Flattery towards people who admire and affirm them narcissistic supply Detesting those who do not admire them narcissistic abuse Using other people without considering the cost of doing so Pretending to be more important than they actually are Bragging subtly but persistently and exaggerating their achievements Claiming to be an "expert" at many things Inability to view the world from the perspective of other people Denial of remorse and gratitude These criteria have been criticized because they presume a knowledge of intention for example, the phrase "pretending to be". Thus classification requires assumptions which need to be tested before they can be asserted as fact, especially considering multiple explanations could be made as to why a person exhibits these behaviors. Masterson identified what they called the seven deadly sins of narcissism:
These are letters we received about stories that appeared in the January — February issue of L. Who do you admire? I always thought that there was no one who I would admire in my life.
The reasons being because everywhere you look people are shallow, they never think of others. That person is my brother. I have three brothers. Growing up, most times they were harsh. I never had anyone to play with me or have a conversation with. They always looked down on me since I was the youngest.
Since the biggest age gap was between me and them, sometimes they would take time to talk to me but most times they were off in their own world. But all of them had their good traits and the one I most admire is my second-oldest brother.
Coming out for him was the hardest. My mom and dad did not know how to deal with it. So they hit him. They thought the solution was beating the gay out of him and treating him harshly.
I remember going to church and keeping him as the secret of the family. I could only imagine how he could feel being the black sheep of the family— staining our family.
To this day, those words stay with me since he knew who I was when I was young. Even when I was denying it because society said we were sinners, he came up to me and said what needed to be said.
Those simple words touched my heart and I have never forgotten them. I love him so dearly. Because of those words I knew exactly what he went through, those words had the pain he went through laced all around them.
I am proud to say he is my brother and my hero. He is the one who inspires me to be myself and not care what others say about me. Because after all these years no matter what happens I know he will be there for me, because despite of all the prejudice in the world he will never back down from who he is, and neither will I.
Well, to start off, my mom was not born anywhere near the U. She was born on the other side of the world: She grew up during a time when making money to help the family was much more important than receiving an education. She grew up during a time of war, which made it that much harder for her to receive food and simple, everyday necessities that we here in the U.
Despite all these hardships, my mom still managed to get an education, start a family and accomplish something that would change the course of my life forever.
She worked and worked and worked, and eventually she saved up enough money to get my entire family of five over to the States. Secondly, I admire her because of her strength. About five years ago, my dad was diagnosed with a brain tumor. When I heard the news, I broke down and cried. She held herself together very well.
Whenever anyone needed a shoulder to cry on, they would look for her. Just the other day, I asked my mom why she never cried.
I would cry all the time. I would cry when you kids were off at school.Recently, the viewer Amir left a comment on our video, Things I Get the Most Compliments On. “Raphael, I’ve been upgrading my style.
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Good article! My mother is a martyr, mind-reader, character-assassinator narcissistic. She speaks behind my back when she has the opportunity to do it. I am a year old, highly educated woman who can say that throughout my life I have been able to quasi-understand and respect men and their behaviors.
Why I Admire My Mother When someone has done so much for you, where do you begin? Alexandra Sobczak Alexandra Sobczak May 16, views.
views. comments. She’s smart. She does it because she is one of the most caring and loving people I know, but I hope that she also sometimes takes the time to put herself first, too. Clouds wander in the sky, some pregnant with rain, some tremulous in hope, one wanting to drench parched earth to partaken stupor, another seeking to be spent as a dewrop on a leaf blade while damp earth muses nearby.
"In Mother American Night: My Life in Crazy Times, a tender, scattershot memoir co-written with Robert Greenfield, the fact that Barlow, who died in February at 70, 'nearly became America’s first suicide bomber' is presented as a (thankful) near miss in a remarkably 'Zelig-like life.'It is probably time to retire that shopworn conceit, which invariably nudges biography toward name-dropping.