What do you like about this subject? Narcissism is a phenomenon, which affects society and culture in profound ways. I am always taken aback by the multitudionous aspects and manifestations of Narcissism: philosophical, cultural and societal.
What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field? To crack the code, of course. To be able to comnmunicate in this private language of suffering endured and abuse inflicted.
Something interesting about this subject that others may not know: The Narcissistic Personality disorder (NPD) is a pernicious, vile and tortuous disease, which affects not only the Narcissist. It infects and forever changes people who are in daily contact with the Narcissist. In other words: it is contagious. It is my contention that Narcissism is the mental epidemic of the twentieth century, a plague to be fought by all means.
Something controversial or provocative about this subject The Narcissist’s partner must have a deficient or a distorted grasp of his self and of reality. Otherwise, he (or she) is bound to abandon the Narcissist’s precarious ship early on. The distortion is likely to belittle and demean the partner – while aggrandizing and adoring the Narcissist. The partner is, thus, placing himself in the position of the eternal victim: undeserving, punishable, a scape