Thursday, September 1, 2022


super pit Gold Mine, Kalgoorlie, Australia

Have you ever encountered people who liberally sprinkle their remarks with “my.”  Instead of saying they would like steak, they say I’d like “my steak.” The use of the possessive is significant since it describes a low-level narcissism in which the world is literally “my oyster.” Tyrants tend to be pathologically possessive. Hitler  undoubtedly regarded the Sudetenland as “his,” his mines as  "mine." It's disconcerting to be with someone whose narrowcasting can have such nefarious consequences. As you encounter such individuals, you feel like you’re on the verge of being annexed. You only exist as a colony of their imagination--thus the conundrum of coming into the orbit of someone suffering from severe or chronic narcissism. You may delude yourself into thinking your interactions are normal when in fact you're on the event horizon of a black hole. Anyone with a shaky sense of self-worth should be warned to stay away from the kind of charismatic personality who will sweep them up like an iron filing. The attraction to such characters is an impulse that needs to be mined.

Read "Is There a Cure for Narcissistic Alexithymia?" by Francis Levy, HuffPost

and watch the trailer for Erotomania

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