Originally posted on January 8, 2015
The beautiful paintings in this article are by Marta Dahlig at Deviantart.
Narcissism isn’t limited to narcissists.
Most people have some narcissistic traits and that’s why it’s dangerous to try to diagnose someone you don’t know pretty well or have lived with. Mislabeling happens a lot, and ACONS and victims of abuse tend to be quick to label anyone who shows any narcissistic traits as a narcissist, because we’re so hypervigilant about everything and trust no one.
I hate my narcissistic traits, but I do have a few. Now’s the time I “come out” of the closet about them.
We also can’t forget a little narcissism is actually healthy and protects us to some extent from victimization. No one can be completely unselfish. It’s just not realistic or good for survival.
My two most deadly narcissistic sins are:
1. Envy. I’ve gotten better…
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