you because you are footing the bill. And money brings good service. Maybe you will even leave a big tip or a nice inheritance for the people who kiss up to you, the best. Money helps you feel important and better than other people. People who simply aspire to have more money suffer from poor mental health. Striving for financial success apparently makes people miserable. Fashion and style change so rapidly that only the very wealthy can keep up. Beyond the brief feeling of excitement you get when buying a hot new product or showing it to your friends. The pleasures of materialism are fleeting. Lots of things are fun to buy, but not so many. Fun to own. The boost to narcissism that you get from beating the Joneses lasts only until they get a new car or house. In narcissistic culture, people use credit to make themselves appear better off than they actually are. They want to look high status now and pay later, proving their status through consumption. The most successful people substitute the immediate desire to look wealthy with the long-term goal to actually accumulate wealth, they choose to follow the reality principle. Instead of the pleasure principle. Many drive used cars spend too little and save a large sums of money. They believe that financial independence is more important than displaying high social status. They are not running of the status, but instead wants to achieve actual wealth and independence. Having wealth give them a sense of freedom. If you link that outweighs the fleeting pleasures of looking. 17. People who are Envious and Contemptuous: Envy is a common human weakness. It is one of the reasons why we're fascinated when they reach the female. And the beautiful come to an untimely or disgraceful and there is something dark within us that growth. When the grand and glorious autopod from their pedestals. We loved their false and misfortunes because it means that there is not so much distance between us. People are envious of the Prodigy. The genius serves as a constant reminder to others of mediocrity, lack of creativity, mundane existence. They tried to bring him down to their level, cut him down to size. The narcissist is constant. We're envious of other people, their successes, their property, their character, their education, their children, the fact that they can feel they are good moods. Their past, their present day spouses, their mistresses, damn occasion. Almost anything can be the trigger of fierce enemy. Narcissists lash out at happy people out of their own nagging sense of deprivation. Envy is triggered whenever someone else appears to have something that the narcissists lack. Deep within the unconscious. She registers that the other person is a threat to her superiority. The internal balloon pops and the alarm goes in her head screaming for the neutralizer. This neutralizer is contempt. By showing contempt, the NBS person D means that, which makes her feel diminished. The other person needed utterly humble and completely unaware of having given offense. But the narcissist is in her own reality, we actually feel shame. Then comes the list of the other person's fault, and it can get pretty dirty. The narcissists unconscious intent is to soil the other person so that she, by comparison, is restored to the superior position. The narcissists inner defender says, there is nothing wrong with me. I am just doing what any red-blooded 24-year-old is supposed to do. It's that married guy with weird, Imagine that married at 24. The narcissist certainly didn't envy the guy for being married. But he did covered his colleagues appearance of maturity, which made his own weekend rivalries seem adolescent. By comparison, the best defense is a good offense. So he began to look down on his colleague. Sometimes envy is disguised beneath a Mosque of excessive praise or admiration, often followed by a self disparaging remark. For example, the narcissist, me, say, this is the best cheesecake I have ever eaten. I so admire people who can make, you know, I won't sounds in the kitchen. How do you do it and still run your own business? You are just so talented. Your talent has exposed narcissists commonly in adequacy for which there is no ready defense. So in a grand gesture, she cedes the kitchen to you and relocate. Superiority. In the moral realm. I may not be able to beak, but no one could be more appreciative or generous. Deny nice little cheesecake. But I'm still better than you. While narcissists, envy may appear to be about money, books, charm, or popularity. On the surface. On deeper level, they are envious because other people don't have to wear a mask. Narcissist wants to know what it is like to have a real self. He envies those who can find acceptance for who they really are. Unfortunately, most narcissists have been wearing masks for so long that the real face underneath is undefined. They have a sense that taking off the mask would represent an enormous loss of identity. They feel it would cause a breakdown, that they couldn't survive. Treating narcissism is all about finding the true self and encouraging it to grow. Good. 18. Pretending to be someone you're not: As a child, narcissist has her own unique personality. Field, was her own feelings, needs, and perceptions. This is what some psychologists call the real self or true self. It is the child's true identity. Problems arise when a parent does not have a date or approval of part of the child's personality. The parent is rejecting, disapproval and rejection may take the form of criticism. Withdrawals of love, or shaming. The child's real cells then becomes her despised self. And you simply heats herself for being a