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Comment author: cousin_it 04 August 2009 10:44:44AM 0 points [-]

So, the Last Psychiatrist article says narcissism is maladaptive for men because it makes women fall for them? That's pretty advanced thinking.

Comment author: spriteless 06 August 2009 02:38:40AM *  0 points [-]

what is this i don't even

edit: I mean, he says it's maladaptive in our culture, not it's maladaptive for spreading your alles furthest. Getting a chick versus being able to trust her.

Comment author: cousin_it 06 August 2009 08:28:26AM *  0 points [-]

I can't parse your comment. How does being non-narcissistic help a man trust women?

Comment author: spriteless 06 August 2009 05:47:27PM 3 points [-]

Narcissists only believe in themselves, by Last's definition. Other people are supporting cast and villains in a movie the narcissist stars in. The chick in the movie might leave the hero, either because she was fooled by the villain or is really a villain all along. Unless you see people as having their own identities, you can't know that person well enough to trust them. (Well, I suppose you could use a different world-model than multiple identities, as long as it's more accurate than a personal narrative, but Last doesn't discuss that.)