Big Rowan Ackison (greensh) wrote,
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No Monopoloy on Selfishness

A LJ friend wrote about the presence of sadist people in my their life. I said that I only really relate to masochism. I reflected on the difference. My knee-jerk was that sadists (who I don't fully understand) are more narcissistic. Wikipedia defines narcissism as "generalized personality trait characterized by egotism, vanity, conceit or selfishness". This does not ring true with my theory. People who direct pain outward (sadists) are not more conceitful than people who seek to receive pain (masochists). They are not more vain or selfish either. So, what is the difference, other than the direction of the inflicted pain or emotional abuse?
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