To Re Quote narcissism
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understand narcissistic disorder, one should know a few things about psychology and psychiatry. First, psychiatry and psychology are ultimately separated by the fact that the former now focuses on providing medication, and the latter more on personal contact with people.
Psychiatry made a huge step forward in the last 65 years, where the first “antipsychotic” medicine was discovered. Until then it was more theoretical and not so practical and was not taken as seriously.
The fact that it is producing drugs is why it appears to be popular today, yet it is still rather short lived, and a basic remaining problem is that it is still not known how the brain or the mind works fully. The drugs are also still under development, the models are new, the findings are still developed, and most of all there is a big problem with its understanding and practice, including the methods of diagnosis, treatment and resolution.
Personality disorders is a term which covers more wide profiles of behaviour that some people exhibit. These profiles overlapped from inception. Later it appeared that people exhibited both personality disorders at the same time, which is known as comorbidity. Drilling further into the issue, psychiatry has discovered that perhaps even this is not enough, as sometimes people exhibited mixed behaviours from different profiles, so it is currently trying to define more specific characteristics. Overall, psychiatry is still a very evolving -now- science.
Narcissistic personality disorder
Narcissistic disorder has been very widely misunderstood. One of the reasons is that the model for it was from an ancient Greek myth of a young man called Narcissus, who was looking at his reflection on the lake until he died there, and paintings inspired from popular artists such as Caravaggio and Salvador Dali and others. It is said that narcissists love themselves too much. But this is a misconception.
The reality is that narcissists do not love anyone. They have a problem with the perception of their inner self, and cannot feel genuine love. So they neither really have a self, nor do they love. They treat themselves and others as objects, not full people who communicate efficiently with others.
Since narcissists cannot self-reflect, they perceive the world by looking at the reactions of other people, and acting according to those. They only see the impressions of things as per how other people react to them, and believe that this is what it is like to have a personality.
The difference with non-narcissists is that while fancy or shocking things can catch anyone’s attention, they are not the only means by which people communicate, but rather the outside facet to present another message and initiate other actions and further connection. The narcissists do not realize that.
CREATIVITY AINT NO GIFTEDNESS BLESSING
Gifted people can instinctively recognise one another without IQ and similar tests. You could have one pick the others from a group after little interaction.
They also have their own “compass”. They don’t need advice, they take what they need and find their way on their own.
Also, people who are gifted don’t “have” to do anything because of that. They don’t “have” to perform high just because they can. They are put on the spotlight like monkeys – “now dance for me to see how you dance”. Provide acceptance and the option for useful means and they will use them – if they want to. Not all tall people HAVE to become basketball players by force. Not all good looking people HAVE to become models. And so on. They do it if they want it and feel appreciated for being themselves.
People need to stop asking for gifted children to cover their own insecurities about life. It’s not the gifted children’s problem.
There is probably a link between what is called “empathy” – emotional and cognitive, and giftedness. Gifted children read other people and their deeper intentions so well that others don’t even know. It’s not exactly “emotional intelligence” or “interpersonal intelligence”. But they don’t necessarily act to change others directly.
Gifted children perceive the complexity and uncertainty of life and the world much clearly than most. They are in tune with that complexity. The delusional certainty in which most people think is probably the biggest challenge to deal with – how does one tell others?
I often wonder what exactly the link between the so called “low latent inhibition” and giftedness is. Is it exactly the same thing, or similar? What are the differences? Does the concept “low latent inhibition” even apply?
Creativity per se is not giftedness. Creativity is more like association of ideas and doesn’t have to produce meaningful or rational outputs. Imagination is closer to total dissociation of ideas, to the point where everything is totally abstract. Logic serves to frame ideas through pattern recognition and get from set inputs to set outputs – it is more IQey way of thinking. Low latent inhibition is about not taking known concepts for granted and restarting to wonder from the beginning about what they refer to or how they function. Giftedness certainly involves emotional aspects too – it is rooted with emotion, and probably is somewhere around all of these concepts.