Putin's Narcissistic Rage
An Exploration of Narcissistic Injury and Its Sequelae (Vol 2; Issue 9)
A now-commonly used phrase, narcissistic injury, refers to a slight, an insult, a wound to self esteem. Awkward word usage, to be sure, and a strange way to signify a simple concept. But how often do the origins of psychoanalytic phrases make sense?
One of the earliest references to the term appears in Freud’s famous 1920 paper, Beyond the Pleasure Princ…
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