Anonymous asked in Social SciencePsychology · 1 month ago

 is there any point of having a conversation with the narcissist reprobate.... even if they're friendly?

 like a friendly conversation about your car or the weather I mean but they don't even really have a brain

2 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    No there is no problem.

    As long as it's the car or the weather.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Despite having a seemingly strong personality, narcissists lack a core self. Their self-image and thinking and behavior are other-oriented in order to stabilize and validate their self-esteem and fragile, fragmented self.

    The gods sentenced Narcissus to a life without human love. He fell in love with his own reflection in pool of water and died hungering for its response. 

    Just like Narcissus, narcissists only love themselves as reflected in the eyes of others. It’s a common misconception that they love themselves. They may actually dislike themselves immensely. Their inflated self-flattery, perfectionism, and arrogance are merely covers for the self-loathing they don’t usually admit even to themselves. Instead, it’s projected outward in their disdain for and criticism of others. They’re too afraid to look at themselves, because they believe the truth would be devastating. Emotionally, they may be dead inside, and hungering to be filled and validated by others. Sadly, they’re unable to appreciate the love they do get and they alienate those who give it.

    To be diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), the person must exhibit grandiosity (if only in fantasy) and lack of empathy, as exhibited by at least five of the following traits:

    1. Has a grandiose sense of self-importance and exaggerates achievements and talents.

    2. Dreams of unlimited power, success, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love.

    3. Believes he or she is special and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people or institutions.

    4. Requires excessive admiration.

    5. Unreasonably expects special, favorable treatment or compliance with his or her wishes.

    6. Exploits and takes advantage of others to achieve personal ends.

    7. Lacks empathy for the feelings and needs of others.

    8. Envious of others and believes they’re envious of him or her.

    9. Has arrogant behaviors or attitudes.

    In addition to the grandiose Exhibitionist Narcissist described above.

    Closet Narcissists — those with a deflated, inadequate self-perception, a sense of depression and inner emptiness. They are also referred to as "Introverted Narcissists." They may appear shy, humble, or anxious, because their emotional investment is in the idealized other, which is indirectly gratifying. Other names for Covert Narcissism include Closet Narcissism or Introverted Narcissism. 

    Malignant Narcissists are the most pernicious and hostile type, enacting anti-social behavior. They can be cruel and vindictive when they feel threatened or don’t get what they want.

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