failure in her parents eyes. And then later in her own eyes, she now devalues and hates anything real or genuine within herself. She thinks of herself as weak, stupid, lacking in Thailand. And in general, disgraceful. Narcissist tries to shoot this despised self at all costs. To have it exposed, pseudo revealing, or her shortcomings would be a devastating humiliation. This wound is exceedingly deep and it's never ending. Defense is the very thing that drives due north. The narcissist solution to this pin is to create another identity. It is called the idealized self or false self. It is an attempt to mosque and compensate for the despised cells where he was once a week. It becomes a superhero, undefeatable in all that he does. When she was once an attractive. She is now charming, seductive, and irresistible. Deep down, narcissists are aware that the idealized self is a big lie. They find out that your waitress, that David trying to impress my living, large tubes was really giggling at their bloated on behind their backs. The novel they believed to be the next best seller is still not finished. They go down or the second time or a promotion. They lost friend on earth once return their calls. And they still can't seem to lose that excess sweaty palms. Each one of these humiliations is like a jolting punch of reality. More salt poured into the existing rooms of childhood. They have been exposed. Now. They hated themselves even more. But rather than acknowledge their shortcomings as just being human form, narcissists will compensate with an even grander and more superior version of themselves. The process repeats itself over and over, trying to be a Superman, only to feel and suffer humiliation, then hating themselves and compensating again by creating an even greater Superman. They don't accept their true self. They don't even know who they really are. Narcissist me look fine on the surface, but underneath, she still feels defective and unload. If you don't want to love yourself, you cannot love others. Love may be viewed as you sharing yourself with another person. Intimacy is the sharing of the cells, but you need to have a sense of self. In order to share it. You can lose a sense of self. If you invest your energy in your image. People engage in many activities designed to enhance their image. Gaining power and making money, for instance, provide the ego satisfaction because they support our image. Having a book published can do great things for your ego. You can base your identity on being an author, but the admiration you receive only inflates your ego. It does nothing for your true self. Your ego becomes inflated by success or achievement and you lose the sense of reality. So you avoid confusion by denying your feelings. People may have a public image based on their social position and power. But this does not make them narcissists. They do become narcissistic. However, if they base their personal identity on this public image rather than on the body. Feelings. Narcissism occurs when our self-image and real self don't match. Narcissist is more concerned with how he appears than what he feels. To be in touch with yourself, means to sense and be in touch with your feelings. To know your feelings. You have to experience them in their full intensity. And that can only be done by expressing them. It is one thing to talk about fear, another to feel the fright and screen. To truly heal your sadness. You have to cry. 19. Are you a Winner or a Loser?: Some people tend to practice screening. Seeing others as good or bad with no in-between. Splitting is the process of seeing the world in black and white terms with no gradations of gray. It is a tendency to overvalue people, ideas, activities, only to quickly devalue these things after finding any type of four in them. For example, things are either always or never. People can either be even and crooked or angels and perfect. Science, history or news is either a complete fact or a complete why. People who do this see others as either a wonderful, awful, sexy, or repulsive winners or losers. There is no middle ground for them. Imagine you are sorting clothing into boxes. You have a huge pile of clothes, genes, sweaters, dresses, socks, underwear, belts, and only two boxes. How would you decide what goes into each box? If you had more boxes, then you could sort based on criteria like color, style and function. Only having toolboxes pushes you to see things in a polarized way. Either things go into box or into box B. There is no in-between. Now, imagine that box a is good and box B is bad. Every experience, every thought, feeling, and perception must go into the good walks or the bat box. Narcissist, fluctuate between feeling perfect and feeling worthless. The idealized and devalue others. When a narcissist idealized as you, it's as if you have been placed in the good walks. Therefore, everything about you is good. You can do no wrong. It feels amazing to be idealized in this way. Unfortunately, idealizations never lost. They turn into devaluation. The narcissist will eventually see you are in real person with morning breath, occasional bad hair days, and a few extra pounds here and there. These foods will eventually forced the narcissist to take you out of the good box and put you in the bed box. It is important to recognize that all of us have tendencies to split under certain conditions. For example, which end to highly overvalue food. 11 hungry when you are in a rush to get to our jobs. And the highways are bumper to bumper. Everybody looks like an idiot. And it's really hard to find any use for other people whatsoever. Splitting is a psychological