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Narcissism Book of Quotes by Sam Vaknin

Narcissism Book of Quotes by Sam Vaknin

This ebook presents a selection of quotes from the collective wisdom of over 12.000 individual discussions.

An all-pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy of behaviour), need for admiration ar adulation and lack of emphaty, usualy beginning by early adulthood and present various contexts. Five (or more) of  the following criteria must be met:

  • Feels grandiose and self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents to the point of lying, demands to be recongised as superior without commensurate achievements);
  • Is obsessed with fantasies of unlimited success, fame, fearsome power of omnipotence, unequalled brilliance (the cerebral narcissist), bodily beauty or sexual performance (the somatic narcissist), or ideal, everlasting, all-conquering love or passion;
  • Firmly convinced that he or she is unique and, being special, can only be undestood by, should only be treated by, or associate with, other special or unique, or high-status people (or institutions);
  • Requires excessive admiration, adulation, attention and affirmation - or, failing thtat, wishes to be feared and to be notorious (Narcissistic Supply).

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