20 Narcissist Quotes For Mindfulness
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Narcissism is defined as an absurd fascination with oneself or excessive self-love and vanity. The psychoanalysis meaning is from the German word ‘Narzissismus’, coined in 1899 by Paul Näcke. While it is normal for a human being to be selfish, being a narcissist is entirely different and can turn into a serious mental illness of Narcissistic personality disorder.
Social media and pop culture gave rise to narcissism. Today people are obsessed with their pictures; they seek validation and cannot see beyond themselves. They are ready to do whatever it takes to look good and get more likes on social media platforms. They lack compassion and do not care about others feelings or emotions, even for their loved ones.
These are 20 narcissist quotes that we have compiled for mindfulness.
“For the most part people are not curious except about themselves.” John Steinbeck (2008). “The Winter of Our Discontent”
The only principle that governs their minds is the question “How do I look?” “The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle”. Book by Haruki Murakami, 1997
“You can teach a narcissist to show up on time, but you can’t train them to listen once they get there.” Dr. Ramani Durvasula
“When I look at narcissism through the vulnerability lens, I see the shame-based fear of being ordinary. I see the fear of never feeling extraordinary enough to be noticed, to be lovable, to belong, or to cultivate a sense of purpose.” Brené Brown (2013). “Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead”
“Narcissus weeps to find that his Image does not return his love.”
“And we need to know what it is to be human if we are to avoid becoming narcissists.” Alexander Lowen
“Half the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important … They justify it because they are absorbed in the endless struggle to think well of themselves.” T.S. Eliot
“Hate is the complement of fear and narcissists like being feared. It imbues them with an intoxicating sensation of omnipotence.” Sam Vaknin (2014). “A to Z of Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder Encyclopedia: The Narcissism Bible”
“I like to be admired from afar, and then complimented up close.” Gena Showalter (2016). “The Darkest Seduction”
“Half the pain in human life comes from gazing in mirrors.”
“I understand perfectly because I’m in love with myself. The fact that I’m not transfixed in front of the nearest mirror takes a great deal of self-control.” Anne Rice (2002). “Blackwood Farm”
“The ‘I’ is the ego that we must avoid at any cost, if we truly wish to be different from narcissists. Instead of using ‘I’ repeatedly, it would be wise to replace it with ‘we’.” Mwanandeke Kindembo
“Narcissists would rather lie and humiliate you than to admit that they were in the wrong.” Mitta Xinindlu
“Narcissism is voluntary blindness, an agreement not to look beneath the surface.” Sam Keen
“Every generation narcissistically believes they are the greatest generation.”
“If you want to go from being adored to devalued in the blink of an eye, simply insult the narcissist.” Tigress Luv
“Narcissism and self-deception are survival mechanisms without which many of us might just jump off a bridge.” Todd Solondz in “Sanity and Solitude: Cogent Ramblings of a Lone Aesthetic”. Book by Bob Spencer
“Individuality should not translate to narcissism. Realizing the strength of individuality is an accomplishment while being narcissistic is a failure.” Amitav Chowdhury
“Narcissism is, indeed, the new world order.” Dr. Ramani Durvasula
“Narcissistic love is riding on the rollercoaster of disaster filled with a heart full of tears.”
There’s a very thin line between self-love and narcissism, and the latter can turn into a serious mental disorder. I hope these narcissist quotes helped you to understand the issue in a better way.
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