Erich Fromm on Group Narcissism

In his book The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness, Erich Fromm discusses group narcissism as one of the most important causes for aggression. Ordinary narcissism is, according to Fromm, the attempt to feel safe by convincing oneself of one’s intrinsic superiority, as opposed to trying to overcome existential anxieties through work and connection to others, which would beContinue reading “Erich Fromm on Group Narcissism”

On Narcissism

Donald Trump has sparked interest in the phenomenon of narcissism. The characteristics of narcissism are: grandiosity sense of entitlement lack of integrity lack of empathy manipulation (lying, blackmail, gaslighting) superficial charm impoverished internal world, emptiness Narcissists suffer from an inability to regulate their self-esteem, which leaves them caught between grandiosity and feelings of shameful inadequacy,Continue reading “On Narcissism”