In the midst of a national political controversy over the opioid epidemic, a journalist and activist with a deep knowledge of the industry has made the case that one of the chief factors driving addiction to opiates is a deep-seated sense of entitlement.
And, she says, that entitlement is being amplified by the political and social climate.
“When I think about it, when we look at our own lives and how we interact with others, there are a lot of people in our lives who are narcissists,” Amanda Marcotte, a senior editor at Salon and a frequent contributor to the online publication, said in an interview.
Marcotte is among a group of experts who have been calling for a deeper look at the ways in which people with narcissistic tendencies can shape our lives, both in terms of our health and our personal well-being.
She said that her own research shows that many narcissists, as well as sociopaths, feel entitled to the attention of others.
And Marcotte has spent decades trying to understand how we can best manage that entitlement.
Marcott, who is based in New York City, has spent much of her career working to expose the ways that narcissists use the power of narcissism to control and manipulate people and their relationships.
In the wake of the opioid crisis, the nation has come to accept the idea that narcissism can be a dangerous combination.
But what exactly is it, and how can we understand it to protect ourselves and our loved ones from it?
And, how can people better understand narcissism so that they can recognize the signs and avoid the pitfalls, including the possible abuse that can come with it?
In the course of her work, Marcotte said she has identified a few common traits that narcissist narcissists share with sociopaths.
“I don’t want to call it sociopathy,” Marcotte told Salon.
“There’s a lot that is very much similar in both of them.
But, narcissists are more likely to use a variety of different tools to maintain power and to manipulate people.”
Marcotte said her research has focused on a set of traits that are closely related to narcissism and sociopathy.
For example, narcissistic narcissists may be extremely self-centered, self-absorbed, and overly sensitive to criticism, while sociopaths are more concerned with maintaining control and have little tolerance for criticism.
In her own work, she has seen that the narcissist often has a tendency to seek out and control others, often by manipulating and controlling others in their personal lives.
Marcotte, for example, has documented instances of a narcissist who, with a sociopathic partner, would go out of her way to undermine the work of the psychologist who was working with the narcissists.
And she has documented cases of a narcissistic narcissist that would be incredibly protective of the narcissistic partner in his or her personal life.
Marcott has also found that narcissistic narcissists often have difficulty identifying with others.
In a series of interviews with Salon, she said that in the past, many of the ways narcissists have attempted to manipulate others, and even the way they try to be vulnerable, has made her uneasy.
And so, she felt compelled to examine how we understand narcissists and sociopaths in general.
“I’ve been fascinated by this,” Marcott said.
“And it really has become an area where I’m really excited about, because there are some really powerful and very different ways that people can use narcissism as an opportunity to manipulate other people.
And the way that people use it as an excuse to manipulate is a very, very powerful thing to me.”
In one of her interviews, Marcott told Salon that her research showed that narcissistically manipulative people often use the idea of “victim blaming,” which is a technique in which they blame others for their own misfortunes, for failing to get a job or to get through a relationship.
This tactic is commonly used by sociopaths to try to deflect blame from their own behavior, which is also an attempt to deflect attention from themselves.
When people with narcissism have a narcissistic partner, their partners tend to be more vulnerable, said Marcotte.
“Narcissists tend to think that they’re the victims, and they have a very powerful way of saying, ‘I’m the victim here, you know, but you can’t blame me.'”
But, in reality, the people with sociopathically manipulative partners often do the exact opposite, she added.
They blame their partners for their problems, she explained, while they blame themselves.
Marcotti’s research also shows that narcissistic narcissism is a trait that is more often found in sociopaths than in other types of narcissists like sociopaths or sociopaths who are socially awkward and lack empathy.
Marcotti said that the fact that people with more narcissistic tendencies are more vulnerable to manipulative behaviors is because they have more of these traits.
“That makes it easier for them to