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Posted by Rich ( on August 10, 2003 at 15:42:12:

In Reply to: Millon posted by Jan ( on August 10, 2003 at 11:38:46:

> Dear Charlie,

> I don't think Oldham writes that one cant travel easlily on the continuum between healthy-unhealthy (he has seen many disordered people in clinical practice), However there is a realistic range/potential of development on the continuum for everybody, as well as the possibility to dim or boost other styles in your behavior situationally.

> You are right on the psychopath issue. Millon's chapter on the anti social personality would give you the info you probably want to know. The book called Personality Disorders in Modern Life is really value for money when you want to go deeper than Oldham.

Hello Charlie and Jan:
Millon see narcissism as a continnuum, each end is a different type of narcissism:
Type 1 is the classic narcissism where people see themsleves as better & superior than other people ( The parent telling the child, that it will grow to be a great person someday! )
Type 2 is compensatory narcissism where the child feels devauled, but instead of giving up, resorts to fantasies of greatness. The child can either live in fantasies, or can make efforts to make the fantasies happen in really life.... ( The child has the attitude of, " I'll show you! ", or, " Its payback time! " ) Rich

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