Neurodivergent intersectional axis
- May 28, 2018
- 74d 15h 38m
This is literally true. If you're a grandiose narcissist in the sense that your inflated ego actually gets fed by the praises of other people, then from the individualistic perspective of therapy, there is nothing wrong with you. Despite the fact that you are most certainly harming others through your self-serving behavior, you are egosyntonic in the sense that your behavior ultimately benefits you and you recognize that fact -- and this is all that matters. "Treatment" over.
It's only if you're autistic/incel that narcissism is considered a problem, because your inflated ego is not being fed by the praises of other people; you are a low status/ugly/neurotic fallen narcissist who is actually disdained by others. Your self-serving behavior does not ultimately benefit you in the social arena, but just makes people hate you more. You are egodystonic due to this conflict of interests.
So how does therapy address the plight of being a giga-IQ'd autist/incel who knows he's above normgroids but does not get recognized for that fact? It attempts to break their ego down, but not completely -- only to the point of accepting the degradations of social conformity, where they can "find meaning in a job," for example, whereas psychopathic Chads and roasties find meaning in having innumerable orgies, tyrannizing the world, and spitting upon the collective good (at the very same time as the autist/incel is told all about the merits of "contributing to the community" or whatever, JFL).
This is very pernicious and reveals an inherent contradiction in therapy. On the one hand, it permits those with high social status to continue exploiting people and maximizing their individual autonomy at the expense of others (indeed, these people do not even "need therapy" for this), whereas for those with low social status, it endeavors to humble them and break their spirit, but not entirely. For if you totally killed off your ego, you would be totally fine with just NEETing for the rest of your life, for example, and not attempting to impress others and be pretentious. This obviously cannot do, because there is no way for psychopathic politicians in the government to tax your individual, creative endeavors as a NEET and for psychopathic, capitalist bosses to pillage your surplus value (not to mention, no way for self-absorbed roasties to get a betabuxx bailout from you).
Instead, you are effectively brainwashed into having the same aspirational desires as normies, and your naivety in this regard is used against you. The fact that you will never achieve a dignified existence through social conformity when you are biologically aberrational is conveniently ignored in therapy. Rather than encourage you to express your narcissism through, say, becoming self-educated and flexing on others in the abstract, you are pushed into college, which is analogues to the indirect passage in a slaughterhouse where cattle are led -- into the butchering of your mind and body in the service of the consumer economy.