defense mechanism people use when they feel threatened in some way. But narcissistic people seem to be somewhat stuck in this mode. Sometimes they see themselves as worthy and omnipotent. At other times, however, reality breaks through and they see themselves as voiceless and powerless. After the narcissist adores you, He hates you. You will flutter the heck out of you in the beginning, seeing you as perfect. If you have something that is valuable to him, it will think that you are wonderful. When the narcissist inevitably finds out that you are only human, it will become disappointed. And then we'll totally devalued. This is very much like the primitive way in which young children are unable to see others as complex entities with both good and bad qualities. At any given moment, someone is either all good or bad. The narcissist is unable to hold an image of the other person as both good and bad. He expects you to live up to idealize expectations, particularly in public. And regardless of how much humiliation she has inflicted. If the narcissist can't mobilize enough fantasy to sustain the necessary idealization. Or you become too much of a doormat, you may be discarded in favor of someone who is less tarnished. It is hard to continue to hold in high regard someone who has been made a slave, even if you are the narcissists own slave. Good. 20. Do you get easily bored and never finish anything?: Professional endeavors often report feeling bored and dissatisfied because she's driven by an unconscious desire to obtain external affirmation and meet unreasonable standards. Her work next, passion, interest, or intrinsic motivation. Vulnerable narcissists or from our quitters, procrastinators, or lazy. They're already low. Self-esteem is fuzzy, lowered because they seemingly cannot carry out a project to completion. Narcissist heats routine. When he finds himself doing the same things over and over again, it gets depressed. The problem is that the most exciting and varied existence becomes routine after a while. Living in the same country house, meeting with the same people who amount in the eyes of the narcissist to start modifying life. He feels it is his right, due to his intellectual or physical superiority to lead as really rewarding kaleidoscopic life. He has this need for stimulating variety. Queuing inline is a waste of time which has spent pursuing knowledge, inventing, and creating. But the rejection of habit is a kind of aggressive entitlement. Draw all the children in narcissistic family was not to make waves and to leave out the expectations of the parents. The parents were determined that their children they're going to have a better life than they have had. But they actively resented their children or the martyrs by choice. Everyone else can do things. You should be able to do them too. When it becomes impossible to accomplish all of the tasks, you feel inadequate. In reality, the expectations for narcissistic family are unrealistic. Not that you are deficient. You actually need to decide which of the commitments are essential. Which tasks provide a high level of personal satisfaction? And you can stick to them, and which tasks can not be continued. Adults raised in narcissistic families are frequently all on, I think people with a moralistic position, things seen in terms of black and white, good and bad. There is a right and wrong answer or solution to virtually every situation. They are metaphorically looking for some cosmic scale that will read all feelings, thoughts, and actions from one least acceptable or bad to 10 most acceptable. And would the concept of making a mistake and learning from it is utterly foreign in mistake is wrong or bad thing. If he makes a mistake, he is a mistake. It is yet another example of his own worthiness. And essential feelings are irrelevant. It is doing the right thing. Guessing right? Meeting other people's needs and getting approval. That matters. They can be only one right answer to any given question. These individuals are not raised to know themselves. They are raised to know others, to be able to predict what others expect of them, and to meet that explicit or implicit need. Therefore, they try many things for which they are ill-suited. In childhood and adolescence. When other kids were trying out varying kinds of behaviors, making a message and learning what works in the world and what it does not. These children were taking care of their parents emotional needs. Much while they could not experiment and try new things, then they can. Now. There are some skills that we need to learn to have a productive life. Task completion. And the ability it implies to defer gratification is one of them. You didn't learn it then what you can now. Now, you are a grown up and you have choices and options. Virtually every job requires some routine. Especially at the beginning. It may not be glamorous or constant fun. Even our most favorite tasks and enjoyable all the time. There are all these risks in decision making. You can make mistakes. In fact, we learn far more from our mistakes than we do from our successes. So mistakes are really learning experiences in disguise. To take no risks, however, is to stand still, to stay stuck. 