Sunday, December 18, 2016

Quote of the Day

We all have some of what may be termed narcissistic needs such as the need to be valued, admired, understood, or simply recognized as a unique person.  During painful periods, we become much more narcissistic, or self-centered, and our demands for attention, mirroring, validation, etc., increase.  However, when we feel better, we generally return to a baseline ability to reciprocate in our relationships.  Instead of only taking, we give-and-take by listening, understanding, validating, and supporting others.

-- Eleanor D. Payson, The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists, p. 10-11

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