posted on Jul, 20 2013 @ 07:54 PM
reply to post by Dark Ghost
Well Narcissism is truly false self esteem. Narcissists don't in fact, have good self-esteem and try to overcompensate for it by attempting to
convince themselves as well as the world around them that they are of high worth.
And self esteem affects one's dignity and confidence, as without thinking much of yourself, one's confidence in their abilities, as well as strength
to behave in a dignified manner is complicated. The three are heavily intermingled.
And I don't see where one can have an excess of confidence or self respect, as these are finite aspects of the human psyche. To have maximum
confidence and self respect, is to acknowledge the full worth of your being. Anything in "excess" cannot be labeled as such, but rather a warped
interpretation of one's worth.
And this is where the excess of self esteem is where such a warped interpretation of one's worth comes in. So I agree on that point, that in excess,
it can be dangerous. And in excess, one no longer has true self respect or confidence. As their external behaviours may appear to be so, but the
determining factor of self-respect and self confidence is intent.