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The Hitler File : A Novel of Fact

By: Sam Vaknin

...pped in excrement, no air, just the pervasive stench of aging urine. A river of human flotsam, its moldy delta the elongated metal sinks. We pus... ...adgets, I was into morbidity in its myriad manifestations. He was technology, I was humanities. But somehow these disparities brought us closer and ... ...‘gutter anti-Semitism, crude violence, injudicious propaganda’. He emphasized the ‘humanity of his restraint’. His private and public personas were ... ...e hour. The lady in the deli told me where to find you. I got your address from the Human Resources department at the GMG. Hope you don’t mind.” ... ... The lady in the deli told me where to find you. I got your address from the Human Resources department at the GMG. Hope you don’t mind.” Hulk at... ...paneled throughout with white slabs. It looks monolithic, as though uninhabited by humans. “Delivering a prisoner.” – Eichmann intones – “Please...

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Secret of the Sands

By: Aren, Rai and E., Tavius

...ted the necessary rock, it would have taken far, far longer and used up considerably more resources. This allowed us to double the original size of ... ...s me. He questions my decisions, continually disagreeing with me on how we should use our resources.” Rai Aren & Tavius E. 26 “I know, but does... ...below the ground?” “The explanation I was given for the exorbitant expense of effort and resources is apparently because the image of the lion Amsa... ...werful and corruptible enough to chart a new, terrifying, and ultimately deadly course in human history… SORROW AND FEAR... Cannot stand in the way...

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Abuse, Trauma, And Torture, And Their Consequences and Effects

By: Sam Vaknin

...f his confabulations is to threaten the very fabric of family and society. Human intercourse is built around such entertaining deviations from the ... ...nal Universities Press, 1979 10. Guntrip, Harry. Personality Structure and Human Interaction. New York, International Universities Press, 1961 11. ... .... Their drive is compulsive, their vision rarely grounded in reality, their human relations a calamity. In the long run, there is no enduring benefi... ...heir country, or even on Mankind. Having mastered the manipulation of their human environment – they are convinced that they will always "get away w... ...ment. In his grandiose delusions, the narcissist is sui generis, a gift to humanity, a precious, fragile, object. Moreover, the narcissist is convi... ...es, boring jobs, recurrent tasks, personal exertion, orderly investment of resources and efforts, laws and regulations, social conventions, and so ... .../ideal love, etc. Being punished is a diversion of his precious energy and resources from the all-important task of fulfilling his mission in life.... ... and Narcissism: Implications for Practice", published by the Educational Resources Information Centre, the line between enhancing self-esteem and... ... describe feeling stripped of self-worth and dignity. Personal control and resources, psychosocial development, social support, premorbid personali...

... experiences, long-term and repeated abuse, and torture. Includes in-depth profile of the Narcissistic Abuser and hundreds of links to literature and resources....

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Narcissism Book of Quotes

By: Sam Vaknin

...eet … (Our Blunders, Bloopers, Typos, One-liners and Jokes) Random Quotes Links and Resources Abbreviations Used: N = Narcissist, Narc... ...lf?" "Does he want to hurt you? Well, now, that would imply that he thinks of you as a human being – an N doesn't. What he wants is to secure suppl... ... survived thus far at the hand of an N. I think I might still be in shock that my N, a human being, is actually capable of hurting another so much, ... ...ed on his whim. Cut it, now. Cut the cord, and never look back." "Of course, as normal human beings, we search inside ourselves for answers. That i... ... "I have a very strong supportive network who keep reminding me that I am a worthwhile human being. They have told me however that the years spent ... ... decency of most people), this world would be so much better." "Trying to apply normal human qualities to an N is impossible. He's like a 5 year-ol... ...ew Sources of Narcissistic Supply and would rather not spend these scarce and expensive resources over what he regards as human refuse, the waste le... ... demeans and debases her. He invades her territory, abuses her confidence, exhausts her resources, hurts her loved ones, threatens her stability and... ...hey lose control over their emotional life. The narcissist drains them, exhausts their resources, sucks the blood-life of Narcissistic Supply from ...

