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Can a narcissist truly feel love for his children? Indeed, it is not possible. Not in the way "normal" humans interpret the word "love"... Based on my book "Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited" (c) 2007 Lidija Rangelovska Narcissus Publications ---- Would anyone like to elaborate on what love is,in the way normal humans interpret?. I think I am narcissistic, but perhaps I am wrong in perceiving the analogy between 'the story of Narcissus' and the way I relate(/do not relate) to another. I think it could be argued, only because I am narcissistic I could ask such a question as to elaborate on what love is in the normal way. So,if I should give my definition of love, 'Doing favors equals loving'. What all does one consider as favors?, it could be anything I guess, but all I think I know is 'that which is similar between myself and another', and 'the way another differs from myself similar to the way I differ from that other'. I relate to another when I see in them what I see in myself. Do self proclaimed non-narcissists think 'You relate to another without seeing in them what you see in yourself'? _________________________________________

Its true that a narcissist can not love in a normal way a parent loves his/her child.

From what I read and experienced (my father is a narcissist) they will only love at their own convenience. When they need that person they will love and do everything for them, but if they don't need them they are distant. This goes back to how everything only revolves around them. But in a way they only care about themselves.

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Can a narcissist love?

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