We have an immense population of high level narcissists. Our narcissistic society gives them huge passes especially if they hold wide and deep swaths of influence and power
Don’t try to wake up a high level narcissist from their slumber of intractable delusion and extreme self-entitlement. They will scream in your face, shame you, mercilessly punish you with endless vile projections.
The high level narcissist has been lost in the desert of non reality throughout all of his years. This is particularly the case if he or she is the golden child. From the beginning this kid was selected as the special chosen one who symbolized the perfection, brilliance and promise of his parent(s). He is a miraculous child, a demi deity, who, from the beginning was venerated like a prince, princess, queen or king.
As a very young child this individual was not required to think of the welfare of others, how his or her presence was having a positive or negative effect upon others. The budding narcissist was given the run of the family, allowed, even encouraged to act out in the most outrageous ways. Cruel and mean, this little narcissist didn’t develop a working conscience or genuine empathy.
Rather the narcissist was encouraged to fulfill his wishes and desires without limit.
The elite from the beginning does not develop a sense of shame over committing a cruel act on another.
The golden boy or girl elite high level narcissist is so over entitled that their sense of self becomes pathologically inflated and highly delusional.
The mother and/or father of the narcissist continues to defend this individual regardless of his ugly cruel behaviors, betrayals, empty promises, habitual lies, double dealing.
In this zeitgeist of toxic pathological narcissism the elite golden boy or girl fits smoothly in the environments of extreme self-indulgence, an obsession with the perfection of one’s external environment and person, the frenetic search for “the best” whether this is in the form of exotic escapes, opulent lifestyles among the crème d’ le crème of society. Elite high level narcissistic must have more’s wander the earth in a never ending fever of hunger and satiation.
There is the preciousness of your warm human heart that lifts you from the pain and dreariness of childhood wounds. This is the direction you are taking: authenticity, imagination, your creativity, the exquisite beauties of nature and art, the gift of inner peace, the quieting of the winds that reveal your essence, your sacred individuality.
Linda Martinez-Lewi, Ph.D.