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I've increasingly become interested in the rise of narcissism / narcissistic personalities in all levels of power, grifulvin v online review and in our own communities, grifulvin v online review even families at large. Grifulvin v online review   Of course we all need a good healthy self image, grifulvin v online review however the level of self-consumption, grifulvin v online review deceitful practices and entitlement are disturbingly becoming a trend.  Just taking a look at Goldman Sachs and the rest of the corporate banking structures as prime examples. Grifulvin v online review     I've been curious how (and why) narcissism/sociopathy have become more prominent in our perceptions and even definitions of  "success", grifulvin v online review and how they more importantly play a primary part in  the declination and erosion in our society overall.   I came across this article below -an insightful, grifulvin v online review interesting piece by Avigail Abarbanel. Narcissism and the world of "success" and smoke and mirrors, grifulvin v online review are more intertwined than most people probably realize.  The politics of Narcissism (and how image is more important than reality) http://static.crooksandliars.com/files/uploads/2009/04/culture%20of%20entitlement_8fa84.jpg

                     
Avigail Abarbanel


 I have always believed that my profession has a lot to offer to the understanding of politics. One important contribution we can make is to highlight the relationship between narcissism, grifulvin v online review in particular Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NDP), grifulvin v online review and politics.

A person has to have only five of the following DSM-IV criteria to be diagnosed with NPD. Grifulvin v online review He or she: (1) has a grandiose sense of self-importance;
(2) is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, grifulvin v online review power, grifulvin v online review brilliance, grifulvin v online review beauty, grifulvin v online review or ideal love; (3) believes that he or she is ‘special’ and unique and can only be understood by, grifulvin v online review or should associate with, grifulvin v online review other special or high status people (or institutions); (4) requires excessive admiration; (5) has a sense of entitlement i.e., grifulvin v online review unreasonable expectations of especially favourable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations; (6) is interpersonally exploitative, grifulvin v online review i.e., grifulvin v online review takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends; (7) lacks empathy: is unwilling to recongise or identify with the feelings and needs of others; (8) is often envious of otherso r believes that others are envious of him or her; (9) shows arrogant, grifulvin v online review haughty behaviours or attitudes. Grifulvin v online review (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM IV. Grifulvin v online review American Psychiatric Association. Grifulvin v online review P.661)

People with NPD are everywhere but can be found in particular in areas where there are visible signs of success, grifulvin v online review status and power, grifulvin v online review and where admiration can be obtained relatively easily for example: high level sports, grifulvin v online review entertainment, grifulvin v online review all branches of academia, grifulvin v online review medicine, grifulvin v online review military and law enforcement, grifulvin v online review high level corporate and public service jobs and in politics.

The emotional maturity of people with NPD is that of a 3-5 year old child.
They generate chaos, grifulvin v online review confusion and fear around them. They are divisive, grifulvin v online review and are incredibly harmful (emotionally and otherwise) to anyone under their influence. The closer you are to them, grifulvin v online review the worse it is.

I have worked with many clients over the years who are children of narcissists.
It’s a terrible hidden injury to have to live with. As parents, grifulvin v online review narcissists are not necessarily violent or abusive in any obvious sense. In fact they are more likely to be seen as ‘perfect’ devoted parents. They would often spend a lot of time with their chosen children pushing them to succeed in an area that they happen to value and so that they can put them on display. They might get involved in the child’s activity in some capacity, grifulvin v online review to be seen as selfless and helpful and to be admired by others as devoted parents. Grifulvin v online review Ask the child of a narcissist and he or she would tell you that ‘Dad got involved but he did it for himself. Grifulvin v online review It was never about me’.

I said ‘chosen children’ because if narcissists have two or more children, grifulvin v online review they will often divide them into two groups: the successful versus the unsuccessful, grifulvin v online review the bright and ‘not so bright’, grifulvin v online review those who could do well and those who ‘wouldn’t amount to anything’.
Many children of narcissists live a miserable life either as sad underachievers or as successful perfectionists who never feel they are good enough. Many end up killing themselves, grifulvin v online review or living with depression or substance abuse, grifulvin v online review and no one, grifulvin v online review least of all them, grifulvin v online review understands why. When they come to therapy they don’t feel that they have a right to have problems, grifulvin v online review because their family was not only ‘normal’ but even ‘perfect’. And this is important because image is everything for narcissists, grifulvin v online review and children (and partners) learn to collude early on with the task of making the family and the narcissistic parent look good. The French film Look at Me shows a good example of a successful author who has NPD and the devastating effect he has on his daughter.

