Health & Fit 5 important myths (and facts) about narcissism
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Famous for his acerbic wit, celebrated writer Gore Vidal once said, “A narcissist is someone better looking than you are.” While he was undoubtedly speaking in jest, plenty of other people really do harbor erroneous. For starters, “narcissism is a trait like introversion or extraversion, not a diagnosis,” says Dr. Craig Malkin, a psychologist and lecturer at Harvard Medical School and author of "Rethinking Narcissism."
And whilehave been dubbed the narcissistic generation – a label they don’t appreciate, according to a 2016 study from Case Western Reserve University – narcissism is hardly generation-specific. (After all, there was the "Me" generation in the 1970s.) The reality is: Narcissism affects people from all ages and stages of life and all genders. Here’s a look at five myths you may be subscribing to, with the truth behind them.
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Myth: Narcissism Is Inherently Unhealthy and Problematic.
Fact: Like many things in life, narcissism occurs on a continuum from healthy to unhealthy (or pathological). On the positive side, people who have narcissistic tendencies are often charming, intelligent and intuitive, experts say. Healthy narcissism involves “seeing yourself through slightly rose-colored glasses,” Malkin says. “It lets you dream big but not at the expense of relationships, and it helps you persist in the face of failure.” A study in a 2014 issue of the journal Personality and Mental Health found that people with the “bold” brand of narcissism tend to score higher on measures of assertiveness, competence and– traits that often help a person succeed in life.
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Narcissism becomes a problem when the person becomes completely preoccupied with himself or herself, needs excessive admiration or approval from others, and shows disregard or. “They often feel like their pain is deeper than other people’s pain, their feelings are more important and nobody has suffered the way they have,” Malkin says.
On the unhealthy (pathological) end of the continuum is narcissistic personality disorder – which is characterized by a pervasive pattern of a grandiose sense of self-importance; a preoccupation with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty or ideal love; a belief that he or she is special and unique; a need for excessive admiration; a; taking advantage of others to achieve his or herown needs; a lack of empathy; or arrogant or haughty behaviors or attitudes. “Narcissistic personality disorder typically bleeds into every aspect of a person’s life – it becomes well- ingrained and entrenched in their lives and their behaviors,” says Tony Ferretti, a licensed psychologist in Melbourne, Florida.
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Myth: Narcissists Feel the Same Range of Emotions That People Who Aren’t Narcissistic Do.
Fact: “Narcissists have an empathy deficit disorder – they’re not capable of empathy as we know it,” says Dr. Judith Orloff, a psychiatrist at UCLA and author of "The Empath’s Survival Guide." “Lack of empathy is the distinguishing feature – full-blown narcissists don’t care about other people’s feelings. They seem to be wired differently.” Indeed, research published in a 2013 issue of Medical Science Monitor suggests that narcissists have dysfunction in their brain’s anterior insula, which mediates the components of empathy, and constant activation in their brain’s default mode network, which is involved with self-reflective processes; the theory is that this may cause narcissists to be unable to relate to or.
Myth: True Narcissists Are Born, Not Made, That Way.
Fact: While there is a genetic component to narcissism, it’s a moderate one. In a study in a 2014 issue of PLoS One, researchers measured two dimensions of narcissism – a grandiose sense of self-importance and a– and found them to be 23 and 35 percent heritable, respectively. The reality is, environmental factors have a strong influence, too. “It’s about a 50-50 mix of personality and environment,” Malkin says.
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Children who don’t experience warm parenting with clear limits or a sense of secure attachment are at particular risk of developing the problematic type of narcissism. In addition, when parents go to great lengths toby constantly telling them they’re amazing, talented or brilliant, this can backfire and create an overinflated sense of self-worth. In a study in a 2015 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, researchers examined the origins of narcissism in 565 children, between the ages of 7 and 12, and found that while self-esteem was predicted by parental warmth, narcissism was associated with parental overvaluation of their children. As the researchers wrote: “children seem to acquire narcissism, in part, by internalizing parents’ inflated views of them.”
Myth: People With Narcissistic Personality Disorder Believe They’re Better Than Others.