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The Conundrums of Psychology

By: Sam Vaknin

...on in the operation and management of the complex ecosystem known as patient-world. Humans absorb their environment and feed it in equal measures. ... ...is morally-neutral and embodies no "values" or "preferences". It simply exists. WE, humans, introduce our value systems, prejudices and priorities i... ...istically the norm of this particular society in this particular time)? We must re-humanize disease. By imposing upon issues of health the pretensi... ...aler alike and utterly neglected that which cannot be quantified or measured - the human mind, the human spirit. Back to Table of Contents The Nor... ...atry movement object to the medicalization and pathologization of whole swathes of human conduct. Others prefer to study the disorders themselves r... ...(also known as efficiency) - The securing of maximum results with minimum invested resources and minimum damage to other resources, not directly us... ... mental life. On the face of it, dreaming is a colossal waste of energy and psychic resources. Dreams carry no overt information content. They bear ... ...n the savannah. Scientists are people who believe in the aesthetic preservation of resources. They believe that nature is intrinsically optimal, pa... ...tp://www.narcissistic-abuse.com/freebooks.html More about the Books and Additional Resources The Eighth, Revised Impression (January 2007) of the...

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The Religious Dimension

By: Donald Broadribb

... when he spoke of changing one’s perception of the world, including all of humanity into a “Thou” instead of an “It.” This is a major theme which we w... ... sense of alienation that seems to be the price we pay for the legacy of a human world split apart and a physical world which we are slowly bringing t... ...N ix such study it would be possible to grasp the nature of religion as a human experience, so that, divested of its elaborations, the skeleton commo... ...ionship of Depth Psychology and religion, with a view to understanding the human side of the experience, was William James’s The Varieties of Religiou... ...g to draw together the strains of experience and thought that have gripped humankind for so many centuries and to help integrate them into our overall... ...e cycle. 98 In 1647, at the age of 23 he had exhausted all the therapeutic resources available: And when all my hopes in them and in all men were gone... ...nt that if the tribe did its part—did not ex- ploit the land, animals, and resources beyond need and always respected the orendas in appropriate ritua... ...materialism, communal decision-making, and the conservative use of natural resources. Many Aboriginal people seek to restore what they can salvage of ...

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Terrorists and Freedom Fighters

By: Sam Vaknin

...hus, all such groups are rebarbatively authoritarian, execrably violent, devoid of human empathy or emotions, suppressive, ostentatious, trenchant ... ...red in gulosity and superciliousness as they become. Inveterate violators of basic human rights, they often transform into the very demons they hel... ...who flee in terror at the sight of a stranger, crying 'Turks! Turks!' These are the human wreckage of the hurricane which usurps the functions of a ... ...nd the Serb state. To the generation of post-Yugoslavia It is a familiar story. In human affairs, the dream of a Greater Serbia is no less a recurr... ...True, the West conditioned the total removal of sanctions against Yugoslavia on its humane treatment of its Albanian citizens and encouraged the Alb... ...inciples of thought. Should the KLA find in itself the flexibility and intellectual resources - rare commodities in ideological movements - needed t... ...niable charm, intelligence, or attractiveness. But the narcissist needs not invest resources in converting them to his cause - he does not deceive ... ...orism enhances social upward mobility and fosters the redistribution of wealth and resources from the haves to haves not. Al-Qaida, despite its omi...

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The Fundamental Assumptions Underlying the Modern Study of Psychopathology Examined.

By: Sam Vaknin

...o do one, and only one, thing. It has a single purpose and a unitary function. We, humans, are more like computers than like television sets. Tr... ...r or trait. An array of coordinated genes is required to explain even the minutest human phenomenon. "Discoveries" of a "gambling gene" here and an... ...e latter. The narcissist is no exception. The narcissist has a dichotomous view of humanity: humans are either Sources of Narcissistic Supply (and,... ...d of them. The narcissist feels that he is misallocating his scarce and invaluable resources (for instance, his time). He feels besieged and suffoc... ... fact is that the child is not sure that it exists. It avidly absorbs cues from its human environment. "Am I present?", "Am I separate?", "Am I bein... ...ransformation of these external sources of narcissistic sustenance into endopsychic resources, that is, specifically into sustaining self-esteem and... ...se he takes the "easy" route of resorting to his self and reinvesting his libidinal resources "in-house" rather than making an effort (and risking f... ...e in through the parental door. Biology converged with social injunctions to yield human values such as the nurturance of children. Horney's great ... ...earth. His activities both positive and negative have started to draw on maternal resources to the point where they may at times be sapping. Thus ...

