Narcissism

Narcissism
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Social media has made people think that being self-centered is common. People want to get likes and positive comments on social media, and this can make them act in a self-centered way. This is called narcissism. Some people have a problem called “narcissistic personality disorder.” They care more about themselves than others and may hurt people’s feelings. It can be hard to help them because they don’t think they need help.
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Social media has made people think that being self-centered is common. People want to get likes and positive comments on social media, and this can make them act in a self-centered way. This is called narcissism. Some people have a problem called “narcissistic personality disorder.” They care more about themselves than others and may hurt people’s feelings. It can be hard to help them because they don’t think they need help.
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The rise of social media has led to the perception that narcissism is prevalent in society. Narcissism has become a popular topic of discussion on social media and in the media, with the search for likes and positive feedback contributing to narcissistic behavior. Narcissism is often associated with selfishness and self-centeredness, and those with narcissistic traits may have a personality disorder called "narcissistic personality disorder." Psychiatrist Otto Kernberg distinguishes between normal and pathological narcissism, with the latter describing extreme variations between feelings of inferiority and superiority. Narcissists are more interested in how they can benefit from a relationship than in learning about the other person. Narcissistic abuse can take many forms, including gaslighting and self-victimization. Therapy may be necessary for those in relationships with narcissists, but treatment can be challenging due to their reluctance to participate in therapy and admit they need help.
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The rise of social media has led to the perception that narcissism is prevalent in society. Narcissism has become a popular topic of discussion on social media and in the media, with the search for likes and positive feedback contributing to narcissistic behavior. Narcissism is often associated with selfishness and self-centeredness, and those with narcissistic traits may have a personality disorder called "narcissistic personality disorder." Psychiatrist Otto Kernberg distinguishes between normal and pathological narcissism, with the latter describing extreme variations between feelings of inferiority and superiority. Narcissists are more interested in how they can benefit from a relationship than in learning about the other person. Narcissistic abuse can take many forms, including gaslighting and self-victimization. Therapy may be necessary for those in relationships with narcissists, but treatment can be challenging due to their reluctance to participate in therapy and admit they need help.
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Narcissisme: où est la frontière entre normal et pathologique?
Les réseaux sociaux donnent l’impression que les narcissiques sont partout. De fait, nous le sommes tous un peu –mais certains plus que d’autres.

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