"Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration and a lack of empathy for others. But behind this mask of ultraconfidence lies a fragile self-esteem that's vulnerable to the slightest criticism.
A narcissistic personality disorder causes problems in many areas of life, such as relationships, work, school or financial affairs. You may be generally unhappy and disappointed when you're not given the special favors or admiration you believe you deserve. Others may not enjoy being around you, and you may find your relationships unfulfilling.
Narcissistic personality disorder treatment is centered around talk therapy (psychotherapy)." Source Mayo Clinic.

Is this a side effect of too much social media? Instant attention, likes,dislikes, shared meaningless post's, empty advice from strangers further stroking our already inflated ego's?
What happened to empathy?Sympathy for others, well the two are practically the same thing.

Now those two words should be stricken from the English language since you know, no one can show empathy without first putting someone's feelings first. No, it's easier to get angry with everyone that doesn't see your point of view.

How about living through other people? Is it okay to claim someone else's misfortune as a bad experience for you even though you were not directly involved in that persons misfortune? In a way , yes.

It's fine to feel sympathy for a friend or family member that has suffered through some hardship in life, but to say it had magically affected your life to the point you believe you were some how traumatized by that event seems weird when you were not even there to witness the event.

Bossing others, why? Because your way is better or is it because you feel like you have to be in charge of everyone and everything around you? Do you have what it takes or are you doing it to bring yourself instant gratification?

I don't think Social Media has anything to do with it directly, but it certainly can add fuel to the fire making the symptoms far worse than if social media wasn't entered into the equation.

As the article from the Mayo Clinic has addressed, Narcissism stems from early childhood development and seems to be more prevalent in Males but does not discriminate sex of the patient, both male and females can be affected.

More to come...


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