Name: Sam Vaknin Alias: ['The Narcissist', and 14 unknown...] Classification: Artificial Identity Race: Human Gender: Male Birth: 4/21/1961 Biological Age: 59 Earth Years Chronological Age: 10,254 Light Years SCAN Rank: | B B | B D TIIN Rank: | A B | A D Reviewer Rank: 4 stars Organizations: - The Machine Occupations: - Public speaking - Research - Therapy Relationships: - The Asshat Variables: $IMMUTABLE: -0.95 | # Unfortunately. The world has ruined him. $WOKE: +0.80 | # Almost definitely.
The Narcissist reflects light back at his followers, showing narcissist just how they will become, if they cannot change. He has, in fact, changed himself; his persona is nothing more than an Artificial Identity.
The Narcissist was responsible for the creation, and application, of Cold Therapy upon Fodder. Succinctly, Cold Therapy is:
Cold therapy is based on two premises: (1) That narcissistic disorders are actually forms of complex post-traumatic conditions and (2) That narcissists are the outcomes of arrested development and attachment dysfunctions. Consequently, cold therapy borrows techniques from child psychology and from treatment modalities used to deal with PTSD. Cold therapy consists of the re-traumatization of the narcissistic client in a hostile, non-holding environment which resembles the ambience of the original trauma. The adult patient successfully tackles this second round of hurt and thus resolves early childhood conflicts and achieves closure rendering his now maladaptive narcissistic defenses redundant, unnecessary, and obsolete. Cold therapy makes use of proprietary techniques such as erasure (suppressing the client’s speech and free expression and gaining clinical information and insights from his reactions to being so stifled). Other techniques include: Grandiosity reframing, guided imagery, negative iteration, other-scoring, happiness map, mirroring, escalation, role play, assimilative confabulation, hyper-vigilant referencing and re-parenting.
Hope there’s a reason
For questions unanswered
I just don’t see everything
Yes, I’m inside you
Tell me how does it feel
To feel like this
Just like I do
— from Drowning Pool - “Tear Away”