Chudleigh wrote:SOAS wrote:Chudleigh wrote:Yes, they always have trust issues with others. In as much as they are trying to find out if they can predictably bullshit and bamboozle us. Their narcissism is such that they have uncrushable self confidence in themselves and their capabilities.
Shouldn't everyone have uncrushable self confidence in themselves and their capabilities? Should be a goal.
No, it has to be tempered with an honest appraisal of our ability and a bit of humility. Supremely over confident people without insight cause problems to themselves and others.
You seem to think it is mutually exclusive with honest appraisal. Also, the statement doesn't necessarily imply hubris. Once you know, it should be uncrushable. this does imply either self and or external assessment or at least self assessment outside a vacuum. that said, proof being in the pudding, the need for external judgment may not be warranted. Example: If you designed and launched a rocket, one might say without outside approval, "I'm pretty damn smart"
Oh, and humility says nothing about truth.