Hug A Narcissist Today

photo (6) I’ve heard again and again that someone who updates Twitter or Facebook too often is a narcissist.  The idea is that they are only thinking about themselves and tooting their own horn for the world to know how awesome they are.  I’m not so sure.

Is narcissism wrong?   I guess it gets bad when you love yourself and no one else.  Or…it’s probably bad if you love yourself more than God.  But what’s wrong with thinking you are awesome?  I think you are awesome. God thinks you’re awesome. Most of the time, I find what you have to say fascinating.  I’d rather you err on the side of being narcissistic than being so quiet and introverted that you can’t even look someone else in the eye or speak confidently about an issue you feel is important. (I’d label myself as an introverted narcissist, but that’s a different story)

I care!  I want to hear your chipper self, working through your day, finding out all sorts of amazing things about you along with you.  I think you’re pretty neat. 

What if little Isabelle came home from Kindergarten one day and said, “Mommy, my teacher thinks I am special.” and I said to her, “Isabelle, don’t say that.  You are being narcissistic.”

You’d call me a bad mom. 

Everyone has doubts about their special-ness.  Why do we need to create more doubts when most people feel pretty rotten about themselves.  Why don’t we encourage the narcissists?  Why don’t we let them know they really are special?  God thinks they are. Hug a narcissist today.  It will help you feel better about yourself.

11 thoughts on “Hug A Narcissist Today

  • October 14, 2010 at 10:01 am
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    Well, initially I was going to say “what’s the point, I’m sure they’ve already hugged themself this morning” but then I read what you wrote and I agree…let’s all hug a narcissist…yeah, I mean you and ME! Great post!

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    • October 14, 2010 at 2:57 pm
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      We all need someone to care, even if we care a lot about ourselves. 🙂

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  • October 14, 2010 at 11:48 am
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    I love this post! What a great way to look at it. Wouldn’t have thought of it like this on my own. I do enjoy sharing my day cause I think I’m blessed with much humor throughtout my day and would love others to laugh with me! I think I’ll give you know who a hug….ME! 🙂

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  • October 14, 2010 at 1:41 pm
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    There’s so much hugging going on over here…it’s nice. Good post. I often question myself when I put two status up on facebook in one day. haha. But since you love me so much maybe I should open get a Twitter account or maybe I’ll just hug myself instead and we can call it a day.

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  • October 14, 2010 at 2:38 pm
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    I love others better when I show me some love too. I think we all do. It all has to be balanced. hugs all around!

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  • October 15, 2010 at 9:09 am
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    great attitude! I love this and had to RT! 🙂 *hugs*

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  • March 20, 2011 at 9:09 pm
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    From a self proclaimed narcissist – we all hate each ourselves inside. There is so much negativity surrounding this trait, in fact this is the only positive post I’ve come across. It is refreshing that someone has the insight to see the positive side.

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