- Aug 31, 2018
I'm honestly surprised when I don't score very high on these. If it makes you feel better though, "vulnerable narcissism" is a controversial concept. The research psychologists I knew in grad school just considered it to be a reinvention of neuroticism - basically, at the heart of most mental illness is self hatred and a fragile ego, so a "vulnerable narcissist" doesn't have much more to be ashamed about than any other run-of-the-mill depressed person.
is there any way to become less neurotic? not that it matters much at this point amymore..
im basically neurotic since im 9....and it got worse over age
and in this test i was very close to the maximum number aswell
Narcissism is a gift. Every gift has it's downsides. Pros and cons. You can heal yourself of the negative sides of narcissism. It's called LSD, psilocybin, mescaline, other psychedelics and self-exploration. One must take the journey out and in <3 <3 <3
My story is a long and complicated one. I have been alone for 7 years which greatly contributed to my growth, but I am no longer in contact with anyone who I was back then. My growth took place over many years. I suppose I would be classified as a covert narcissist. I am definitely a narcissist one way or another. I feel just about all of the symptoms are paradoxically both a curse and a blessing. It all depends on where you are in your spiritual/mental/emotional development. There's a lot that goes into it. I could write a book. But, for example..."lack of empathy" is very vague. There are different types of empathy. Narcissists typically have a lack of cognitive empathy, while HEIGHTENED emotional empathy (an empath). A "normal person" has equal amounts of both. Cognitive empathy is a skill that can be developed over time. Being an empath is a gift. There's a lot that goes into it. This is just pone "symptom." At the end of the day, it's all dependent on your relationship with yourself, and your own ability to really LOOK at yourself with a desire to grow. Narcissists are very misunderstood. I often feel funny talking about it or even mentioning the subject because the word carries such a negative connotation. Yes, a lot of narcissists are asshole........but some of the best friends I've ever had in my whole life were also narcissists.....and I am one myself....and I am far from an asshole. People generalize too much and lump everyone into a single category.....Have you done this yourself and are you a covert narcissist specifically? What is the negative side that is cured and what is the positive side which has remained? And do the people who wanted to be around you before you did this, and who also are not stupid opposed to drugs because they like police, do they agree with you also saying you are better...?