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The Malignan Self Love : Narcissism Revisited

By: Sam Vaknin

..., Mount Sinai Hospital, New York Author "Towards Self and Sanity – On the Genetic Origins of the Human Character" "… This book has an important ... ...hout this book click on blue-lettered text to navigate to different chapters or to access online resources. Foreword Prologue Introduction... .... In fact, the mere notion of asking the question is so repulsive to me that I employ all of my resources to repel it. I reconstruct facts, fabricat... ...mit that. For most people, to need others is normal, an accepted part of who they are, of being human. For me, to need anythin g i s t o a c c e p t... ...perienced individuals, and pass for normal. It is simply not possible for such an aberration of human cognition and behaviour to infiltrate and inf... ...have bonded. Is this the true meaning of love, bonding, coupling? Do we simply get used to other human beings, pets, or objects? Habit forming in h... ...e anti-psychiatry movement object to the medicalization and pathologization of whole swathes of human conduct. Others prefer to study the disorders... ...lf-image (the way he "sees" himself). The narcissist maintains this projected image and invests resources and energy in it, sometimes depleting him ... ...re all deficient or missing altogether. This kind of child turned adult sees no reason to invest resources in his skills and education, convinced th...

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The Power of Our Words

By: Liz Mcgrath

...y worded statements. My truest desire was to manifest as a spiritualized human being. To achieve this, I fi rst had to learn what it meant to be hum... ... set the stage for learning to become a fully realized and spiritualized human being, becoming one with the All and being fully conscious of the pr... ...ting predominantly of the longest wavelengths of light discernible by the human eye, in the wavelength range of roughly 625–740 nm. [T is is what is... ...ting predominantly of the longest wavelengths of light discernible by the human eye, in the wavelength range of roughly 625–740 nm. Red is also one ... ...aningful. If your desire is to manifest yourself as a truly spiritualized human being and responsible citizen of the universe, you will have to dete... ...y and all life. T is allows us to intelligently manage all of the earth’s resources for the highest good. T e entire universe is always ready to assi...

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Surviving the Economic Crisis : Current and Future Trends

By: Mark W. Medley

... wealth. Consumer goods are far cheaper compared to incomes, then anytime in human history, thanks to the outsourcing of industry to low wage countr... ... are really responsible for partly owning essential key National assets, like resources, and some subsidized or state owned industries. Countries ... ...al ally is Russia, being neighbors and former "ideological foes." China needs resources, whilst Russia needs to sell those resources. China needs new... ...any future stimulus packages. 20 6. Trading Nationally owned Resources Russia recently made a trade agreement with China to suppl... ...ies and Organizations. Cash strapped Governments and citizens coping with the human fallout of the economic crisis, may decide Charity does begin a... .... One major area of the "Green" Economy is the reinvention of how we use our resources, and how we create a sustainable economy. Simply moving away ...

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Trade Facilitation through Customs Procedures: Assessment of Apec's Progress

By: Its Global

...nchmarks by others. (c) APEC should identify & address capacity building implications Human resources are major constraints on collective action by... ...ks by others. (c) APEC should identify & address capacity building implications Human resources are major constraints on collective action by APEC ... ... efficient indicators of the goals set for them under the TFAP II action, requiring few resources to implement. However, none are efficient indicat... ...ormed the particular measurement task that had been set for it. Efficiency: How much resources were consumed in producing the measurement outcome,... ...ures in the Plan, this KPI is a highly efficient measure of performance. Few additional resources would be required to report these data compared to ... ...procedures in APEC economies have been simplified and harmonized. As it is requires few resources to be dedicated to its collection, it is also a ver... ... APEC should identify & address capacity building implications The level and quality of human resources are major factors in the successful implement...

