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Enlightenment....Its Dark Side

Shadow Wolf

Certified People sTabber & Business Owner
Not true. We see narcs everywhere nowadays, and they are not spiritual at all (most of them)
This is why we don't armchair diagnose people. Narcissism is a personality disorder and diagnose it. It is immoral and unethical to so widely amd grossly [mis]apply it.
 

Revoltingest

Pragmatic Libertarian
Premium Member
Their "no pollution" vehicles.:rolleyes:
Electric vehicles, PC wokers, self professed psychiatrists, nu-athiests, Christians, Muslims, I could go on and on and on.
BTW, my stock has risen among my ultra-leftish friends,
now that my compound is 100% solar (as soon as the
last electric meter is replaced.)
But I ordered smug-free components.
 

Revoltingest

Pragmatic Libertarian
Premium Member
Don't forget the cyclists with cameras on their helmets :D
If I did ride much these days, I'd get a helmet cam.
But it'd be the kind that records accidents.
Experience tells me that it's essential to have evidence.
One cannot always depend upon witnesses to chase
the perpetrator to his home. (Been there...done that.)
 

Shadow Wolf

Certified People sTabber & Business Owner
Don't forget the cyclists with cameras on their helmets :D
I've seen and heard about so many dickweed drivers being abusive cretins to cyclists I can't blame cyclists for doing that because it really is a safety measure at this point.
 

Secret Chief

Pragmatic Libertarian
If I did ride much these days, I'd get a helmet cam.
But it'd be the kind that records accidents.
Experience tells me that it's essential to have evidence.
One cannot always depend upon witnesses to chase
the perpetrator to his home. (Been there...done that.)
Isn't that the only reason to have one?
 

stvdv

Veteran Member: I Share (not Debate) my POV
This is why we don't armchair diagnose people. Narcissism is a personality disorder and diagnose it. It is immoral and unethical to so widely amd grossly [mis]apply it.
Yes I agree, you should not [mis]apply it
 

Shadow Wolf

Certified People sTabber & Business Owner
IF you are lucky (and not blind)
A high end estimate is 5% of the US population. A low end is .5%. Either way, they aren't all around us.
You need to quit seeing this into people and feeding stigmas. It's an unethical amd damaging practice.
And not so difficult to know the difference; as it is, as you said, a "big difference", so it's easy to spot (when a little awake)
Apparently it is because of all these people running around using the term, not even realizing the stereotypical image of a narcissist isn't what you're likely too in a real one, and some you can't spot going by this image at all because these narcissistic do not live up to that reputation.
 

Shadow Wolf

Certified People sTabber & Business Owner
Please speak for yourself.
I'm not. This is a bad practice amd terrible habit.
Why It’s a Bad Idea to Play Armchair Psychologist.


At the same time, there are considerable drawbacks to “diagnosing” others with a mental illness.

  • You could be wrong. Accurate diagnosis requires careful evaluation and elimination of other possibilities. For example, we might think a person is withdrawing socially because he’s indifferent to relationships, when in fact he’s paralyzed with fear about what others think of him. Psychiatric diagnosis is complicated, and virtually impossible without interviewing someone directly.
  • Diagnosis can cut off the conversation. While knowing a person’s diagnosis might be informative, it conceals more than it reveals when it glosses over individual differences. Depression is a good example—one person might be depressed secondary to a chronic health condition, while another might battle episodes that arise for no identifiable reason. Placing someone in a category can prevent us from trying to more fully understanding their experience.
  • Mental health diagnosis can be misused. Despite a growing understanding of mental health conditions, widespread stigma remains. Accordingly, psychiatric labels may be weaponized. For example, someone might be annoyed by a person’s attention to detail and brand them with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). In contrast, we probably would never use a person’s medical diagnosis as an insult (e.g., “She’s so annoying—I think she has the flu!”).
  • Casual diagnosing can make behavior that is actually normal seem unhealthy. We create an artificial distinction between health and illness when we’re quick to assign psychiatric diagnoses. For example, everyone experiences ups and downs in their mood, but not everyone meets criteria for depression or bipolar disorder. We also risk minimizing the gravity of these devastating conditions.
  • People don’t like it. Perhaps the best reason to avoid informal psychiatric “diagnosis” is that people generally don’t want to be diagnosed by non-professionals, for all the reasons discussed above.
What Is Armchair Psychology, And Why Should I Avoid It? | Betterhelp
Armchair Psychology Can Be Dangerous - The Good Men Project
Armchair Diagnosis: Just Don't | this ain't livin'
 

stvdv

Veteran Member: I Share (not Debate) my POV
I'm not. This is a bad practice amd terrible habit.
So, if you know it's a bad practice then I it seems a good idea to me that you don't do it
No need to tell me what I should or should not do though. I can think for myself
I don't tell you what you should or should not do, do I?

IF I need your advice, I will let you know
 

Shadow Wolf

Certified People sTabber & Business Owner
So, if you know it's a bad practice then I it seems a good idea that you don't do it
No need to tell me though. I can think for myself
I don't think for you, do I?

IF I need your advice, I will let you know
I'm not doing it. You're the one who said you see narcissists all around. You don't. You are armchair diagnosing amd reading that into people.
 
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