Narcissists don’t really love themselves. Actually, they’re driven by shame.
Do narcissists really suffer from low self-esteem, or does their pathological behavior stem from something deeper and more sinister?
As a tween, I communicated with boys physically from a distance. I think this is one definition of self-consciousness.
It seems that the prevalent ideal of beauty is long, cascading wavy and/or curly hair, and in turn your hair is the envy of many a straight-haired girl.
So why then, after she thought to start a magazine and to call it O, did she then decide to place herself on the cover of every single issue? Was it to remind us that O stands for Oprah?
Writers are fond of saying that they write out of necessity. That’s probably true, and often for one of two reasons: 1) You find your own thoughts so increasingly panic-inducing that you need to give them form and expunge them on the page, or 2) You find your own thoughts so exceedingly beautiful that you feel like other people should really be sharing these moments with you (and maybe even paying you for them).
Crying over lost “love” and “meaning” in modern relationships is stupid — you’re a dissatisfied relic.
When working with individuals who are displaying symptoms of narcissistic victim syndrome, the thing that I notice most of all is that the person feels so torn because they don’t understand what has happened to them.
They don’t want love, they want attention.
An argument with a narcissist is a circle designed to tire and distract you.