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Unread October 1st, 2006, 04:31 PM
draganog draganog is offline
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Unhappy Self Absorbed

I have a friend who seems to always turn any situation into a conversation of how he is better at this or that. His faith is stronger, his toys are better, he has done it all. I see this person spend very little time with his family unless it is an activity HE wishes to do. I have strarted to see similar patterns in his 10 year old son. Others in our small group of friends also see this behaivor. He is a very outgoing person who can be very funny and it aboviusly intelligent. What is this type of behaouivr called and what can you tell me about it.
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Unread October 28th, 2006, 05:51 AM
alexandra_k alexandra_k is offline
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Default Re: Self Absorbed

Well... This is just my unprofessional guess so take it or leave it as you see fit...

Typically... I find that people who are keen to talk themselves up do that because they feel inferior or insecure in themselves. What they seem to be looking for is some validation / support from the environment. Something along the lines of 'wow yes, your faith is pretty strong' and 'yes, i see, that is a very cool toy!'.

Narcissism. That might be the term you are looking for...
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Unread October 31st, 2006, 04:33 AM
idomind idomind is offline
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Default Re: Self Absorbed

You could take the time to listen to this person. Ask him straigt away why he does this. Ask him if he feels insecure.
We don't see the things as they are, We see them as we are.
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sk8rgrl23 sk8rgrl23 is offline
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Default Re: Self Absorbed

I thought this was a website for professionals but I see every other thread is from lay people who are seeking advice on personal problems.
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