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  1. Aug 2022
    1. True narcissists don’t realize they are narcissists. And if they do, they just forget about the subject, bending reality and going into denial.

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  2. Jun 2021
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  6. Jun 2019
    1. Generally, modern-day gaslighting takes place in the context of a relationship in which one partner is manipulative, self-centered, low on empathy, and has a vested interest in always being right
  7. Jan 2019
    1. Lacanian mirror stage

      "mirror stage (French: stade du miroir) is a concept in the psychoanalytic theory of Jacques Lacan. The mirror stage is based on the belief that infants recognize themselves in a mirror (literal) or other symbolic contraption which induces apperception (the turning of oneself into an object that can be viewed by the child from outside themselves) from the age of about six months." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirror_stage

  8. Nov 2017
    1. One possibility is the American preoccupation with fame. Studies have found that Americans are more interested in fame than people of other nationalities are. A 2007 Pew Research survey of 18- to 25-year-olds found that about half said that getting famous was a top priority for their peers. Television shows increasingly promote fame as a value, research has found, and pop lyrics are becoming more narcissistic. A 2010 review of research studies found that modern college students display less empathy than students of the late 1970s. These studies fit a general pattern of research showing that narcissism is on the rise. Simultaneously, Lankford said, the line between being famous and infamous is blurring. Scientists looked at the covers of People magazine issues dating from 1974 to 1998, and found that cover stars were increasingly featured for bad behavior — cheating, arrests, crime — rather than good acts (though there was a slight shift toward positivity after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks), according to their 2005 report.
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  10. Oct 2015
    1. all the traps that people can fall into when they try to get and keep a sense of high self-esteem: narcissism, self-absorption, self-righteous anger, prejudice, discrimination, and so on. I realized that self-compassion was the perfect alternative to the relentless pursuit of self-esteem. Why? Because it offers the same protection against harsh self-criticism as self-esteem, but without the need to see ourselves as perfect or as better than others. In other words, self-compassion provides the same benefits as high self-esteem without its drawbacks.
    2. In fact, a striking finding of the study was that people with high self-esteem were much more narcissistic than those with low self-esteem. In contrast, self-compassion was completely unassociated with narcissism, meaning that people who are high in self-compassion are no more likely to be narcissistic than people low in self-compassion.
  11. May 2015
    1. But since all likeness and relationship is IJieasurable to an individual, necessarily all are more or less lovers of themselves

      Aristotle, man. Real proud of himself I guess.

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  12. Sep 2013
    1. transference neuroses as attempts made by the egoto defend itself against sexuality; but the concept of libido was endangered

      Narcissism (1) obtain understanding of traumatic neuroses, (2) transference neuroses as attempts made by ego to defend itself against sexuality

    2. narcissism - that is to say, the discovery that the ego itself is cathected with libido, that the ego,indeed, is the libido’s original home, and remains to some extent its headquarters. This narcissistic libidoturns towards objects, and thus becomes object-libido; and it can change back into narcissistic libido oncemore.

      cathect--to invest emotional energy in

      object libido(narcissistic libido turned towards objects) has bidirectional relationship with <-->narcissistic libido