reflection wrote:And I personally don't believe that anyone's fate is predetermined. Behaviors can always be altered. Though the way of thinking may always be there.
Thanks reflection for your post. Not just the quote, of course.
For symptoms..I just have trouble maintaining close friends, is the reason i went to therapy. I find that it is so easy to appease people and make them believe you are a certain way, that it disgusts me. I love the fact that i have the ability to do it, but i hate the fact that it isn't who i really am. I would rather be real with my emotions, or lack there of, but i know everyone would see me as a stoic dick and would not nearly receive the attention i deserve
Jesus. First you read a book and start talking about the shame you need and other $#%^, and now, just a day or so after someone here posts about feeling 'disgust' with others, you also have 'disgust' in things.
You are not now, nor have you ever been, a narcissist. How do I know this? Because, a true narcissist would not care that others were saying they were or were not a narcissist. They would think the group a bunch of fools and move on. You've spent a week insisting you are.
Everyone has asked the same question - why do you want to be a narcissist?
Simply thinking yourself amazing does not make one a narcissist. Now I realize you don't currently think yourself great, but boy oh boy, if we could have seen you two years ago, right? If you liked yourself two years ago, then figure out what changed and move on.
Your story changes with each new post. No, I'm not commenting on your ability to become someone else, because that occurs with new people. You've tried to change yourself to the same group repeatedly. Just stop already. You're only fooling yourself, if you're even doing that.