The Narcissist and His Charmed Circle

The Narcissist and His Charmed Circle

We hear the word “ narcissist ” frequently these days. A  narcissist  has a personality disorder characterized by specific psychological and behavioral traits. These are grandiosity- a larger than life attitude about himself/herself; excessive self entitlement – an extreme sense that he is of greater value than others and can have whatever he wants; omnipotence – feelings of total power over their world and other people; self-absorption-putting oneself at center stage with the spotlight on them.  Narcissists  are often very charming and magnetic. They fixate and psychologically seduce those they perceive will…

The Cyber Narcissist

The Cyber Narcissist

To the  narcissist , the Internet is an alluring and irresistible combination of playground and hunting grounds, the gathering place of numerous potential Sources of Narcissistic Supply, a world where false identities are the norm and mind games the bon ton. And it is beyond the reach of the law, the pale of social norms, the strictures of civilized conduct. The somatic finds cyber-sex and cyber-relationships aplenty. The cerebral claims false accomplishments, fake skills, erudition and talents. Both, if minimally communicative, end up at the instantly gratifying epicenter of a cult…