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Professions of the Narcissist

Postby pancakes » Sun Mar 21, 2010 3:38 am

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Re: Professions of the Narcissist

Postby pancakes » Sun Mar 21, 2010 4:03 am

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Re: Professions of the Narcissist

Postby NotMyUsualUserName » Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:35 am

Pathological narcissists are encountered in every profession, especially those where they are exposed in the spotlight in one way or another.

Some think that a significant amount of psychiatrists are overly narcissistic because it allows the opportunity to show power over their patients because as you said, they are vulnerable and cannot truly defend themselves.
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Re: Professions of the Narcissist

Postby Sculpdr » Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:09 am

I think thede are different groups of professions that a N s are interested in

1- Professions that people naturally admire& show respect: Doctors.. ( most of the talented docs show narcisistic personality but not NPD!!!)

2-Professions where most of the people can not criticise & understand what N does.. : artists , painters, sculptors

3- Professions which Ns can have an audience : Musicians, theatre..

4-Proffessions where they can easily find NS : Dance teaching, animators .. Etc


But İ believe if the N is very disordered , he/she wont be able to succeed and be depressed. Thede types are seem to have #2 ( artists) and live a bohemian life with their addictions ..
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Re: Professions of the Narcissist

Postby maria » Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:14 pm

any profession that involves fame and/or power. a narcissistic person would just not be interested in being a medical secretary, a code monkey, an accountant, a shop keeper. there's nothing special about it (unless, they could turn it into something special). and the less they are present in these occupations, the more they are present in the others. Politics, science, media and law should be added to the list...
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Re: Professions of the Narcissist

Postby maria » Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:23 pm

actually, i should delete the code monkey from the list - it's still a profession that buys you a lot of independence for work place/hours and taking a western salary to live in the caribbean is not all that plain and ordinary and can thus appeal...
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Re: Professions of the Narcissist

Postby Phoenixrising81704 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:50 am

Don't forget the military, we are grossly over represented here. At times it almost seems to be encouraged.

The Army has recently begun an initiative to remove the stigma associated with mental health to get people treated for PTSD, perhaps it will lead to more awareness?
Because here the victims become the monsters and need the help.
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Re: Professions of the Narcissist

Postby Tacitus Medea » Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:41 pm

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Re: Professions of the Narcissist

Postby littlewing » Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:17 pm

I've had a few college professors with strong narcissistic traits. My clinical psych professor had a cult following. His staff of TAs consisted entirely of gorgeous women (some of which had major daddy issues - no accident). I also had him for humanistic psychology and psych and religion. In the psych and religion class I asked him a question that challenged the premise of his lecture. He looked at me like he wanted to kill me and eat me.

My ex (suspected narcissist) is working on his PhD in Biology and TAs a class every quarter even though this isn't required. His students worship him and will do whatever he says without question. He has a party for them every quarter after grades are posted. He begged me to come to these parties and when I finally did, I instantly understood why he wanted me there. They treated him like a rock star and he ignored me the entire time except when he wanted a beer. He wanted me to witness how much power he had over them. He'll be even more dangerous once he's a tenured professor. I can't imagine a better profession for a narcissist - blind admiration from a constantly changing supply of young people with unstable identities. They're smart enough to be in an upper division bio class, but naive enough to believe everything he says - the perfect playmate.
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