“Narcissists do not consider the pain they inflict on others; nor do they give any credence to others’ perceptions. They simply do not care about thoughts and feelings that conflict with their own.” ~Dr. Les Carter, Enough of You, Let’s Talk About Me (more…)
Is it healthy narcissism, toxic narcissism or NPD? There is one differentiating factor, Healthy narcissism is self-focus, self-confidence, self-interest and personal drive, but these qualities must coexist with a healthy concern for others and the ability to genuinely empathize with them.
Unhealthy, toxic narcissism and NPD involve the lack of empathy and concern for others, combined with an unhealthy amount of self-focus. Learn more about healthy narcissism vs toxic narcissism.
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