posted on Jun, 23 2015 @ 10:09 AM
a reply to: Profusion
You have the narcissism thing pushing people to new heights backwards. People who believe they are smart, for instance, are more likely to take on
easier tasks as opposed to more challenging ones, so they don't risk looking dumb and failing, but also so they look smart (they would rather do easy
things REALLY well). Narcissism works basically the same way, but with anything that would make them look bad. People who like themselves more equally
than they like others equally are more likely to take on challenging tasks. The way Businesses are operating nowadays, I think some narcissism in
their employees would do them some good.
I'll go down the list, ignoring the relationship aspects, which you already mentioned are terrible.
Has a grandiose sense of self-importance
Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power,brilliance, beauty, or ideal love.
Believes that he or she is “special” and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people
Requires excessive admiration.
Has a sense of entitlement, i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations
I guess no one would commit suicide. The interpersonal exploitation isn't worth the lives of a few depressed teenagers in the long run.