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The French Revolution a History Volume Two

By: Thomas Carlyle

...m will it be to watch the growth and gambollings of Sansculottism; for, in human things, especially in human society, all death is but a death-birth: ... ... he received the Queen; sometimes in pa- thetic friendliness; sometimes in human sulkiness, for flesh is weak; and, when questioned about business wou... ... vessel was not also the stronger; pity-struck for the porce- lain-clay of humanity rather than for the tile-clay,—though indeed both were broken! So,... ...f his, if he were not doomed to it? Chapter 2.1.X. Mankind. Pardonable are human theatricalities; nay perhaps touch- ing, like the passionate utteranc... ...f which, if it also took body and perorated, what might not the effect be: Humankind namely, le Genre Humain itself! In what rapt creative moment the ... ...im. ’ Of one other man Mirabeau is still surer: of himself. There lies his resources; sufficient or insufficient. Dim and great to the eye of Prophecy... ...ss, the last light of reasonable guidance having gone out. What remains of resources their poor Majesties will waste still further, in uncertain loite... ...scurantism; or wait, and temporise and diplomatise, till, if possible, our resources mature themselves a little? And yet again are our resources growi...

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The French Revolution a History Volume Three

By: Thomas Carlyle

...ance their huge Desert-waltz there!— 9 Thomas Carlyle Nevertheless in all human movements, were they but a day old, there is order, or the beginning ... ...ery days we, by act of Assembly, ‘naturalise’ the chief Foreign Friends of humanity: Priestley, burnt out for us in Birmingham; Klopstock, a genius of... ...g, judging; devising, deciding, doing, endeavouring to do: one wonders the human brain did not give way under all this, and reel. But happily hu- man ... ...Mad movements both, restrain- able by no known rule; strongest passions of human na- 13 Thomas Carlyle ture driving them on: love, hatred; vengeful s... ...ady come into existence there; and be already working there, though as yet human eye discern it not! On the night of that same twenty-eighth of August... ...- ment-bar, where the best protection was to have no pro- tection, and all resources of ingenuity became null if they were not founded on truth. Two o... ...eparated from his Queen and Family; given up to his simple reflections and resources. Dull lie these stone walls round him; of his loved ones none wit... ... Law, of Levy in Mass. ‘All France, and whatso- ever it contains of men or resources, is put under requisi- 170 The French Revolution - V olume Three...

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The History Of

By: H. G. Wells

... Laocoon struggle he would have glimpsed, that indeed he was not so much a human being as a civil war. Wonderful things must have been going on inside... ... sprang from the tip of his nose. When he wished to bring the power of the human eye to bear upon an assistant, he projected his chest, knitted one br... ...rs—in that symbol Mr. Polly could recognise himself and all the trouble of humanity. He hadn’t had a particularly good time, poor old chap, and now it... ...he Johnsons’ house. But over the struggles that preceded his mastery it is humane to draw a veil. And also Mr. Polly bought a number of books, Rabelai... ...t Mrs. Johnson was all for Mr. Polly’s loitering. She seemed much the more human and likeable of the two to Mr. Polly. He tried at times to work up en... ... a pit just under your feet! So, too, Mr. Polly’s happy sense of limitless resources was obliterated suddenly by a vision of this tracery: “298” inste... ...em in which means the final collapse of another struggling family upon the resources of the community, and continually a fresh supply of superfluous a...

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Ann Veronica a Modern Love Story

By: H. G. Wells

..., however, planned brilliant careers for his two sons, and, with a certain human amount of warping and delay, they were pursuing these. One was in the... ...ers; and an open book- case, surmounted by plaster casts and the half of a human skull, displayed an odd miscellany of books—Shaw and Swinburne, Tom J... ...rior to the females. Mere hangers on. Things you would laugh at. And among human beings, too, women to begin with were the rulers and leaders; they ow... ...ques- tions, and begin to be neither one thing nor the other. We’re partly human beings and partly females in suspense.” Miss Miniver followed with an... ...n Veronica found herself in the presence of the most disconcerting fact in human experience, the kindliness of people you believe to be thoroughly wro... ... vowed to the night, “or I’ll die!” She made plans and estimated means and resources. These and her general preparations had perhaps a certain disprop... ...jection, you know. That’s my advice to you. Here I am. Consider you’ve got resources de- posited with me. Perhaps at the first blush—it strikes you as... ...d from direct offers of a free pardon; they were evidently waiting for her resources to come to an end. Neither father, aunt, nor brothers made a sign...

