This post is for anyone who feels like their relationship with other people is out of control, their partner is acting like an asshole, or their personal life is a train wreck.
The good news is that you can do something about it. We’ve all had those times when we’re with someone and we’re just not feeling it, and we want to make things right, but we keep going through the motions. This is one of those times. It’s not that you need to change all of your behaviors, it’s just that you need to stop feeling sorry for yourself and start acting like a grown-up.
This makes me think of a quote I read at a seminar by my friend, psychologist, and author, Dr. Robert Zastrow. He said, “We are all narcissists. We are all on our own lives. We need to stop acting like we are the center of the universe and start acting like the center of our own lives.” I like this quote because it’s so true. All of us do act in a way that’s self-centered.
Well, narcissism, or being selfish, is often thought of as a trait that only goes to the extreme. This is completely wrong. Self-centered behavior is something of a “narcissistic syndrome” and is a common symptom of mental illnesses and addictions. It can be found in people who are born with an extreme lack of empathy, a narcissistic personality, and a strong need to appear important. We are all narcissistic in one way or another.
The problem with narcissism is that is a form of extreme egoism. The term comes from the Greek word narcissus meaning “selfish.” This is why many people believe that narcissists will always see themselves as superior to others. But this isn’t true. Narcissists are the ones who believe they are better than others because they are “more” than others.
A narcissist will often look for people to emulate rather than to compete with. In order for someone to be a narcissistic person they need to be the one thing that no one can ever be. That is why Narcissistic Personality Disorder is a mental disorder in which the person believes that they are superior to others. When the Narcissist person thinks that they are better than others they can usually only do one thing: act a certain way.
The person who has Narcissistic Personality Disorder will often believe they are better than others. They will be self-centered and want to prove their superiority to others. Narcissistic people are good at getting what they want but even more annoying are the people who they are jealous of. They will often find it annoying to be around people who they feel don’t measure up to them.
One of the more annoying people that you don’t want to be around is the Narcissist person. The idea behind Narcissistic Personality Disorder is that the person who has the disorder tends to treat everyone around them as though they are a better version of themselves, which is usually not the case.
The narcissist person tends to view all their peers with a certain degree of envy, or as they put it, “the people who are better.” This causes them to get fixated on other people and to think of them as inferior people who deserve their own love and attention only to be ignored.
The narcissist person seems to have a lot of time to think about the people and places around them, but they don’t put a lot of effort into trying to understand their own motivations. They may think they are perfect, but in fact, they don’t really think they are. They may think they are the most attractive, intelligent, and successful person in the world, but their behavior reveals otherwise.