Narcissism

FOBO (Fear of Being Ordinary)

“When I look at narcissism through the vulnerability lens, I see the shame-based fear of being ordinary. I see the fear of never feeling extraordinary enough to be noticed, to be lovable, to belong, or to cultivate a sense of purpose.” – Brene Brown

Double Bind

“There is simply no winning with a narcissist. He will treat you so horribly that you will become withdrawn and depressed and then he will turn around and say you’re no fun anymore. You’re always so depressed. I need to be with someone more positive.” – Susan Williams

House of Mirrors

“I know now that one of the characteristics of evil is its desire to confuse.” – M. Scott Peck

Self Interest

“Half the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don’t mean to do harm, but the harm (that they cause) does not interest them. Or they do not see it. Or they justify it because they are absorbed in the endless struggle to think well of themselves. – t.s. eliot

Is That Ok?

“I am a recovering people pleaser. Is that ok?” – Anonymous

It Might Hurt a Little…

“Truth is like surgery. It hurts, but it cures. A lie is like a pain killer. It gives instant relief, but has side effects forever.” – Unknown

Word to the Wise

“Nice people don’t necessarily fall in love with nice people.” – Jonathan Franzen

Perfect Your Chemistry

“You give up your narcissism, your egotism, that’s how you achieve chemistry.” – Nick Nolte

Keep it Separated

“The opposite pole to narcissism is objectivity; it is the faculty to see other people and things as they are, objectively, and to be able to separate this objective picture from a picture which is formed by one’s desires and fears.” -Erich Fromm

Reckoning

“When a person tells you that you hurt them, you don’t get to decide that you didn’t.” – Louis C.K.