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  • August 26, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    As the daughter of a narcissist, the sister of 3 narcissists, and the former employee of a narcissist, your quote that narcissists, “avoid introspection for fear of what they’d discover,” is wrong. Narcissists have brains and bodies that are physiologically different from the rest of us. There is no hidden, subconscious motivation to avoid looking in the mirror out of fear or for any other reason. Narcissists are not fully formed human beings, emotionally. Something is missing. Self-awareness isn’t possible because the capacity for it isn’t there in the first place. Narcissists are like two-dimensional paper dolls. The third dimension, which involves a number of higher human qualities, like the capacity for self-awareness, compassion, empathy, the capacity to listen, compromise, etc., there are all just gone. This is why you can’t heal a narcissist or sociopath. The raw material just isn’t there.

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