Posted by Charlie (184.108.40.206) on August 10, 2003 at 18:56:44:
In Reply to: Millon-2 Types of Narcissism posted by Rich (220.127.116.11) on August 10, 2003 at 15:42:12:
Interesting. I would tend to think that Oldham is referring to the Classic Narcissist when mentioning the self-confident style. This is more like freuds narcissist, which refers to extreme self-love?
Can the compensatory Narcissist be truly happy if he is able to fulfill his fantasy? Or is it only an inflated happiness? And interesting enough, does the compensatory Narcissist sometimes have a sense that he has abandoned his true self?
> 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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