Did you know that behind pathological narcissism lies a healthier, functional version?
I wish to address myself to you, my professional colleagues, and to share and discuss with you my insights concerning some well-known psychological terms. I elaborate further upon these concepts in my new book The Enigma of Childhood – The Profound Impact of the First Years of Life on Adults as Couples and Parents.
In the course of my work as a psychoanalyst, I was amazed to discover that narcissism functions from birth as an emotional immune system for the familiar in our true Selves. We are triggered by our narcissism to be attracted to sensations of familiarity and resist or reject strangers and otherness, just as biological immune systems protect the body from pathogens such as bacteria and viruses.
This reconceptualization improved my therapeutic technique with patients suffering from pathological narcissism.
If you wish to know more about me and about my book please visit my website: www.ronniesolan.com/EnigmaOfChildhood