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nashville_brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-20-05 01:11 PM
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25. you've got the narcissist thing down!
just recently started paying atttention to Narcissicism as an alternative to Alcoholism. i know that seems a stretch, but it goes like this -- we know adult children of alcoholics have a pretty discreet set of issues they deal with. There's plenty of folks in therapy who exhibit the same types of issues, but whose parents were not drinkers. BUT their parents were emotionally unavailable for other reasons: self-centeredness caused by any number of other roots. Could be mental illness, high profile careers, or just selfishness.

The Narcissicist metaphor FUNCTIONS the same way as alcoholism.

Going deeper, which is what you've grokked, is the underlying feeling of inferiority which drives the narcissist into sadism and dominance.

I'm intrigued at how this plays out politically -- fascism, being the political expression of the personal dis-ease.
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