Narcissists vary in the degree of 'success' they achieve. Grifulvin v online review
It depends a lot on their particular talents, grifulvin v online review their time in history, grifulvin v online review social class and other circumstances. Grifulvin v online review For example, grifulvin v online review many female narcissists could not have become successful at anything much two hundred years ago, grifulvin v online review when women’s status in society was so low. Grifulvin v online review Unsuccessful narcissists often spend their entire lives feeling bitter and disappointed about a world that they believe has failed to recognise their ‘specialness’, grifulvin v online review their beauty or genius. Grifulvin v online review They can get quite depressed and self-tormented, grifulvin v online review feeling deprived of what they need the most, grifulvin v online review and believe they deserve: recognition and admiration. Grifulvin v online review Narcissists in general tend to have a victim mentality and an unhealthy sense of entitlement. Grifulvin v online review They are incapable of self-awareness and do not own up or take responsibility for their actions. Grifulvin v online review Everything is always someone else’s fault.

Narcissists, grifulvin v online review particularly the successful ones, grifulvin v online review can be extremely well presented. Grifulvin v online review
People who are not too close to them tend to admire them but those who are unfortunate enough to live with them or work closely with them know better.

Less successful narcissists are attracted to more successful ones so that they can bask in their reflected glory. Grifulvin v online review
Behind the unrestrained admiration of celebrity in all varieites lies narcissism. Grifulvin v online review We even have parasitical industries that feed on it and promote it, grifulvin v online review such as glossy magazines (complete with paparazzi), grifulvin v online review and certain television shows whose entire focus is on creating overnight celebrities and feeding them to an audience of narcissists.

The damage narcissists do in the work environment is aptly described by the gifted Australian psychologist John Clarke in his book Working with Monsters. Grifulvin v online review NPD fits well with Clarke’s description of the ‘workplace psychopath’.

But what happens when narcissists run entire countries?
What happens when their decisions and actions affect millions of people, grifulvin v online review especially considering their lack of capacity for empathy or responsibility? Imagine what would happen if you gave a small child all the armies and money they want and enough power to do whatever they want with them, grifulvin v online review and you get the idea.

Politics, grifulvin v online review as it has been practiced throughout human history, grifulvin v online review is a magnet for narcissists because it offers so many advantages: power, grifulvin v online review money, grifulvin v online review privilege of all kinds, grifulvin v online review and most of all status and admiration. Grifulvin v online review
Narcissistic dictators are pretty obvious but even in Western democracies, grifulvin v online review politics includes too many elements, grifulvin v online review privileges and benefits that are all too attractive to narcissists.

If like me you are infuriated, grifulvin v online review frustrated and outright worried about policies that are short-sighted, grifulvin v online review that ignore facts and evidence (e.g. Grifulvin v online review Howard’s response to climate change); policies that promote divisiveness over unity and cooperation, grifulvin v online review suspicion and mistrust over compassion, grifulvin v online review and destructiveness over healing and dialogue, grifulvin v online review look for the narcissist. Grifulvin v online review
If you are shocked and disgusted by white collar crime or corruption, grifulvin v online review look for the narcissist. Grifulvin v online review If you are puzzled by why politics has been practiced with such cynicism and lack of compassion, grifulvin v online review with such shallowness, grifulvin v online review dishonesty and nastiness, grifulvin v online review look for the narcissists.

Big egos, grifulvin v online review resistance to change, grifulvin v online review ruthlessness and dishonesty are not just the foibles of high achievers, grifulvin v online review neither are they the admirable qualities of ‘go getters’. Grifulvin v online review
They are the symptom of a serious pathology. Grifulvin v online review It is important for the public to be able to understand and name what it sees rather than feel dismayed and puzzled by it.

Narcissistic leaders can give a whole society a narcissistic ‘flavour’ by promoting and advancing those who are like them. Grifulvin v online review
The most obvious signs of a narcissistic society are a strong focus on ‘grandness’, grifulvin v online review appearances and spectacles, grifulvin v online review disregard for rules and laws, grifulvin v online review and an empty confusing rhetoric at the expense of real substance. Grifulvin v online review A narcissistic government would spend a lot of money and effort publicising its achievements, grifulvin v online review real or imaginary. Grifulvin v online review Under narcissistic rulers reality begins to mix with fiction and real data about what is going on are covered up.

If we want to live in a compassionate, grifulvin v online review benevolent and rational society, grifulvin v online review based on dialogue and inclusiveness rather than fear and divisiveness, grifulvin v online review and if we want to have a long-term view of problem-solving we must ensure that we never again elect narcissistic leaders. Grifulvin v online review
A good way to prevent narcissists from being attracted to politics in the first place, grifulvin v online review is to reform the way politics is done. Grifulvin v online review A humbler political system that only offers to politicians what they really need in order to do their job, grifulvin v online review that is caring, grifulvin v online review transparent and truly accountable and that is run in the true spirit of service to the people, grifulvin v online review is unlikely to attract narcissists because they will not find in it the commodities they so covet. Avivigail Abarbanel's original article can be found at: http://www.avigailabarbanel.me.uk/narcissism.html