the 21st century disease

Although narcissism has been with us since the beginning of humanity, I really think that it’s hitting its peak this century.

I don’t have a car, so have to use public transportation…

This means I’m subjected to narcissistic behavior each time I travel on public transport.

People will literally share (broadcast) their lives while talking on the phone, on public transport….and we are all forced to listen. a captive audience!

Just like codependency, we all have some level of narcissism within us. It’s a matter of degree, but there are a lot of people out there that are extreme narcissists.

I had it badly until I had a breakdown in 1999. after the breakdown my personality changed dramatically.

I had that extreme ‘body’ narcissism. so I would dress provocatively all the time, to get the maximum attention. scary.

Social media is not to blame, it’s only a symptom. Social media would not exist without its followers.




7 responses to “the 21st century disease

  1. Great post! I love social media as a tool for sharing ideas and experiences, and finding out what is happening in my community. It can definitely be used for narcissistic and predatory purposes. With so much available now in social media, we have more choice – that’s a good thing.

  2. I deal with it in my family as well. I see it in myself sometimes and I hate it. Fortunately I hear it and stop the behavior. What I can’t stand is being on the subway and people talking loudly and interfering with my quiet time. They have to shout over the hum of the subway which makes it even more annoying. Some people are so rude.

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