Posted in Oedipus Complex, Parental Alienation & Narcissistic Personality Disorder

How do narcissists react to criticism?

The narcissist is forever trapped in the unresolved conflicts of his childhood (including the famous Oedipus Complex). This compels him to seek resolution by re-enacting these conflicts with significant others. But he is likely to return to the Primary Objects in his life (parents, authority figures, role models, or caregivers) to do either of two:

  1. To “re-charge” the conflict “battery”, or
  2. When unable to re-enact the conflict with another.

The narcissist relates to his human environment through his unresolved conflicts. It is the energy of the tension thus created that sustains him.

The narcissist is a person driven by parlously imminent eruptions, by the unsettling prospect of losing his precarious balance. Being a narcissist is a tightrope act. The narcissist must remain alert and on-edge. Only in a constant state of active conflict does he attain the requisite levels of mental arousal.

https://www.healthyplace.com/personality-disorders/malignant-self-love/narcissists-disagreement-and-criticism

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