Narc Alarms
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Narc Alarms

The “Devoted” Narcissist

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No matter what label they take (covert, malignant, vulnerable, etc.), all narcissists are pathologically self-focused, venal, and controlling. An effective mask for this is often manufactured “devotion” to a target or some cause greater than the narcissist (e.g., religion, social justice, family). They present themselves as self-sacrificing and demand praise for it. A familiar “devoted” narcissist is the stage, sports, or academic parent, who…

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Kitanya Harrison

Kitanya Harrison

*squinting in Nanny of the Maroons* | Read my essay collection, DISPOSABLE PEOPLE, DISPOSABLE PLANET: books2read.com/u/mBOYNv | Rep: Deirdre Mullane