21. Narcissism in Old Age: As nurses begins to age and also useful beauty, she will become even more frantic in hertz self-absorption. More yoga and pilates. In your personal trainer, cosmetic surgery. And maybe the younger lover. She redoubled efforts to control those around her. Dictating a children's wedding plans. For example, old admirers, desert. Adding to her loneliness, she can become chronic complainer, destroying a few remaining relationships. Well, our surprised, even shocked when we examine our cases in a mirror, was stunned by the lines of age we see, by the sadness in our eyes. By dipping in our expression. We did not expect to see ourselves like that. In the mind's eye. We saw ourselves as young, was smooth skin and a carefree expression. Close, help us hide this reality from ourselves and others and allow us to form a picture of our bodies that is far removed from reality. If a facelift or Tommy talk or hair transplant within the budget, it must be had. Pushing the physical limits to prove that one still has dried stuff has become a commonplace pursued in our narcissistic world. First cars and young lovers, and also keep the illusion alive for a time. Some narcissistic individuals MOOC much younger than they are. They have even features and smooth, complex ones, which do not show any lines of worry or trouble. These people do not allow life to touch them. They don't allow the inner events of living to reach the surface of their minds, the surface of their bodies. This is a denial or feeling. But human beings are not immune to life. And in narcissists, the aging occurs in tonally. With aging, narcissist is made a mockery by his refusal to grow up an eternal malformed child in the second body of a decaying man. If feels entitled, what fields to receive admiration? The longer the narcissists leaves, the more average he becomes, he loses his magic. Potency. Touch a lower is the object of derision. Few narcissists bother to study a trade, pursue a career, get an academic degree, maintain a business, keep their jobs, raise functioning families, nurture friendships. Those who succeed in their vacation end up alone. I think squandered the love of spouse and kids. The more family-oriented, often funk at work, relocate, leap from one job to another, forever roaming and traveling. With age. Some people develop more realistic expectations and hopes commensurate with their skills and education. Before we did. 22. How do we become Narcissistic?: There is a CRE that people develop narcissistic traits in response to how they were parented. Some narcissists have experienced and parenting style that it was either overindulgence and tempering or neglectful and rejecting. Narcissistic individuals often have had either highly permissive or highly authoritarian parents. When parents are neglectful, rejecting, or sometimes erratic, children learn that they cannot depend on their parents for nutrients or love. They give opera, trusting that parents will love them and basically turn to the only person they feel they can trust themselves. These shift toward self law is seen as an attempt at self-preservation. The child of a narcissistic parent is often an extension of his parents fantasies of success. The parent expects a child to be exceptionally talented and gifted and to own these, achieve excellence. As no child can ever really live up to these fantastic expectations. These children tend to suffer from low self-esteem and never being quite good enough. They are fragile self-esteem depends on the validation of others, but they also feel dependency and intimacy, which certain to expose their weakness and intolerable shame. They may be superficially charming, but are often cold. They have never known empathic love. All children. Soyuz stage when grandiosity and omnipotence, our normal ways of thinking. The feeling of shame is what ultimately determines will becomes a narcissist. It depends on how well a child learns to manage shame. Children who can't tolerate Shane and who have had day grandiosity, amplified, will become narcissists. Most parents want something or seem to need something from the children. For some parents, a child has to be successful in devote, often to compensate for the parents own sense of failure. For others, the child has to be outstanding to achieve some recognition that will make it apparent, feel important. When parents score anything list and to highest levels of performance, they, a child will most likely grew up eating can solve for being merely human. Condensers of his own limitations and riddled it was unconscious shame. You will need ongoing week stories to prove that he's ashamed pre window, rather than a contemptible zone. Best or worst. We know all those are there are only two possibilities for the narcissist. Almost all narcissistic people have had the experience of being deeply humiliated in childhood by parents who used the power as a means of control. In many cases, the parents use their superior physical strength to force the child into submission. Spanking are a common form of such physical abuse and can be particularly humiliating. Narcissist was not encouraged in the discovery of her natural inclinations. She was not held into ions of a parent who would meet her feel completely safe and unquestionably cherished. She was instead written with shame and a sense of defectiveness from criticism and from withholding of emotional nourishment. She was made to feel there was something wrong with her, as if she was weak or wanting conflict and attention. In defense. She mustered up whatever safeguards code in order to extinguish the pain associated with these life things. She may come to feel that she's damaged goods. And we'll then spend a lifetime to get away from this painful sense of self. 23. Why do some people become Narcissists?: There may be a place for punishment in the upbringing of children. But in many cases, it is the parents way of releasing the suppressed rage. The child being helpless and dependent has to take it or risk an infinite greeter, rage to survive a childhood full of