Friday, December 16, 2016

Quote of the Day

The severity and intensity of this disorder comes from the NPD (narcissistic personality disorder) individual's desperate pursuit to gain a sense of self.  He consciously understands none of this, yet his inner need to feel worthwhile causes him to manipulate people in order to maintain an endless supply of attention, control, status, money, power, or recognition.  This single-minded purpose covers the almost malignant anxiety and emptiness he feels.

-- Eleanor D. Payson, The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists, p. 7

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