That is an illogical argument. To make it simplistic normalcy is dictated by people without P.d's, mental illness, alcoholism, etc. Personality traits or characteristics your argument revolves around two points: the "Normie" is the basis of superiority and the "Normie" can fully comprehend the "other" (where the other is the un-normie. Both are false. the Normie is the mean, and with this normies make the unforgiving assumption that normalcy is superior in every aspect of life and field of discipline (work). The second is equally false, as the terms projections, rationalization, etc spill forth. As a Narcissist I make no such assumptions. Not having empathy I assume the Normie (my "other) to be nothing like me.
Great people of history almost always had something: Alexander the Great, Mao, Chruchill, Stalin, the list is endless. Alcoholics tend to be, at one point, at the top of the food chain in their fields. This erasing of data and justifying assumptions by confusing the Mean with Superior is truly a more thorough lie than anything I can make. I fully recognize that I have a collective sense of self and I'm using it to my advantage. Yet normies, under my countless observations, are deluded by their assumptions as they are never questioned. Even the literature's use of "projection" and other terms is blatant marginalization of the Others' realities as not worthwhile. In Economics, physics, medicine, and the like such assumptions would be torn apart in any undergraduate paper. It's not acceptable there and its not acceptable here.
You simply cannot give a cookie cutter example of a P.D. going wrong to argue that it has no advantages. You're still using the normie realities to compare others' realities. I'm perfectly fine without empathy, but normies cannot comprehend this thus the assumption of inferior or "lacking" is made. Since I lack empathy and many other emotions I can easily use any theory an apply it perfectly in a context where it may be applicable. Normies will have a feeling pertaining to such a theory and I can see their minds shut at further application. The point being only the person can know exactly what talents and aspects are problematic and helpful. Each personality trait, type, etc needs to be judged as a function of itself not in relation to the mean.That's like an argument comparing cultures with different value sets and that perpetuates the bias against P.d's. Now making the argument that P.d's allow complete utter dominance in a couple of fields while failing at the others is perfectly sound.
Being cerebral and living without the protection of normacly, I've had to develop a keen introspection. No social norm, theory, or action is considered sacred from analysis. Lacking empathy, I have no problems questioning certain "humanitarian" practices for further analysis. I've also developed a mask, which has served me well. The proof lies in the fact that I haven't been detected yet, and if I have it wasn't obvious. My parents and ex-gfs have no clue. I had no clue until recently. So, "a little narcissistic" is a similar to saying a little pregnant. In the end, you're actually making an argument that is just as offensive as saying a man can fully comprehend what is to be a women (the other) and feeling qualified to define the feminine.
At this rate you're probably going to dismiss my argument on the grounds that since I'm the one with a P.d. I must be day dreaming. This will prove my point correct. Not to mention that taking this line of reasoning is exactly like how misogynists used to dismiss early Feminists as "emotional". Also, please look at your argument and read the justifications used for labeling homosexuality as a mental illness or why women cannot vote. Your language is strangely similar. I don't lie half as much as normies and I'm nowhere near as arrogant to develop vast layers of social norms based off of unchecked assumptions. Perhaps this is why therapy is/has been almost a complete failure for people like me. I've never had the chance to actually and truly be listened to. It is interesting that when therapists thought I was depressed, they treated me as a function of myself. They looked at how the depression wasn't working for me. When Narcissism was diagnosed, suddenly I became a function of the "normie". I was no longer looked at. Instead I was treated in relation to things I should want since that's what normie's want and think. What if I don't want certain things and never will? The issues I wanted to look at immediately became irrelevant. In the end I leave and the self-righteous therapist gets to congratulate him/herself on the great job he/she did and state I did not want to "change". They werent' listening to me at all, I was an "idea" of a specimen of sub-par humanity.
When I lie, manipulate, or harm I do so blatantly. I do not need to lie myself to ease my conscious like normies do. There is nothing superior about you. I'm just now learning we are equally of the same worth. Do you dare to disagree with me?
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