traumatizing meetings, punishments, and criticisms. Children have to suppress the rebellion and obey. They can only do so by denying their own feelings and the reality of their parent's behavior. Abuse is not limited to meetings. It includes smothering, doting, hampering, overindulgence, treating the child as an extension of the parent, not respecting the child's boundaries and burdening the child was excessive expectations. So the child reacts by constructing false self. It is the mask that narcissist way or in an attempt to be the person she believes others want her to be. These tricks at an early age into believing that it needs to be perfect, to be loved. Is false. Self rests on the surface. It is presented to the world. Is true self resides behind the facade. Narcissists learn to shut down feelings that are not desirable to others. While other children get realistic feedback about their talents and abilities, narcissists are inflated by parents, unrealistic expectations. The child grew up feeling conditionally loved, meaning that wealth was based upon performance, is parents may have expected him to be the best. Instilling the message that being anything short of perfect meant he was flawed, inadequate, and unlovable. Parents look only to a child's achievements. Two signs of specialists in the world. They follow a child's progress as fans follow 18s. How well is the child doing at school in sports? Was friends. Here earlier is not acceptable. They don't try to assure the children that being average is good enough. It is very difficult for a child who has been made to feel special at home to accept being common interval. Because she receives love and admiration for living up to her parents idealized expectations. The child comes to feel that true, imperfect, and Miller humans self is unacceptable, that is shameful, and must therefore be kept hidden from view. She understands that the inflated self-image she must sustain is false and she feels exposure. Her parents sought their own sense of pride and attention through her achievements. Implying that she was forbidden to embarrass them, was less than perfect performance. Narcissist is not loved for being who he is. His parents love him for what they wish and imagine him to be the fulfillment of their dreams and frustrated wishes. The child becomes the vessel of his parents discontented lives to the magic airbrush with which they seek to retouch their failures into successes. They are humiliation, into victory. They are frustrations into happiness. And the child is taught to give up on reality and adopt the parental fantasies. Such an unfortunate child feels perfect, omnipotent, entitled to special treatment, social skills, teamwork, perseverance, and goal orientation, ability to postpone gratification, hard work are all missing. This kind of child turned adult sees no reason to invest resources in his skills and education. Convinced that his inherent genius should suffice. It feels entitled for merely being other than for actually doing. She may also feel dependent and incompetent as her parents were always waiting on her and rescuing her. Instead of helping her develop the necessary skills of self-reliance. As an adult, she may show up as entitled and expect to be doted on and indulged. Or she may avoid teaching initiative and making decisions because she has an underlying machine for the exposing your limitations when tackling the everyday decisions of life. 24. Can Mean and Difficult People Change?: Don't for one moment, delude yourself that you can actually fix a narcissist. It's simply, it will not happen. Not because they aren't being stubborn. They just can't be fixed. If there is any fixing that can be done. It is to help him become aware of his condition. When faced with undeniable Helio in their lives, do they entertain the possibility that they might be flawed in some way and might think of psychotherapy. Even then, the initially seek therapy only as a means to restore their perfection rather than to explore their inner selves. Grandiose narcissist is usually above treatment. In those best. He feels superior to your therapist and to the science of psychology. It takes a lot of skill and agreed to deal with patients on the circus spot to help the narcissist view situations from other people's perspective other than just his own. Sometimes disillusionment in the form of hard life lessons can take the narcissist down a peg or two. These can include the loss of a love relationship, the loss of a job or career, or financial loss. In these instances, the narcissist realizes that she has no one to blame, but for so it's impossible to change other people. But there are actions you can take that will reduce negative effects of narcissism or you don't disagree with the narcissist or contradict him. Don't offer him any intimacy. Mooc, odd by things that matter to him. For instance, by his good looks or by his success was women, and so on. Do not make any comment which might impinge on the narcissist self-image. Skills or talents. Do not say things like, I think you overlooked, made a mistake here. You don't know. Narcissists reacted very badly to perceive the restrictions on the freedom. Without being condescending. You acknowledge their accomplishments and victory. However small, you are non-confrontational in your dealings with them and avoid shaming them at all costs. That may mean not talking about your own accomplishments or good fortune. Because to do so triggers envy. You could also detach from a person's behavior and attitudes while not shutting the person homage completely. First, you must be able to identify narcissistic behaviour and the other person, such as when she's acting arrogant, moiety or entitled, or is demanding special treatment or attention. Second, you must be willing to accept the fact that this is part of the narcissist nature. 