Paranoia is just a form of narcissism?

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Sun, 04/22/2012 - 2:00am


Sun, 01/22/2012 - 3:24am
Sun, 01/22/2012 - 4:11am

You really agree with me? That's fuckin great because I was beginning to wonder if I was crazy. I'm always paranoid, and not just because I smoke weed, I just, am. Ever since I was a kid. The thing is though, that I'm not really cocky, and I don't remember too many people ever telling me that I am. So I wonder if you could just have narcisstic tendencies, like, subconsciously? I dunno, but any input you got is great, lol.

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 12:57am

Sorry, the understanding of narcissism took awhile for me to cope.
I believe that I too contain the known effects of "narcissism" and "egocentrism".
Yes, it does not appear to be a good thing, and I agree.
The subconscious is able to do much things, but by you realizing that this happens, that is now brought into your consciousness.
So pay attention and think about others as well.
This will help to spread the positive energy to engulf other wandering souls.
Definitely not saying it's bad, just saying, it can just be unhealthy at times.
Accept yourself, accept who you are, because you are who you are.
You cannot be defined as some thing.
You are every thing.

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 3:14am

Yeah man, I think that the human race in general is narcissistic, even if it's something I'm just now realizing. It's like this, say your dog went over to your neighbors house and shit in their yard. Well, they don't like that very much. So, your neighbor proceeds to get in his car and run over your dog and there isn't a damn thing you can do about it. He might have killed your dog, but its not "murder", people would say. But why? Because the human race, as a whole, assumes that, because we have the ability to reason, we have one up on the things around us that we can control. Not saying that anyone would run over your dog like that, shit would be ridiculous, but hypothetically speaking, you know. And yes, your subconscious mind is a crazy thing, same with your memory. Anyway, with the narcissism thing, like I said, I'm not really cocky, just have a few tendencies. Which, honestly, happens. But I'm extremely paranoid, even though I'm aware of it. I feel like I have eyes on me all the time, like there's someone watching me. And I know for a fact that there isn't, but I still can't shake the feeling that there is, and that they're going to hurt me. I don't hear voices and shit or see things that aren't there, so I doubt I'm schitzophrenic, just highly paranoid. I wasn't too concerned about it before, but it's been slowly getting worse. I definitely try to accept myself, though that's important in life for sure. You're always your own worst critic, but sometimes you have to give yourself credit for being awesome. (;

Fri, 04/20/2012 - 5:39pm

omg. i agree so hard with u about humans being narcissistic. i had that realization a few months ago. we are some of the smartest beings on the planet and have self awarness. i think intellect brings out narcissism. (not like individually in a person not trynna say all smart guys are like assholes lol) but all together. its crazy...i cant tell anyone my theories and thoughts on humans and behavior because people get really angry and dont understand. crazy. lol just thought it was cool u said that.

Sun, 04/22/2012 - 1:34am
yoinkie Says:

HAHAHA! Oh man, you first sentence, had me on the ground laughing. I agree hella hard with this too! But guys, maybe there is always someone watching, we just dont see them ever.

Sun, 04/22/2012 - 6:18am

pointfive i can relate to the feelings of eyes watching you, i used to have a severe case of that. sometimes i even heard voices, but i think i have a few schizophrenic tendencies from smoking a lot of weed and having a dad who's probably schizo. i'm not dysfunctionally crazy though, i'd say just about as crazy as any one else, well maybe a little more. but anyways, i have entirely overcome my problems of feeling like eyes were watching me or like something around might hurt me. i overcame this fear by deep meditation as often as i could, and taking many yoga classes. find yourself, learn to use and control your body in complex ways, think deeply and let all thoughts go as often as you can. you will realize many things, such as this: right now, you are aware that your paranoia is unfounded, yet it still exists. once you find your center, you realize the facade of the mind, and transcend to your higher consciousness where no paranoia can reach you. only positive emotions and thoughts occur in a state of higher consciousness, for example, some of the most sought after drugs give you a one way ticket to your higher consciousness (or at least a similar state). also, i think this 'fear' might be linked to a sort of 'social anxiety' or fear of talking in some way. if you're unsure and insecure about what you might say if you ran into someone you know, then you might feel like someone you know is around every corner, and your subconscious over-compensates for mimicing the feeling of having someone around to force you to think of something to talk about. so if you look at your paranoia from that perspective, every time you get the feeling, just think of a simple greeting or topic to discuss with the next person you see. of course you should always just be yourself and act natural, but those things you think of can be a cushion to fall back on and a comfort to ease your mind. idk, just a solution i came up with that helped a lot, but your 'problem' and 'solution' might be entirely different. the thing to remember is this though, the subconscious gives us que's like fear and paranoia for a reason, if we can decode those messages into helpful lessons, we can overcome the paranoia and improve our lives ;)

Sun, 04/22/2012 - 11:55am
Sun, 04/22/2012 - 5:09pm

that's too bad, if they put in the effort, they might learn something worthwhile...
i guess u'll never know :/

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 4:17pm
Jetsss Says:

This post will help me relax as little more because i get a bit paranoid but only with on the car ride home i picked up some mango and smoked a bowl for the first time in 2 days.. and it creeped on me so as i am about a mile away a cop car pulls up to a stop sign on the left, and this happened on 2 more consecutive streets.. i literally pondered if i was in a nightmare for a second because it was too trippy. they all pulled up in the same trolling manner.. sharks

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 7:17pm
Sat, 04/21/2012 - 11:44pm
nurplette Says:
Mon, 04/23/2012 - 1:17pm
Fri, 04/20/2012 - 1:08am

I completely agree. Seems to me paranoia is a self centered thing. This constant belief that people are staring at you, talking about you etc. It means everything is revolving around you. It's mainly thoughts only about oneself, a sort of constant self-absortion. Same with depression, these negative self thoughts that are constantly running through peoples' mind. Now obviously everyone thinks alot about themselves to a certain extent, but I think with paranoia and depression you can lose sight of others,' their feelings, problems, and emotions, and lose yourself in your own recurring thoughts revolving around oneself. Now I'm not trying to put anyone with these things down, I've had paranoia myself, and the self-absortion is what I hate most about it.

Sun, 04/22/2012 - 8:00am

that is litterally what i thought a few weeks ago :D

Sun, 04/22/2012 - 9:27am
gumby Says:

I'm with you marj2911 I don't agree at all

Sun, 04/22/2012 - 3:24pm
Chinookk Says:

do you mean paranoia is narcissitc because you think there are people trying to find you and plot against you when your paranoid? im kind of confused on this but I get what your saying.

Sun, 04/22/2012 - 7:14pm

For a while there I thought it said ”Pandora” instead of ”paranoia”..

Fri, 08/10/2012 - 11:24pm

And that's the reason I would like to smoke some of what you got (;

Mon, 04/23/2012 - 4:20pm

i've had this thought so many times before...thank you. also i thought it said pandora too. nothing original about this.

Fri, 08/10/2012 - 11:28pm

Meansbizness, I have something I would like to share with you.

Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft), will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don't bother concealing your thievery-- celebrate it if you feel like it! In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: "It's not where you take things from-It's where you take them to."

Jim Jarmusch.