Friday, 18 December 2009
narcissistic suicidal aggression
Three recent studies on narcissism show:
1. Narcissists are motivated to achieve a desired outcome (probably further personal glory) but not that motivated to avoid a negative outcome.
2. Depressive symptoms induce paranoid symptoms in narcissistic personalities (but not narcissistic symptoms in paranoid personalities).
3. On-line gamers are reported to be high on the narcissism and aggression, and low on self-control. (see Grand Theft Auto)
Source and image: http://neurologicalcorrelates.com/wordpress/2008/05/20/new-psychological-research-on-narcissist-narcissists-are-motivated-by-gain-than-deterred-by-potential-loss-narcissists-get-paranoid-when-depressed-and-gaming-addicts-are-high-on-narcissism-and-aggr/
"Narcissistic Suicidal Aggression"
In "Remarks on Psychic Causality," Lacan coins the term "narcissistic suicidal aggression" (aggression suicidaire narcissique) to express the fact that the erotic-aggressive character of the narcissistic infatuation with the specular image can lead the subject to self-destruction (as the myth of Narcissus also illustrates)
Taken from: http://nosubject.com/Narcissism