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Anonymous asked in Social SciencePsychology · 6 months ago

why do people think that self love is not narcissistic when it clearly is?

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  • LP7
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    The word narcissist has been overkill these last few years.Previously it was "egotist" or something along those lines.Basically expression of character while loving oneself is actually healthy.Another extreme is being vain.To truly love someone its important to love oneself.i.e nurturing, gentle and caring in quiet expression.Enhances clarity of perception and attraction to people of same ilk.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    There is a misunderstanding here. We've come to speak of people with narcissistic personality disorder, for short, as "narcissists".

    But narcissism is a tendency present in every human person, and useful (for self preservation purposes, healthy competition...)

    The problem is when that narcissistic tendency becomes hypertrophied and appears AT THE EXPENSE of others (you feel so good about yourself that others are just your stepping stone, you don't care about their needs, etc).

    Loving oneself, and taking good care of oneself, doesn't have to incompatible with loving others, admiring their successes, helping them, sacrificing your comfort in favor of someone else on occasions... These things a "narcissist" (a person with narcissistic personality disorder) cannot do.

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  • 6 months ago

    "Narcissism is the pursuit of gratification from vanity or egotistic admiration of one's idealised self image and attributes." - wikipedia

    To some extend one has to love self, to be able to get basic necessities. I would pose that some love of self is required to be even headed human, but if it dose go over certain amount and one can only think of themselves it is clearly harmful and would be right to call out.

    Yes self-love CAN be narcissistic but is not always that, judgement is doable only on per person basis.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    The ones who don’t believe self-love is a dedication to narcissists are most likely narcissists in denial of their true selves.

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