You've heard the expression "Size matters." In this case I am talking about high level narcissist's:
Expanding egos, outrageous sense of entitlement, multiple stock and asset portfolios, number of homes, yachts, vacation homes, private jets, helicopters, vintage cars, elaborate trips, hedge fund profits, outrageous salaries and bonuses. I understand that some of the receivers of these obscene amounts of money are now whining because some people have publicized that they are being unfair to customers by charging extra fees at their banks. Can you imagine how anyone would have the hubris to complain and moan about this. Well, believe it. High level narcissists are always surprising to those who are not narcissists. I see a lot of "narcissists in training" these days. They fawn over wall street hedge funders who are left unaccountable in any legal or moral way, who help themselves to obscene payoffs while those whom they harm are left behind, grabbing for crumbs or to lick the bottom of a dry bowl.
I frequently hear from their spouses. Some are willing to make the deal with the devil and stayed married with them because they are afraid of being on their own, are more delusional than they think and have become too accustomed to the lifestyle to give it up. Others are desperately trying to gather up the courage and knowledge to leave these psychopathological nightmares. Some make the break and sever the marriage and get back their real lives. They have great courage and resolve. Many of them report that it was the best decision they have ever made.
What matters is quality----of your kindness, empathy, use of your creative gifts, support of friends and family members who need your help now. And what about the people you meet who through no fault of their own are without any kind of support---financial, psychological, medical or otherwise. Fortunately, I have heard from exceptional people who are moving along spiritually----They think about those who are suffering and how they can help to alleviate that pain; they think about living more simply; they care deeply about how we are destroying Nature with collective greed; they think about contributing to the quality of the lives of others. Make yourself heard. Visit my website: www.thenarcissistinyourlife.com
Linda Martinez-Lewi, Ph.D.
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