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Is it possible for Asthenophobia to manifest as narcissism?

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March 23, 2008 7:44AM

It would be interesting to know why you ask? As I understand it Narcissism is not so much a fear of weakness as a fear of being loved for being ones self. If this true self is more gentle and passive than the unrealistic expectations being put on the developing narcissist this could certainly be the case. Kim Cooper author of "Back from the Looking Glass" Living with the Personality Disorder that causes emotional and domestic abuse.