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Narcissism

Psychological and Social

Etymonline.com:
  • value from O.Fr. value"worth, value" pp. of valoir "be worth," from L. valere "be strong, be well, be of value"
  • worth O.E. weorš "equal in value to," from P.Gmc. *werthaz toward, opposite, hence equivalent, worth" (cf. O.Fris. werth, O.N. veršr, Du. waard, O.H.G. werd, Ger. wert, Goth. wairžs "worth, worthy")

The modern personality disorder category of narcissism is distinguished by fiercely autocratic decision-making, and inability to form emotional bonds due to a severe lack of empathy.

Narcissists treat people as if they were things. Their behavior is distinguished by acts of uncaring cruelty . They suffer from violent temper and are generally incapable of admitting any type of wrongdoing.

In their childhoods, even a small infraction caused the mother to completely withdraw her love (to the point that she would refuse to recognize the child = "you bring shame upon me; you don't exist"). Surviving these attacks of severe psychological invalidation from the Mother requires building a shell of inflated 'specialness' and complete denial of any possible blame.

Adult narcissists survive by absolute and consistent denial of any possibility that they may have committed any crime, large or small, including murder. In their surface mind, they are perfect. However, in their deeper hidden emotional chamber, they are terrified of rejection and self-hating. Their extreme lack of empathy allows the narcissist to commit crimes of the most heinous type. But since they lack conscience, their belief in their own righteousness is impenetrable .

Narcissists are psychologically shaped by their shame-fearing mother s. Driven by a deep shame about their social status (usually some form of illegitimacy) these mothers overcompensate by raising "perfect" children. The mother hyper-praises her children for normal, conventional behaviors, telling the kids that they are extraordinary, special, remarkable, better than others.

The other half of the narcissist-making recipe is sudden "freeze-out" withdrawal of maternal love. Because the mother's terror of shame is so easily triggered, even small infractions by the child are met with a sudden and intense withdrawal of affection. The child grows up in a state of over-praise and over-criticism, which leads to a bloated ego-membrane covering a toxic, self-hating soul.

The children of this mother who must avoid humiliation at all costs tend as adults to lack friends. The narcissist acts autonomously. He trusts no one except the siblings, who have the same inner terror and who form a self-referential extension of one's own inner truth. As adults narcissists typically maintain strong (whilst competitive) bonds with siblings of the same gender from the same mother.

  • A female narcissist keeps tightly competitive and often obsessive relationships with her sisters but has no other real friends due to terror of rejection for impurity.
  • A male narcissist keeps tightly competitive and often obsessive relationships with his brothers but can form no other friendships due to terror of rejection.

Narcissists are not sociopaths (normally) nor are they paranoid or schizophrenic or other diagnosis. Due to their deeply festering (but tightly covered) self-hatred, narcissism is often"co-morbid" with self-polluting practices such as alcoholism or sexual addictions.

Males are often addicted to sex, rage, drugs and over-budget expensive displays of treasury . Feminine Nativities are often addicted to self-purification or physical perfecting practices such as obsessive hatha yoga, purging or extreme fasting, over-budget expensive clothes, and cosmetic surgeries.

Living free of the normal anti-criminal conscience imposed by empathy for fellow humans, narcissists often rise to the heights of material power

The condition seems to be particularly acute when Rahu occupies bhava 1-6-10-11

Great narcissists in recent history include:

Cuba-Dictator 1926-2016 Fidel Castro * Rahu in bhava-12 in 10th-from-Chandra * ambition for heroic leadership
  • shamefully illegitimate son of teenage kitchen-maid. Castro was born on his married father's estate. FC functioned as an extreme autocrat; showing no qualms about massive imprisonment, widespread poverty, and misery among his people (Ketu-6.unconcerned with suffering). Closed his nation's economy for control purposes (Azlesa) Citizens subsist in dire poverty, while living 100 miles from the richest nation in the world. Maintains a very close lifetime bond with his brother Rahul, who is effectively an extension of himself. Passes the dictatorship to Rahul.

Russ-Soviet 1878-1953 Man-of-Steel Josef Stalin "Man of Steel". Rahu-Makara-Draco * Rahu in bhava-2 * nichha-Guru-yuti-Rahu * Rahu in 9th-from-Chandra * ideology, doctrine, Marxist eschatological belief

  • Raised in shame as the son of a dirty serf mother brutally beaten by her abusively violent husband. His three siblings who died in childhood were possibly beaten to death. Soso needed to be strong. Once aspired to be a priest. Estimated 20 million murdered in his prison camps; millions more died from famine while he imposed his own economic ideology, and millions more in bloody battles he directed from his fortress, the Kremlin. Unlike Castro, Stalin had no surviving siblings. Lacking a self-referential sibling to buffer his narcissistic pollution, he was pure autocrat with zero empathy and a colossal agent of world terror.

Russ-Empress 1729-1796 Noble Maidens Catherine the Great . * Rahu in bhava-10 * Ghataka Kala-Sarpa Yoga

  • Likely an earlier incarnation of Stalin. Daughter of a notoriously controlling but emotionally cold mother who greatly preferred her son. (Mother may have suffered from borderline personality disorder. Mother alternately praised young Catherine for cultural accomplishments that increased royal marriageability while criticizing and invalidating her as ugly, misshapen, and disgustingly female. Thus a female narcissistic is born. Yekaterina's narcissism is confirmed by her easy willingness to poison, strangle, and exterminate her political enemies - including former lovers and fathers of her children - as well as her long-lasting, iron-grip autocratic rule of Russia.

Apple Computer 1955-2011 Steve Jobs

  • SPJ = hailed as a creative innovator. The general public admired him as a tireless promoter of a brilliant new electronic-communications era. SPJ is recognized as helping to usher-in a new phase of technology-based civilization. Yet many who worked and lived closely with SPJ experienced him as a relentlessly driven self-promoter, unable to share creative authority + lacking empathy Despite his billionaire rank, SPJ disavowed charitable giving. Narcissists are focused on those of higher status, who seem to hold the privileges. Narcissists often display genius. They rarely express concern for those below them.
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