Envy is the emotion at the core of narcissism.

Of I never heard of envy being the core emotion that fuels narcissism, but it makes a lot of sense. I just discovered this psychologist’s Youtube channel. His videos are excellent.

He believes envy is a primitive form of hatred.  Envy is, of course, a defense against toxic shame.


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One Response to Envy is the emotion at the core of narcissism.

  1. Nevaeh says:

    Yes, envy- it is not only envy of what you (or others) have but also envy of who you (or others) are.
    By possessing and controlling a partner Narcs try to obtain those same qualities through some kind of strange osmosis (of course it does not work).

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