Well today’s blog is going to be educational in many different aspects. We are going to dive headfirst into the narcissist and narcissism and try to wrap our heads around the true meaning of a narcissist and why narcissism is running rampant in the addictions industry amongst its professionals and its recovering drug addicts. We will also make it painfully obvious as to why narcissism hinders one’s ability to fully recover from addiction. We are even going to touch base on a true story about a real life narcissist who prays on business owners and company owners willing to give him their hard earned money for marketing ideas, only to steal their money and then use narcissistic ways to try to keep the stolen money.
But let’s start this educational blog with narcissism and it’s true definition from the Webster’s dictionary. So narcissism true meaning in the noun sense is “excessive admiration in oneself or in ones own actions”. In the psychology sense the meaning of narcissism is “selfishness, involving a sense of entitlement, lack of empathy and a need for admiration”. And the psychoanalysis of narcissism is “ A SELF-CENTEREDNESS ARISING FROM FAILURE”.
So now that we have discussed the true meaning of narcissism and what fuels a true narcissist, let’s go over a few narcissistic tactics that a true narcissist will use.