The Hollow Man – A Look at Narcissism

Dr. Eric Perry

Written by Dr. Eric Perry
Image Credit: Pixabay

“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” ~Carl Jung

The narcissist is much like the hollow plaster statues that are cast to look like those made of solid marble.The facade may be pleasing and alluring, much like Michelangelo’s David. But, if you look closely you will soon realize that the form is actually empty and shallow.

An individual with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) has an inner frailty that they have tried very hard to disguise for most of their lives. They have been so successful at masquerading who they are that at a certain point they lost all presence or awareness of their true selves. They are unable to look inward for any positive insight. They learned early in life that how they felt and who they were as individuals did not matter. What mattered in their childhood is how they…

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