Kim Saeed; Outdated Narcissist Freud Information

The concept of narcissism as a defense mechanism is a sorely outdated theory that was first developed by psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud in 1914. He proposed that people use narcissism as a defense mechanism to protect themselves from feelings of inferiority, shame, and low self-esteem. Freud believed that people with narcissistic personality disorder have an excessive need for admiration and an inflated sense of their own importance (basic, vague).

Many of Freud’s theories were either proven wrong or received great criticism from his peers. Freud largely worked with people who were mentally ill. Further, his ideas, which were highly subjective, were born from his obsession with sex.

Here is a sampling of ideas from Sigmund Freud that have been proven false:

  1. The Oedipus Complex: Freud suggested that all boys went through a stage in which they had sexual desires for their mothers and wanted to kill their fathers. This was later disproven.
  2. Psychosexual Development: Freud proposed that our development is determined by the sexual desires of our childhood, but this has been disproven by research.
  3. Unconscious Desires: Freud believed that most of our behavior was determined by unconscious desires, but this has been disproven by research.
  4. Penis Envy: Freud suggested that girls had an unconscious desire to have a penis, which has been disproven.
  5. The Death Drive: Freud suggested that we have a drive towards death, but this has been disproven by research.

Yet, the field of mental health is founded largely on these archaic Freudian ideas, which are doing immense damage in the world and coddling abusive personalities.

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Author: GreatCosmicMothersUnited

I have joined with many parents affected with the surreal , yet accepted issue of child abuse via Pathogenic Parenting / Domestic abuse. As a survivor of Domestic Abuse, denial abounded that 3 sons were not affected. In my desire to be family to those who have found me lacking . As a survivor of psychiatric abuse, therapist who abused also and toxic prescribed medications took me to hell on earth with few moments of heaven. I will share my life, my experiences and my studies and research.. I will talk to small circles and I will council ; as targeted parents , grandparents , aunts , uncles etc. , are denied contact with a child for reasons that serve the abuser ...further abusing the child. I grasp the trauma and I have looked at the lost connection to a higher power.. I grasp when one is accustomed to privilege, equality can feel like discrimination.. Shame and affluence silences a lot of facts , truths that have been labeled "negative". It is about liberation of the soul from projections of a alienator , and abuser ..

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