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12th-Jan-2010 11:43 pm
fancycwab
Today I was called a narcissist, which seems like the most unlikely label that could conceivably be applied to someone with a generally negative self-image, but maybe it fits. Anyone want to weigh in with an opinion on what I think of myself? Am I too self-absorbed?
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13th-Jan-2010 08:12 am (UTC)
It seems to me that if you can agonize over whether you are, you're probably not.

You never seemed so to me.
13th-Jan-2010 08:33 am (UTC)
Certainly not according to the DSM-IV diagnostic criteria...

No, I definitely don't think you're a narcissist. Maybe that person just didn't know what a narcissist was. Tell them to insult you with smaller words next time so they can be sure of accuracy. Maybe say "rightness" instead of "accuracy", just in case.

Edited at 2010-01-13 08:35 am (UTC)
13th-Jan-2010 06:20 pm (UTC)
FLILY WINS
13th-Jan-2010 05:19 pm (UTC)
When called a narcissist, a good reply is, "That's not fair. You don't know how hard it is to be this good looking

It's all a matter of perspective. Compared to Mother Teresa we are all pretty damn self-absorbed. Compared to the average reality show contestant, we all look exceptionally well grounded. We're supposed to be selfless, but we're supposed to get to know (and love) ourselves. You can't win.

I love to talk about myself all damn day long, but people seem to like to hear it. I listen to them too, but I'm talker so I'll always take the floor if floor is given to me (Doing it now, ha!) Maybe people think I'm narcissistic, but I don't think I am. If it were a problem and I couldn't keep any friends, I'd evaluate. But it takes all kinds. My more reserved friends seem happy to let me ramble on so they don't have to. If you're happy with who you are and it doesn't seem to impact the relationships you care about, navel gaze all you want.
13th-Jan-2010 06:22 pm (UTC)
A ha, an excellent point! It's true: you are awfully good looking, Fancy.
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13th-Jan-2010 07:24 pm (UTC)
Yes this. (except my example would have been a former business associate.)
14th-Jan-2010 03:55 pm (UTC)
I never mention myself to anyone without worrying if I'm being a narcissist. Which makes me self-absorbed. It's pretty sick.
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