Fact: They may behave that way but this can be a smokescreen. “Underneath it all, they have tremendous insecurities and a fear of being rejected or abandoned,” Ferretti says. “They have a very difficult time attaching to people.” In some cases, this may be partly a survival instinct because they were, he adds. A study in a 2014 issue of the Journal of Personality Assessment found that among teenagers, pathological narcissism was associated with low self-esteem, a tendency to internalize problems, poor perceived interpersonal relationships and other forms of maladjustment; by contrast, nonpathological narcissism was positively associated with self-esteem.
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Myth: Pathological Narcissism Can’t Be Overcome.
Fact: It can. But the narcissistic person can’t be in denial, needs to want to change and must be willing to do the hard work that’s required to change, Malkin says. “They need to learn to let people close and to be close to others and develop a secure attachment style. It’s a process of taking off the armor.” It also requires learning to ask for help,and modifying their expectations, behaviors and thoughts.
“Twelve step programs can be helpful for narcissists because they’re put in situations where they have to help or serve other people,” Orloff says. Similarly, encouraging narcissists tocan help because then life doesn’t become all about them, Ferretti adds. Indeed, a series of five studies in a 2014 issue of the Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin found that getting narcissists to increase their communal focus toward others led to a decrease in their narcissistic tendencies in a given situation.
Meanwhile, with narcissists, “the process of therapy is very slow, and change is minimal initially,” Ferretti says. “Narcissists often have little insight or awareness [into their attitudes and behaviors], and most don’t want to change. Often they have to hit rock bottom or their partner insists on counseling, in order for them to. They need to be motivated to change.” But it’s worth the therapeutic effort, Ferretti says, because “even small changes can make a big difference and save a relationship or a job.”
Slideshow: 5 Rare Diseases You've Never Heard Of (Until Now)
- Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a connective tissue disorder involving too-loose joints that easily dislocate as well asoverly elastic, fragile skin and many complications. That long road to the right diagnosis is known as the "diagnostic Odyssey," says, director of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health. With rare diseases, he says, most doctors have never seen a case, so "patients go from doctor to doctor to doctor." Now, he says, with the ease of worldwide communication, the journey to diagnosis takes an average two-and-a-half to three years. Read on for more rare disorders." role="presentation" src="/upload/images/real/2017/08/31/slide-1-of-10-it-took-18-years-for-patricia-weltin-to-get-the-correct-diagnosis-her-daughters-have-a_746669_.jpg?content=1" title="It took 18 years for Patricia Weltin to get the correct diagnosis. Her daughters have Ehlers-Danlos ... - (Getty Images)" />
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Rare diseases by the numbers
- Mary Dunkle, vice president of educational initiatives for the National Organization for Rare Disorders. In this fatal genetic condition, children are born looking healthy but display signs of speeded aging within 18 to 24 months." role="presentation" data-src="/upload/images/real/2017/08/31/slide-3-of-10-one-of-the-most-poignant-rare-diseases-is-hutchinson-gilford-progeria-progeria-affects_263052_.jpg?content=1" src="/img/no_img/content/no_img_content_flip.jpg" lazyload="lazyload" title="One of the most poignant rare diseases is Hutchinson-Gilford progeria. "Progeria affects about 16 pe... - (Getty Images)" />
Progeria: accelerated aging
- comprehensive round-up of rare diseases. Kids with Moebius may have difficulties with feeding, chewing, speech, self-esteem and more. A recent surgical procedure called the "smile operation" can help restore facial movement." role="presentation" data-src="/upload/images/real/2017/08/31/slide-4-of-10-present-at-birth-moebius-syndrome-is-a-rare-neurological-disorder-involving-certain-we_55400_.jpg?content=1" src="/img/no_img/content/no_img_content_flip.jpg" lazyload="lazyload" title="Present at birth, Moebius syndrome is a rare neurological disorder involving certain weak or paralyz... - (Getty Images)" />
Moebius syndrome: facial paralysis
- eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorder, or EGID. People with this rare disease progressively lose tolerance for more and more types of food, which trigger vomiting,and stomach pains. Severe EGID can lead to , ulcers, malabsorption and failure to thrive in kids. Some people may need to take "food hiatuses" to heal and survive on unappealing liquid protein formula, either by drinking or through a feeding tube." role="presentation" src="/upload/images/real/2017/08/31/slide-5-of-10-when-eating-almost-any-kind-of-food-puts-the-bodys-immune-system-in-attack-mode-with-w_48963_.jpg?content=1" title="When eating almost any kind of food puts the body's immune system in attack mode, with white blood c... - (Getty Images)" />
Eosinophilic gastroenteritis: allergic to food
- respond to stress and affects important functions throughout. Blood pressure and heart function, food metabolism and insulin balance all rely on cortisol. Low blood pressure can be life-threatening. Aldosterone, another hormone, may also be reduced. Fatigue, skin discoloration andand salty food are among the many symptoms. After his death, it was confirmed that President John Kennedy had Addison's disease, Dunkle points out. While author Jane Austen was speculated to have died from the disease, scientists now say that's unlikely." role="presentation" src="/upload/images/real/2017/08/31/slide-6-of-10-also-known-as-adrenal-insufficiency-addisons-disease-occurs-when-the-adrenal-glands-pr_934469_.jpg?content=1" title="Also known as adrenal insufficiency, Addison's disease occurs when the adrenal glands produce too li... - (Getty Images)" />
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- cystic fibrosis only affects about 30,000 people in the United States, research advances and advocacy efforts from groups like the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation have amplified the message., Tay-Sachs and phenylketonuria all qualify as rare diseases, Austin points out. Hemophilia is known for its royal connection, Dunkle says, but the bleeding disorder is much less common than the related but little-known disease. And thanks to childhood vaccinations in the U.S., infectious conditions like measles and mumps appear on the NORD rare disease listing." role="presentation" src="/upload/images/real/2017/08/31/slide-7-of-10-some-diseases-although-statistically-rare-may-sound-surprisingly-familiar-while-a-href_984213_.jpg?content=1" title="Some diseases, although statistically rare, may sound surprisingly familiar. While cystic fibrosis o... - (Getty Images)" />
- details his quest in a July 2014 story.) "He was the first child ever in the history of medicine diagnosed with this disorder," Austin says, adding that Might's global networking eventually helped connect about 30 other children with the disease. "We hear versions of this all the time now." The Human Genome Project allows scientists to uncover rare diseases, while online information andallow families and patients to find clues to match puzzling symptoms to possible causes." role="presentation" src="/upload/images/real/2017/08/31/slide-8-of-10-matt-might-is-an-apt-name-for-the-man-who-tracked-down-his-sons-genetic-disease-called_495310_.jpg?content=1" title="Matt Might is an apt name for the man who tracked down his son's genetic disease, called N-Glycanase... - (psphotograph/Getty Stock Images)" />
N-Glycanase deficiency: first child ever
- rare diseases, it often falls on dedicated families to do all the heavy lifting, financial and otherwise. "Imagine what it would feel like if you're the parent of a child with a very bad disease," Dunkle says. "You know the time is ticking and you feel like it's all on your shoulders – to not only take care of your child but also try to find a treatment." In 2011, aswatched her daughter undergo spinal cord surgery, she decided to mobilize the 30 million Americans affected by , regardless of the individual type, and founded the Rare Disease United Foundation." role="presentation" src="/upload/images/real/2017/08/31/slide-9-of-10-with-years-of-uncertainty-watching-kids-suffer-from-serious-a-href-http-health-usnews-_103730_.jpg?content=1" title="With years of uncertainty watching kids suffer from serious rare diseases, it often falls on dedicat... - (Getty Images)" />
- right diagnosis and acting as "citizen scientists" – which Weltin calls herself as she pores through medical databases and scientific journals – are part of the rare disease experience. Isolation, unfortunately, is another. A good starting point for patient and families is NCATS'. Users can link to support groups and clinical trials and talk live to known as GARD information specialists. "We always tell people to realize there's a worldwide community of people with rare diseases who are waiting to welcome them," Austin says." role="presentation" src="/upload/images/real/2017/08/31/slide-10-of-10-pushing-for-the-a-href-http-health-usnews-com-health-news-patient-advice-articles-201_995255_.jpg?content=1" title="Pushing for the right diagnosis and acting as "citizen scientists" – which Weltin calls herself as s... - (Getty Images)" />
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