Is Narcissism A Natural Reaction To Trauma? Sam Vaknin & Vinny Eastwood
Narcissism has risen to epidemic proportions and accelerating due to urbanisation, family unit destruction and rampant social media use.
Without extended family units and smaller communities, narcissists have been forced to expand into the online domain in an effort to obtain the narcissistic supply (attention) they need.
But, with all the demonisation of this condition in non-clinical discussions online, it may have escaped many's attention that the symptoms of complex post traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD) and Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), are so similar, one might even call them identical.
The question emerges, is narcissism just a natural reaction to trauma?
What is narcissism?
Is it a post-traumatic condition?
A positive adaptation?
Are narcissists the new elite?
A form of artificial intelligence?
Is narcissism a new faith?
A conspiracy against the masses?
Narcissistic and psychopathic leaders throughout history: biology or mere coincidence?