How the Narcissist Infects People´s Minds

13 thoughts on “How the Narcissist Infects People´s Minds

  1. Leela_Z says:

    This accurately describes what OUR current government is doing! That´s exactly the way they´re operating. And I personally suspect that they really believe their own BS, because I suspect that they´re Mid Rangers and some may be even Lessers. They don´t seem to do it that well, because more and more people are “boo”-ing at them or even throwing eggs, tomatoes and rotten foods at them.

  2. In so many words says:

    Thank you, HG. I so appreciate the videos that help us understand our world, and this is one provides great insight. I hope in not too distant future this video gets the tens of millions of views that it deserves, as does the one about narcissists inventing the concept of romantic love.

    I have seen the third group, the ones that care about an issue, be infected by confusing correlation and causation. This is especially evident among those who oppose vaccines. Autism symptoms start at about the time when a toddler gets the MMR vaccine. These symptoms are devastating for a parent to watch, and they have few answers about why. Covid vaccines were administered to large population groups, and as would be expected given statistical probabilities, some who got the vaccine had negative health events at the same time.

    Do you think the narcissists who are peddling an idea or a worldview deliberately use confusion between correlation and causation? Or is it just a correlation 🙂 Or depends on whether it is a Greater narcissist?

    1. HG Tudor says:

      It is deliberate, the difference is awareness of the deliberate behaviour.

  3. Contagious says:

    What about Robert F Kennedy and the vaccines?

    1. Leela_Z says:

      Sssh! We shouldn´t discuss those 💉💉💉 in this blog. Once we discussed about that (politely, nicely) but Sensei H.G. told us, not to (not even polite, factual discussions).

  4. Contagious says:

    HG I asked this on your YouTube. Do leaders who lead groups that commit hateful crimes like beheading 40 babies have an ideology or is it a facade? Just to get fuel or control. Or a psychopath for that matter to keep a goal of power. Ie Hitler. Or do they have a true belief? Or does it vary. I get normals who have fear, a worry, or an invested interest or get a favor. But then there are the children who are indoctrinated at a young age ie Hamas educated children at a young age to hate Israelis and accept violence. Do the leaders create narcissists or take normals merely infected at a young age or both? And where do empaths fit in? You don’t mention them.

    1. HG Tudor says:

      They have an ideology.

    2. Leela_Z says:

      That are really good questions. What I personally observed during the last couple of years was that empaths were convinced to do the right thing. Their traits of justice, compassion, truthseeker, love-devotee, etc. had been totally corrupted. They were so convinced that they do the ONLY right thing! And those who were not doing this “right thing” were kind of “traitors” or “public enemies”. Empathic traits can be corrupted by ideologies (no matter which one). Empathy can also be eroded and then the end justifies the means. An empath can kill too: in self-defense, in desperation! It just takes much much much much more for an empath to go that far than for a psychopath. A psychopath is capable of doing anything if that fits their goals and purposes. But if an empath sees no more other choice …. 🤷‍♀️

  5. WiserNow says:

    This is an interesting post, mainly because the ‘infection’ of people’s minds can be entrenched, pervasive and difficult to counter.

    Back when I was in the first year of a university degree, one of the subjects was about economics. I can’t remember the exact name of the subject but it was generally akin to ‘Economics 101’.

    This is going back about 30 years so it’s some time ago, however, those who were young students back then are probably still working and may even be in management or leadership roles.

    In this first-year economics subject, I remember two particular central concepts taught as seemingly unquestionable principles. They were:

    1) The earth’s resources are unlimited. That is, the resources in supply (by producers) and demand (by consumers) are forever available and they are available in unlimited quantities. This concept was the basic underlying premise that economic ‘theories’ were based on.

    2) Profit maximisation is the primary goal and indicator of ‘success’ for a business. That is, all other business objectives are not as important as profit maximisation. Furthermore, when considering the ‘success’ of a business, the ‘bottom line’ was the main thing to consider.

    Even back then when I was a first-year student, I did not agree with these two central concepts taught in this ‘economics 101’ subject. I could see clearly all the potential problems that could arise from believing dogmatically in these concepts.

    How does a first-year student counter the theories preached by a professor at the lectern of a university hall and written authoritatively in countless academic text-books? How does a young, naive woman stand up and disagree with a male professor who is more than twice her age without being ridiculed and roundly mocked and avoided?

    As it turns out, those two basic economic concepts have turned out so well for the world haven’t they?

    1. Enthralled says:

      Hi WiserNow,

      I fully understand what you went through – I have a similar experience from my uni days and your frustration with what is considered to be the status quo – was something I experienced also. Different subject and parameters – but just as disempowering.

      The pushback to questioning anything that affects the normal status of current thought is deemed almost criminal and hinders forward thinking.

      My degree around 20 years ago was in psychology and criminal behavior – I admit that I never did anything with it in the end. What I found in my final year in conducting my own empirical study for my dissertation (related to criminal behavior within the workplace) – was the discrepancy in how individuals scored in personality and psychopathy tests to real-life situations. I linked well-known and routine scores from the questionnaires (questionnaires that underpin much of the psychological research within this particular area) to how people reacted to the tests I created.

      Around halfway through – 2 individuals who had scored low on the questionnaires and low for manipulative/ unethical behavior in the tests – one got caught stealing from work and then arrested for drunk driving. The other person got kicked out of uni accommodation for selling drugs.

      Whilst this did not influence my actual study – they filled in the questionnaires as nice people and preceded through the tests in this mindset. My results confirmed that motivation-opportunity and psychopathy are the 3 fundamental factors in determining unethical behavior and the lack of one of these factors reduced the behavior significantly.

      Questioning the validity of questionnaires to determine either personality or psychopathy was met with derision. I would have loved to go on and do more research in this area – but life took me in a different direction – besides getting what I would have needed to do past an ethics committee would have been near impossible – learned that with the study I did do lol

      1. WiserNow says:

        Hi Enthralled,

        Your example about questioning the validity of questionnaires being met with derision is interesting. I think it’s the case that every area of study or knowledge or work has practices or theories that are firmly entrenched and part of the status quo even though they are not accurate.

        Once a practice or belief is generally accepted and in place, it is hard to change it. A major change happens only when it is increasingly obvious that it’s not working or something drastic happens.

        This topic about the way narcissists infect people’s minds is very interesting and an innovative way of looking at things.

      2. WiserNow says:

        Hello again Enthralled,

        Also, I’d like to add that I am grateful to HG for this post and for raising this aspect of narcissism and explaining it.

        When I said, “This post is interesting”, my words did not effectively convey my appreciation in full for HG raising this aspect and explaining it eloquently and clearly.

        HG’s articulate explanation greatly assists us here to examine and discuss how the status quo is formed and established; and how to understand our own reactions and responses to it.

        Thank you, HG, for helping people to understand narcissism more clearly with this insightful and well-explained post.

  6. Asp Amp says:

    The image is interesting as it seems to me that something is trapped and trying to escape, or, it could be the part of the mind that was not to develop further ie the part that was ‘shut’ down as a baby (unborn one even), depicting the neurodiversity? There’s also the tree of knowledge.

    The video was great too 🙂

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