Are you born narcissistic or is it something one becomes because of influence?

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  • 8 years ago
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    Well, there's something called Narcissistic Personality disorder, and when I looked it up, here were some causes:

    ~An oversensitive temperament at birth

    ~Excessive admiration that is never balanced with realistic feedback

    ~Excessive praise for good behaviors or excessive criticism for bad behaviors in childhood

    ~Overindulgence and overvaluation by parents, other family members, or peers

    ~Being praised for perceived exceptional looks or abilities by adults

    ~Severe emotional abuse in childhood

    ~Unpredictable or unreliable caregiving from parents

    ~Valued by parents as a means to regulate their own self-esteem

    Only the first cause can be related to birth, so I hope this answers your question! :)

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