25. How to Deal with Show Offs and Superior People?: When dealing with a show-off, recognize that you are in the company of someone who hungered for the adoration and envy of others. She has learned that if she can impress you, she can temporarily Moorish or hunger and extinguish machine. She appears to have little interest in your, Apart from the praise and admiration you offer. With your steady grasp of the present moment, proceed to ignore obvious solicitations. And instead of positive feedback for the simple and ordinary niceties of the interaction. For example, let's say the North, your friend. And you usually say, I just don't know how you do each all what an exceptional woman you are. Instead of this place, your emphasis on everyday things. I appreciate that you made this launch date for us. It's nice to be remembered. Focus on thoughtful, unadorned kindness. Instead of the extraordinary, supreme, the glossy images and actions she presents for your admiration even emits her outstanding achievements and fashion supremacy. You might stress ordinariness and granted some honest but modest recognition. Your frank responses might even reach the part of the narcissist that actually wants to be accepted without the burden of pompously proving herself was entitled narcissists. Your typical stance has been to stand back and smiled shyly and apologetic really? Well, her rude and embarrassing behavior. That would be followed by a roll of your eyes and the thought, oh, well, this is who she is. But this time you call your friend aside and say, it's disappointing that you don't seem to have much regard for my feelings and act as if it's perfectly okay to do as you please, even when it has a negative impact on me. I know that you are accustomed to taking charge and making things go your way. And you take pride in that. It's great to have that kind of savvy in certain situations, but it isn't okay for you to dismiss my rights and my feelings. I know that you may be too upset to talk about this right now. And I suggest that talk about this after you have had a chance to calm down. If you are dealing with narcissistic girl, the best course of action is to ignore his helpful suggestions or to offer polite thanks and move on. Do nothing that we weren't his self-esteem or make him feel humiliated. Avoid direct conflict and disagreement whenever possible. Even if you feel triggered by his hyper-competitiveness or offended by the lice hotels, do not challenge him head-on. Be open to his views without necessarily endorsing them. It also helps to have a sense of humor. If you are not triggered by his superior or condescending manner, you might find narcissist, EBIT, absorbed and ultimately harmless. Let's time, you'll felt a sense of the narcissist suffering even deeper into compassion. Okay. 26. What to do if Someone degrades you and Puts you down?: There are many different ways to respond to narcissistic behaviors. The key is to be an adult. You can do this without bottling up or blowing up and actually respond to the narcissist as if it were just like everyone else. This can be done without inciting a defensive reaction or an attack. What the narcissist really wants from you is your approval or admiration. Most people have three common reactions to narcissistic behaviour. The fight, flight, and freeze reactions. We can become angry or resentful, apathetic, and detached, or denigrated and intimidated. Those who feel angry or resentful are more likely to respond to the narcissist by fighting. Those who have become apathetic or detached, respond to the narcissist my flight. Those who are denigrated or intimidated are more likely to respond to the narcissist by freezing. You need to resolve that. In talking with the narcissist, you will not lose your sense of composure. Be careful to keep calm. Stay in the adult role, and try more to explode as you usually would. Model how you would like to be treated. Be clear and direct in your communication. Grandiose behavior is difficult to tolerate. Imagine someone is actively talking down to you, turning her nose up at you, or excluding you. Your first instinct is probably to find some way of firing back. Try to resist this temptation. The only effective way to deal with grandiosity is to avoid joining the narcissist in the game of emotional HOT potato. Do narcissist is unconsciously attempting to offload bad feelings onto you. If you try to solve them back, you will only perpetuate a pattern that feels bad for everyone involved. The key to dealing with grandiosity is to respond. Instead of to react. Reacting is usually more of a reflex than a deliberate choice. The result is not very helpful. When you respond. You give yourself space to take in what is happening and choose the best way to proceed. Take a chance and step into your own vulnerability. Allow yourself to feel the bad feelings that narcissism, grandiose behavior is triggering in you. If you are able to hold these feelings and not react to them, you will be able to see that the really belong to the narcissist. You have been given the narcissistic feelings of not being smart, important, or lovable, by giving you these bad feelings, the narcissist is actually communicating something that he could never explicitly say. Once you have seen this, you can make a choice about how to respond. Perhaps you say nothing. You can simply ignore the grandiose behavior or neutrally change the subject. Or perhaps