Revision: 10 Apr 2023
- A dysfunctional pattern of self-obsession that is present to varying degrees in all unenlightened beings.
- An extreme manifestation of ego, which serves to illuminate the nature of ego (fearful, confused, defended, depressed, traumatized, self-centered, etc.).
- When strongly present, narcissism is considered to be pathological. However, even subtle expressions of the pattern are sufficient to turn heaven into hell.
- The evolutionary value of narcissism is helping humanity to see its own patterns of self-centeredness and dysfunctional tendencies.