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The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling

By: Henry Fielding

...g volumes. The provision, then, which we have here made is no other than Human Nature. Nor do I fear that my sensible reader, though most luxurious ... ...y different kinds of food; nor can the learned reader be ignorant, that in human nature, though here collected under one general name, is such pro di... ... very quintessence of sauce and spices. In like manner, we shall represent human nature at first to the keen appetite of our reader, in that more plai... ...ation could be more glori ous, and that Mr. Allworthy himself presented—a human being replete with benevolence, meditating in what man ner he might ... ...ity of mind, and decent pride, without which we are not worthy the name of human creatures, who can bear to level herself with the lowest animal, and ... ...executing present vengeance on each other, betook themselves to the common resources of disappointed rage, and vented their wrath in threats and defia...

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The Portrait of a Lady

By: Henry James

...a Lady HENRY JAMES 1881 DjVu Editions Copyright c 2001 by Global Language Resources, Inc. All rights reserved. Contents CHAPTER 1 . . . . . . . . ... ... with which, in the manner of children, she had established relations almost human, certainly dramatic. There was an old haircloth sofa in especial, t... ...l, was chiefly a proof that a woman might suffice to herself and be happy. Her resources were of the obvious kind; but even if one had not the journalis... ...the view. But Isabel had need to remind her self that she was interested in human nature and that her foremost hope in coming CHAPTER 7 51 abroad ha... ...sed and that she supposed to be entertained by a considerable portion of the human family. Many of them indeed she supposed she had held herself, till... ...ritish aris tocracy she found it in harmony with her general impressions of human nature. But she felt moved to put in a protest on Lord Warburton’s ... ...?” Isabel asked. She knew it was true, but we have seen that her interest in human nature was keen, and she had a desire to draw the Misses Molyneux o... ... fears than that of a cold kitchen. He availed himself largely indeed of the resources of Pratt’s Hotel, beginning his day with an early visit to his ... ...gid possession of her morning. Our heroine had always passed for a person of resources and had taken a certain pride in being one; but she wandered, a...

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A Footnote to History

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

...The childish destruction of fruit-trees in an enemy’s country cripples the resources of Samoa; and the habit of head-hunting not only revolts foreigne... ... her puppet unquestioned. But there is a law of 47 Robert Louis Stevenson human nature which diplomatists should be taught at school, and it seems th... ...presentative of a naval power now present in this harbour, for the sake of humanity I hereby respectfully and solemnly protest in the name of the Unit... ...ed of were fired by the Samoans. The second may be dismissed with a laugh. Human nature has laws. And no men hitherto dis- covered, on being suddenly ... ... sick and dying, their ears were filled with the com- plaints of suffering humanity, their time was too short for the multiplicity of pitiful duties. ... ...er; the hospital at the consulate stands out almost alone as an episode of human beauty, and I dwell on it with satisfaction. But it was not regarded ... ...ad-basket; a small success in that direction would immediately curtail his resources; and it might be possible with energy to roll up his line along t... ... day or so before, to disarm the Mataafas in the open field, now found his resources scarce adequate to garrison the buildings of the firm. But Knappe... ...r of the sorrows of his exile, and Mataafa with mirthful simplicity of his resources and anxieties in the war. The relation was per- haps too beautifu...

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The Collection of Antiquities

By: Honoré de Balzac

...onths to every year—the poor old Marquis saw the death of the loveliest of human creatures, a noble woman in whom the charm of the feminine figures of... ...ams. Later yet, when I came to think seriously over certain myster- ies of human thought, it seemed to me that the feeling of reverence was first insp... ...elming disaster; whether that I have come to understand the whole range of human feelings, and, best of all, the thoughts of Old Age and Regret; whate... ... a young man’s follies, and now he was beyond their reach. The tendency in human nature, which often gives a bigot a rake for a daughter, and makes a ... ... debts,” continued Mlle. Armande. “I am afraid so.” “If he is left without resources, what will he do?” “I dare not answer that question to myself.” “... ...to look forward for all sorts of contingen- cies in the wider interests of human affairs. Had de Croisier sounded poor Victurnien’s nature so well, th...

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