you give voice to these feelings, feelings that you can hold. What the narcissist can't. When you admit to feeling anxious, insecure, or unimportant, it gives the narcissist permission to feel the same way. Of course, this will not work for all narcissists. You can't control anyone's behavior, but your own. This approach probably won't work every time. But it will give you the peace of mind of knowing that you are responding in an ethical, mindful, and compassionate manner. Finding a way to humanize the narcissist, rather than regarding him as an irrational monster, will help you to salvage your own self-respect and avoid threatening his self-esteem any further. When someone makes you feel like a loser, you may try to turn the tables in order to show yourself up. You might behave in defensive ways that only make you feel worse about yourself. Later on, you might express yourself with contempt or was a righteous sense of justification. Coping with narcissistic traits in other people often means coming to terms with the narcissistic traits in yourself. You need to get better acquainted with your own vulnerable feelings and to increase your ability to be with them. 27. Why is empathy important?: The ability to empathize, to grasp accurately how another person feels and to feel compassionate requires us to step outside ourselves to tune in to someone else. We may or may not share his feelings, but we accept them without judgment or distortion, even when will identify with another person's feelings. When a mean separate, we do not actually become one with the other person. In woman's of empathy. What we do bridge the gap between two separate beings. Empathy is the ability to sense other people's moods or feelings. We can feel another person's sadness because it makes us sad. We can share another's joy because it evokes good feelings in us. Sympathy is when you feel sorry for someone. You can see that the person is having a difficult time and you wish things could be different. You might offer your sympathies when someone loses a loved one. For instance, it's a way of saying, I understand that times are tough and I feel bad for you. Empathy, on the other hand, goes beyond just feeling sorry for someone. It involves imagining what it's like to be that person and to see the world from his perspective. Empathy is when you place yourself in someone else's shoes, it is something you feel as though you were that person. Many narcissists experience feelings of emptiness or meaninglessness. Like having a big hole in the center of your being. You are perpetually preoccupied with feeling this void. When it comes to empathy. Narcissists have ritual to give because they are too busy trying to get it from others. The field to see others as real people In the rights of others exist only as objects to be used. Narcissists aren't very good at providing comfort to others because they have difficulty stepping outside of their own feelings and concerns. For example, they may happily accept care when they are sick, but then only begrudgingly and wholeheartedly return the favor. Empathy will not develop unless the child achieves a separate sense of self and the capacity to tolerate a range of emotions, including shame. Narcissistic people suppress the shame so deeply. It remains beneath conscious awareness and it blocks the gross of empathy. When you feel empathy, you picture the event as the other person describes it. You feel your own body clenching. As she describes the sounds. You feel your own heart-rate innovating at the sort of being injured or killed. When the other person says that she will be okay and just needs a few moments to catch your breath and grab some coffee. You can completely fill her desire to seek a sense of calm and relief. It rises within YouTube. You get it. This is empathy. Empathy, I think was a narcissist, is difficult. But you need to understand that the core pieces of narcissism are common to everyone. You know, what it's like to want other people to like you. You know, the experience of not measuring up to another's expectations. You have been angry with someone, so not considering your feelings. And you have been envious of someone because the head something you didn't. These are some of the thoughts and feelings that lie at the heart of narcissism and motivate narcissistic people. They are trying to feel good about themselves to prove that they have value. But they often do so in ways that make it difficult to feel any compassion for them. Usually, we can't see the unconscious shame that shapes their personality. Most of what they say and do is an effort to disprove what they unconsciously fear. Now today our smoke, effective and Muslim. 28. Beware of Narcissism: What is the good of being successful? Achieving a name? If you are sick and miserable? It is narcissistic to think that we're only fulfilled through the use of our minds. Not to enjoy views of our legs, to walk, our arms, to hold, our eyes to see, is to be deprived, not fulfilled. It doesn't mean that having a career or achieving success is wrong. We have creative potential and can offer much to the world what a person is not always fulfilled by what he does. A person can find her true fulfillment in being, not doing, in being the kind of person who, through his own good feelings, can help others to feel good to. Our accomplishments are the icing on the cake, the Greeley on the neat. But narcissists confused the dressing with the Mu. Learn how to feel was grit and resilience. Keep pushing forward and continue fighting after failures. Stop grieving, constant attention and positive feedback. Tried to look beyond the superficial