Posted by Rich (22.214.171.124) on August 11, 2003 at 17:12:09:
In Reply to: Suspicious of the DSM posted by Charlie (126.96.36.199) on August 11, 2003 at 10:25:51:
> One can be a narcissist without the feeling of grandiosity, according to the dsm.
So? I would define narcissism as ego inflation. As a compenatory narcissist, I don't feel any graniosity about me as a person, I don't expect you to do so either.... HOWEVER, I take real pride concerning my accomplishments & talents! ( Disregarding the fact that God gave these talents to me in the first palce, and gave me the means & time to improve myself.... )Its not who I am, but rather, what I can do!
I'll go more into compensatory narcissism in your other question.... Rich
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