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The narcissist ages without mercy and without grace. His withered body and his overwrought mind betray him all at once. He stares with incredulity and rage at cruel mirrors. He refuses to accept his growing fallibility. He rebels against his decrepitude and mediocrity. Accustomed to being awe-inspiring and the recipient of adulation - the narcissist cannot countenance his social isolation and the pathetic figure that he cuts.
As a child prodigy, a sex symbol, a stud, a public intellectual, an actor, an idol - the narcissist was at the centre of attention, the eye of his personal twister, a black hole which sucked people's energy and resources dry and spat out with indifference their mutilated carcasses. No longer. With old age comes disillusionment. Old charms wear thin.
Having been exposed for what he is - a deceitful, treacherous, malignant egotist - the narcissist's old tricks now fail him. People are on their guard, their gullibility reduced. The narcissist - being the rigid, precariously balanced structure that he is - can't change. He reverts to old forms, re-adopts hoary habits, succumbs to erstwhile temptations. He is made a mockery by his accentuated denial of reality, by his obdurate refusal to grow up, an eternal, malformed child in the sagging body of a decaying man.
It is the fable of the grasshopper and the ant revisited.
The narcissist - the grasshopper - having relied on supercilious stratagems throughout his life - is singularly ill-adapted to life's rigors and tribulations. He feels entitled - but fails to elicit narcissistic supply. Wrinkled time makes child prodigies lose their magic, lovers exhaust their potency, philanderers waste their allure, and geniuses miss their touch. The longer the narcissist lives - the more average he becomes. The wider the gulf between his pretensions and his accomplishments - the more he is the object of derision and contempt.
Yet, few narcissists save for rainy days. Few bother to study a trade, or get a degree, pursue a career, maintain a business, keep their jobs, or raise functioning families, nurture their friendships, or broaden their horizons. Narcissists are perennially ill-prepared. Those who succeed in their vocation, end up bitterly alone having squandered the love of spouse, off-spring, and mates. The more gregarious and family-orientated - often flunk at work, leap from one job to another, relocate erratically, forever itinerant and peripatetic.
The contrast between his youth and prime and his dilapidated present constitutes a permanent narcissistic injury. The narcissist retreats deeper into himself to find solace. He withdraws into the penumbral universe of his grandiose fantasies. There - almost psychotic - he salves his wounds and comforts himself with trophies of his past.
A rare minority of narcissists accept their fate with fatalism or good humour. These precious few are healed mysteriously by the deepest offense to their megalomania - old age. They lose their narcissism and confront the outer world with the poise and composure that they lacked when they were captives of their own, distorted, narrative.
Such changed narcissists develop new, more realistic, expectations and hopes - commensurate with their talents, skills, accomplishments and education. Ironically, it is invariably too late. They are avoided and ignored, rendered transparent by their checkered past. They are passed over for promotion, never invited to professional or social gatherings, cold-shouldered by the media. They are snubbed and disregarded. They are never the recipients of perks, benefits, or awards. They are blamed when not blameworthy and rarely praised when deserving. They are being constantly and consistently punished for who they were. It is poetic justice in more than one way. They are being treated narcissistically by their erstwhile victims. They finally are tasting their own medicine, the bitter harvest of their wrath and arrogance.
Based on my book "Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited"
� 2003 Lidija Rangelovska Narcissus Publications
No they don't. They have enough self-control to not "break down", and even when they do go into mental hospital voluntarily, it's always within a narcissistic agenda.
However, some narcissist do get hospitalized for a co-morbidity psychiatric disorders, meaning they get hospitalized not for NPD. Cases shown that they make exceptionally difficult patients to deal with.
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Original; He killed his sister. Remake; He killed his sister, her boyfriend, his mothers boyfriend and a school bully.
No, they shouldn't. Maybe it is a little weird that they believe in vampires, but they shouldn't be judged on what they believe. It would just be like judging people on their …Catholic believe, or Muslim believe. Live and let live, is my opinion.
Yes. A dog can "lose his mind". Some dogs can suffer from anxiety and/or neurosis from various reasons. Sometimes boredom or inhumane confinement can effect a dog's mind. Some… breeds may be more prone because of their temperment. It is always wise before getting a new dog to research the personality traits and temperment of different breeds. Don't get a breed of dog that is high-strung or needs a lot of excercie if you don't have the time or patience to deal with him. Knowledge is your best bet. Study different breeds until you find the one that will fit into your family situation.
I was @ a mental hospital sucks for me
He went to rehab because he was addicted to sleeping pills.
If you are diagnosed with MPD, and are in treatment for it, the chances are very high that during the long treatment process you may need one, two, or several short hospitaliz…ations for stabilization. If you have no therapist treating you, then no, hospitalization rarely occurs. See, you become more crazy during the therapy as everything comes up, and often painful memories as well, which in turn bring out a patients urges to hurt him/herself, or others who reside in the same body and are called alters.
he did go to a mental hospital for 6 months and he also went to rehab
I don't know... you should know better about yourself than me.
Because being around other people in such a small space could mess them up even more. There's too many people in such a small place for them. Most important: They need speci…al mental treatment and mental care which is not available in jail.
Alison has a twin named Courtney, Courtney was never spoken about because she had a mental issue. While Courtney came home to switch to a different mental hospital, alison's m…om mistakes Alison for Courtney and takes her to the hospital instead of taking Courtney. Mrs. Dilaurentis doesn't believe Courtney (really Alison) because Courtney has a reputation of pretending to be Alison.
They will die because the world is ending of course
No, she won't.
That depends... Mental hospitals are for insane or people with mental disorders, and the fact that you have tried to kill yourself does not necessarily mean you're insane. But… you might want to talk with a psychologist or someone else.
There are so many . . . I can think of bipolar disorder, depression, disassociation disorder, panic disorder, personality disorder, asocial disorder among the many.
Well those people that need realy help is mostly those who dosent want to go or feel like normal. But u should vissit the hospital if u think u need help. But its only u who k…now what would be best for u.
Irish Mental Hospital Workers' Union ended in 1926.
Aradale Mental Hospital ended in 1993.