Nina Asanova: “The Phenomenon of Narcissism”
The phenomenon of narcissism
A public lecture by the psychotherapist Nina Asanova touched upon a problem that each of us faced in one way or another: the problem of narcissism and narcissistic parenthood. What is a big city? As already mentioned, the cauldron of opportunities. And this means that everything here goes under the slogan "Be the best, be the first."
In the megalopolis, parents who depend on these attitudes have invested this message into their child’s consciousness from their very childhood, so that they either continue their difficult task of reaching certain heights, or - even worse, realize what they themselves did not succeed. And this, according to Nina Asanova, is an unhealthy type of child-parent relationship.
To convince us of this, the psychotherapist cites many examples from his practice and popularly explains how the psychological atmosphere of childhood influences the development of a child, which scenarios parents use to interact with children and how much narcissistic scenarios of parenthood influence the formation of the psychopathology of the individual.