This is supposed to be a light hearted thread, so I’ll start with a joke: What did the narcissist say when he finally quit talking about himself? Ans: So what do you think about me?
Okay- humor is not my strong point.
I’m currently dating a school teacher and I like to tease her about her profession. Though I don’t believe a word of what I’m saying, I tell her that teachers are the ultimate narcissists. That is to say, they feel so highly about their own opinion, that they wish to share it with everybody else. She takes it with a grain of salt as it is intended. Now I’m in deap sh*t. She’s read a number of these posts and she’s aghast at the number of varying and passionately stated opinions on what commoners such as herself (ducking a dinner plate) view as mundane subject matter. Oh my God…she has a point. How is it possible that most of us are 100% right most of the time and mostly right all the time? Thats what’s so facinating about this field. So often there is never one answer… only the best answer. The answer that is usually accepted by our clients, realtors, bankers, etc… is our opinion- and we love sharing it! When you think of it, we do tend to be just a little full of ourselves. Stands to reason, we are afterall, members of what has to be one of the most complex industries in existance. Narcissists or gluttons for punishment?