trappings of success and judge people for who they are. The character, skills and contribution to society. Shift away from the narcissistic idea that you deserve everything you want and don't have to wait to get it. Strengthen and maintain important relationships in your life. But do not create many shallow friendships. Involve yourself in activities that support the values of community and charity. For those, give you an accurate assessment of your abilities without garnering adulation. Even though you are not all that vein. Modocs is tempting. When everyone is doing it. Having a simple wedding makes you a few sheep and unimportant. When lavish weddings are in your plane. Pictures look at on Facebook when everyone else's page. So flashy. Take a step back and realize what you are getting drawn into. Think about the indulgence you are considering. Also, think about how you could use that money to save for your future. Quieting the noisy ego. In other words, strategies for calling narcissism, our humility, self-compassion, and mindfulness. When you don't concentrate on amping up deserve, it is easier to relate to other people and the wider world. We cannot always be or get exactly what we weren't. When you deny this reality or fight against it, your suffering increases in the form of stress, frustration, and self-criticism. When you accept this reality with sympathy and kindness, you experience greater emotional communists. Compassion for yourself isn't about admiring or steaming yourself or making excuses for shoddy behavior. With self-compassion, you don't have to feel better than others to feel good about yourself. All humans are vulnerable. Flawed, make mistakes. Have things happen that are difficult and painful. Step back from the drama of your situation and realize that the difficult emotions you are feeling will only last a short time. Mindfulness is the awareness of the present moment, the SWOT, the feeling, and the physical experience. Without negative judgment. This sounds simple, which isn't. When you eat. You might be thinking about what you have to do for work the next day. When someone walks by without saying hello, you might become lost in concern about your appearance or fantasize about his delegation. Practicing mindfulness keeps you from entering every experience in your life and helps you see you devote more as it is. When someone says something that you could interpret as critical or confrontational, you can learn to react more commonly. Focus on being grateful what you already have. Instead of thinking about what you don't have, helping others has benefits for the self as well. Not only in becoming less narcissistic, but also in becoming happier. People who focus on status and materialism more likely to be depressed. And those who focus on close relationships are happier. 29. Final Thoughts: Narcissism. It's paying attention to the wider social connections in the world. No one can exist without massive amounts of support from others. Many schools, parents, and TV shows emphasize two children that everyone is unique and different. Instead of teaching how similar they are to one another, to link people, how similar they are, reduces aggression and narcissism. Almost every war and every atrocity in the history of the world has been based on differences among people. Tribal factions always see the other people are different, wrong, less than human. The powerful side always claimed the others were two different. Not like us. Teaching uniqueness have the potential to increase aggression. It emphasizes relatively trivial differences. Yes, each human being is unique, which are much more alike than different in our feelings and challenge. Recognizing the common humanity in your enemy is often the first step to stopping in war or other conflict. Rather than elevate themselves above others. Narcissists should search for personal similarities. Finding common ground creates the necessary foundation for empathy with others. The modern individual seems to need a sense of power to overcome an inner desperation. Desperation stems from the experience of being powerless as a child and powerless as an adult. But to believe that power can resolve the complex human problems is an illusion. Our knowledge is always incomplete. Our pow1, we'll always be insufficient to affect our feet. Who are mortals? This recognition is the basis of humility and humanity. It permits us to say, I don't know, and it allows us to empathize with others for will admit our commonness. Recognizing and accepting our limits will become a true person's not narcissists. Curb your tendencies to idealize and lose touch with reality. Was vanity. Narcissist tried to create the perfect outside to compensate emotionally chaotic Insight. Monitor your own inner experience to avoid being formed into splitting. Narcissism cuts people up into good and bad pieces. The best way to confront this is to approach things as a whole complex person. The tragedy of narcissism, that beneath the false self, there is a person who never lived. The notices real self never came into being. You need to gradually develop a stable sense of self based on lived experience rather than positive or negative feedback from others. As these new self-growth, you will rely on others less for narcissistic supply. Having a self allows you to see others as whole people and to develop empathy. Narcissists are never fully cured. They will always have a narcissistic personality style, meaning that to some extent, they psychologies will always be organized around issues of self-esteem. However, this isn't necessarily a bad thing. Everyone has a personality style. Okay?