Category Archives: Narcissism

What Is Narcissistic Injury?

Sam Vaknin: Narcissists invariably react with narcissistic rage to narcissistic injury. Narcissists see themselves as perfect and entitled to special recognition, regardless of his accomplishments. Any threat to this perception is a narcissistic injury. A narcissistic wound is a repeated … Continue reading

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Narcissist’s Insignificant Other: Typical Spouse or Intimate Partner

Sam Vaknin: “The narcissist is never whole without an adoring, submissive, available, self-denigrating and self-deprecating partner. His very sense of superiority, omnipotence, omniscience, indeed, his false self, depend on it. His sadistic super-ego switches his attentions from himself to the … Continue reading

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I Want The World To Love Me

A friend who’s known me since childhood says: “You want everyone to love you. You want to be special to everyone. I so understand you. You have to have been unloved to understand this need.” “As to NPD (Narcissistic Personality … Continue reading

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Histrionic Personality Disorder

In 2000, my family offered me a free trip back to Australia for a month if I would consult with doctors of their choice. I said yes. One of the doctors I saw was a psychiatrist. We had a three-hour … Continue reading

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My Brilliant Narcissistic Career

Sam Vaknin says: The narcissist often strikes people as laid back, parasitic, spoiled, and self-indulgent. Appearances can deceive. Narcissists are either compulsively driven over-achievers or chronic under-achieving wastrels. Most of them fail to make productive use of their capacities. Many … Continue reading

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