I also really do think that some of these trolls really are crying out for help. Today, I found a comment from months ago where a guy called me a “struggling narcissist,” who is “vaguely self-aware,” and went on to put down the way I had written my Medium profile. Obviously, this is him projecting onto me. So I felt really sorry him. The only way he can perceive himself is through attacking me, by behaving “as if” his is the very thing that he is accusing me of in his attack. So I got to say, “Yeah, I’m a narcissist.” I hope that by doing this, the shame he has around his own narcissism can be every-so-slightly dispelled.

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