Half a Person wrote:I suppose a narcissist feels superior to others yet also has a need for admiration and flattery, whereas a narcissistic schizoid may also feel superior to others yet would not experience this same desire for admiration. In fact, the schizoid may prefer not to receive this admiration at all and may take a "just leave me alone -- I already know I'm better than you" attitude.
tazzmissionx wrote:The thing is that some Schizoids can have cerebral narcissism. They pretend to be indifferent to praise, criticism, disagreement, and corrective advice though, deep inside, they are not.
I think these are on base with my ideas on it; the want, or need, for admiration is the difference. The narcissism wants admiration (needs it). The person has to operate in accordance with that need, has to even go as far as being smoke and mirrors. They distort themselves, their image, for the narcissism. True honesty, completely open and bare, is not ever really an option while operating for narcissism--not unless it benefits it. Every word and action is allowed because it is either a benefit or no harm.
There is some overlap with this inability to disclose and other personality disorders. The reasons are important. Histrionics are most definitely another big failure to disclose personality type. I think schizotypal might be another but I'm less sure. Some of the reasoning for stpd would be narcissistic, but some of it would be a need
for privacy and solitude (maybe even a result from paranoia sometimes), or a desire to not be "seen" by others. Any personality disorder which has to display a particular image (or lack of image) to others. It is malignant.
I don't see schizoids as having this issue, not at this level.