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originally posted by: thomadom
a reply to: cheesyleps
I believe your inference is unfounded. PD's are debilitating for those who suffer from them and to use them to make a link between a decline in empathy and an increase in narcissism is entirely confusing. Would it interest you to know that NPD's or narcissism in general has been on the rise for decades?
While i believe the need to fit in has led to people adopting words that they previously didn't use (at least in the context it is currently being used in) this in no way means that these people will or have developed a PD. You can be a narcissist without having a mental illness is all i'm saying.
originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
That is I think. As I said, I was just musing for a moment and how pertinent any of that was is questionable. Thanks for the sounding board.