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Is there a relation between narcissism and poor character?

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Dr. Martha Stark
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: No :)

Unhealthy narcissism is not an indication of "poor character" so much as an indication that the person, as a child, was probably not given enough positive reinforcement and stroking.
As a result, the person has a craving to be stroked and validated and complimented and often the center of attention. But this does not make the person a bad person, just a vulnerable person.

In brief: No :)

Unhealthy narcissism is not an indication of "poor character" so much as an indication that the person, as a child, was probably not given enough positive reinforcement and stroking.
As a result, the person has a craving to be stroked and validated and complimented and often the center of attention. But this does not make the person a bad person, just a vulnerable person.
Dr. Martha Stark
Dr. Martha Stark
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Nice answer!
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Narcissism

The hallmark of a narcissist is an immense ego, grandiosity, and self-importance, as well as being entitled, and a tendency to use and objectify others as well as thinking of people in all-good or all-bad terms instead of shades of gray.
The core of a narcissist is profound insecurity and poor self-esteem.

In brief: Narcissism

The hallmark of a narcissist is an immense ego, grandiosity, and self-importance, as well as being entitled, and a tendency to use and objectify others as well as thinking of people in all-good or all-bad terms instead of shades of gray.
The core of a narcissist is profound insecurity and poor self-esteem.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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