Is Jussie Smollett A Narcissist?

DISCLAIMER

We know that racism, bigotry and hate crimes exist and we are, in no way, diminishing stories and the experiences of those who have fallen victim to such crimes. Our article is an investigation on signs of possible Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

“And thus I clothe my naked villainy…and seem a saint when most I play the devil.”-Richard III, William Shakespeare.

Mention Narcissism, and most people think of Beautiful Narcissus from Greek mythology, daring vixens like Sharon Stone’s character in Basic Instinct or cold serial killers like Ted Bundy. We are often incredibly fascinated by the thought process and ‘’raison d’être’’ of narcissists and psychopaths and many people do not believe that narcissism is a condition that could have an impact on their lives, at any stage.

Let’s Take a Look at the Profile of a Narcissist.

BY DEFINITION

Narcissism is a disorder in which an individual possesses an overly inflated sense of self-importance. Narcissistic Personality Disorder, or (NPD) is a formed coping mechanism, used to mask a fragile ego which was developed during infancy. Narcissism is often birthed from trauma. Narcissists have little to no empathy for others and are unable to properly manage their self-esteem without some form of validation from those around them.

Through flawless manipulation, violation and other very common tactics used by narcissists, Jussie Smollett (based on current Chicago police allegations against him) seems to have offered a problematic solution for his emotional need of public recognition.  His actions seem to have been planned and executed, without remorse or empathy. According to Robert Millman, a professor at Cornell’s Weill Medical College, a psychological syndrome unique to many celebrities has been identified and named “Acquired Situational Narcissism.” This form of narcissism often begins with monumental success.

THE TELL-TALE SIGNS

Listed below are signs of a narcissist:

-Overly Promoting oneself to hide a fragile ego

-Inability or unwillingness to empathize

-Violation of the rights of others

-Having a ‘rules do not apply to me’ attitude

-Incredible level of financial success

-Abusive behavior toward close friends and family

-Often in the public eye

-Manipulation

Narcissists constantly violate the rights of others, and condemn people who care about them. They are often calculated, and use this technique to nourish their own ego.

ARE YOU NOTICING SIGNS OF A HARMFUL MENTAL DISORDER?

The good news is that many people who show signs of narcissistic personality disorder can learn to improve, in order to live better with people around them.

This month, I will help you gain insight on how to determine narcissistic behaviors in your partner.  If you find that you are in a relationship with a narcissist, I will guide you on ways to develop a more healthy, and happy relationship.

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