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  •  IMO, guys like ryan who go along with (1+ / 0-)
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    blueoasis

    the status quo; no matter whom it hurts, qualify enough for me.

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    by rebel ga on Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 06:41:11 PM PDT

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    •  I guess as someone who's been through (2+ / 0-)
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      rebel ga, zane

      dealing with someone like this (and been taken advantage of by that person) I know how severe NPD actually is. I get annoyed when people throw around these terms around just to describe people they disagree with.

      The person I had to deal with for many years lost his entire life savings, was fired from nice jobs several times, and now lives in public housing as a direct result of his narcissistic behavior. He has "dumped" most of his family for fictional transgressions. He's manipulative, lies easily, and is quite charming to strangers, but has very limited ability to survive in modern social settings. I could go on, but he's used too much of my energy already...

      •  I agree. but I think that stuff like NPD, (1+ / 0-)
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        decembersue

        not only occurs in stages but also in degrees.

        The person you know is an extreme case. (sociological condition's; ie poverty, childhood poverty, nutrition, education, and many other factors, impact his condition) and the severity of it.

        Whereas someone affluent like ryan, he's just got both feet on that slippery slope! But he's just as dangerous.

        I've known too many sociopaths and narcissists in my time. I know what you mean about them being manipulative.

        I have always been a little narcissistic myself. But I got mine the old fashioned way "I earned it". They used to call me Pain Webber; back in the 80's,  Because I'm so smart.

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        by rebel ga on Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 07:54:42 PM PDT

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