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Origins of Narcissism

Even if a narcissist were to seek treatment – which, of course, is by definition impossible, this is why help would be very hard to provide:

“Narcissistic personality disorder is caused by emotional trauma, usually around the age of three: the shock of safety or love suddenly being ripped away, like a rug being pulled out from under you.”

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2 thoughts on “Origins of Narcissism

  1. Would the trauma be something like the birth of a sibling (and neglect of the older child)? Or would it have to be something more dramatic, like death of parents?

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