Wednesday, March 26, 2008


So I've read a little more about narcissism. Good news: you can too! And a little more, for kicks. Okay, one more. If you have a minute to spare, the reading of the above will at the very least make you feel shockingly normal (since I know narcissists don't read here -- they are, after all, only 5%-7% of the population), perhaps provide a few laughs (the person/s writing the second and third links is/are funny), and will likely help you to significantly increase the gratitude you feel for your circumstances.

Do not believe anything on the mere authority of teachers or priests. Accept as true and as the guide to your life only that which accords with your own reason and experience, after thorough investigation. Accept only that which contributes to the well-being of yourself and others.
~ Buddha

This turns out to be probably the best advice one can give to those dealing regularly with narcissists (which is why I lifted it from a site I was skimming), since such relationships often require reality checks from the "normal" world. If you know someone who calls around getting confirmation that she's not crazy (75% of narcissists are men), send her the info above. Because she's not crazy. And sometimes confirmation of one's sanity is all one really needs.

We all have some of the traits listed in those pages, so if you can laugh at yourself, you'll at least be entertained. And sometimes a good giggle is all one really needs. (cheesy grin)


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