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Reflecting back over my teens and twenties, realize I have suffered/still suffer from narcissistic tendencies. Clearly recognizing the quirks and shadows in my own personality during a year long crazy meltdown back in the twenties, have used many modalities over the years to heal a variety of perceived Psychosis, mostly yoga and meditation. Hopefully the narcissism is somewhat tamed now ! The World can be rather hard on narcissists and yes there are many tricky personalty traits that a skilled narcissist will utilize that are not pretty or nice. It is good to remember that narcissism often is a sign of childhood trauma ! Also, We exist in a culture that tends to propagate some of the most undesirable qualities of the human psyche and actually rewards them: ego, lust, longing for name and fame, idolizing beauty, likes on social media etc . . . so really narcissism is a quality that needs to be purged from the collective as well. Something I ask myself a lot lately: Can you truly set aside your own ego for the greater good of all ?