Tag Archives: acquired narcissism

Throwback Thursday: My Inner Narcissist.

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 … Continue reading

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Test of the 3 R’s (acquired situational narcissism vs. NPD)

I just read an interesting article by Sam Vaknin (author of Malignant Self-Love) describing a condition that afflicts some celebrities and other high-profile people or people who achieved overnight success, called Acquired Situational Narcissism (ASN). It can also occur in … Continue reading

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Cognitive dissonance and NPD.

I’ve been thinking a lot about the concept of cognitive dissonance and its role in creating a narcissist or turning a narcissist into a malignant one. Cognitive dissonance is the mental stress or discomfort experienced by an individual who holds … Continue reading

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Can an adult turn into a narcissist?

I believe the answer to this is yes. While most cases of NPD are formed during childhood as a reaction to abuse or neglect, there are situations where a person who is not a narcissist can later become one, even … Continue reading

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Why unrelenting, chronic rage is so toxic.

There is nothing wrong with anger when it’s needed. Righteous anger is a normal human emotion and helps us survive. When we are faced with danger, unfair treatment, or have been attacked (either overtly or covertly) by dangerous people, it’s … Continue reading

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My inner narcissist

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 … Continue reading

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