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To Be Human, To Be Equal & The Problem With Human Narcissism

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A Person Who Feels They’re Better And Above Others – What Sort Of A Journey Is That? 

Compensatory Narcissistic Personality Disorder

I have met people like this who fit this personality type, what worries me is how anyone could treat someone like an object, a thing, a means to an end, selfish beyond words, seeking superiority, dominance and control over others and overall delusions of “fame” and/or “aboveness”.

To Be Human, to Be Equal

To understand that to be wrong is good, to accept mistakes is part of being human, to connect with people means not to judge, to share with others and listen to PEOPLE as PEOPLE with souls and personhoods who have their own reality, feelings, thoughts and emotions and LIFE which is equal to everyone elses and to believe that no one is “above” or “better” we are all equal in our humanness.  🙂

Paul Isaacs Adult with Autism 2014

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Author: Paul Isaacs

Paul was branded as a “naughty & difficult child” at school. He was classically autistic and non-verbal due to speech articulation difficulties. He had complex sensory issues and appeared both deaf and blind. He gained functional speech around the age of 7 or 8 years old. He went through the mainstream school system with no additional help or recognition of his autism. Consequently, he did not achieve his academic or his social potential and had very low self-esteem. At age 11, Paul was referred to the children’s mental health service with childhood depression where he was regarded as “developmentally underage” and having speech problems. As an adult, Paul had a string of unsuccessful jobs, and his mental health suffered. He developed both Borderline and Schizotypal Personality Disorders in early 2007. He was referred to mental health services and misdiagnosed with “Asperger traits with a complex personality”, which did not satisfy Paul or his family. A local autism organisation put Paul in touch with an experienced psychiatrist, who diagnosed him with Autism at 24 years old. In 2012 Paul was also diagnosed with Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome by an Irlen Consultant who confirmed that he also had face, object and meaning blindness – conditions which Paul describes eloquently in his speeches and training sessions. He also has dyslexia, dyscalculia and also a dissociative disorder. Having started working as an local autism organisation as a public speaker in 2010, Paul joined their mission to promote autism awareness. His hope is that others will not have to suffer as he did. Now also a core member of our Training Team, Paul continues to enhance true understanding of autism at every opportunity. Paul has released and published 5 books on the subject of autism published by Chipmunka publishing and has contributed to other books too. Having overcome many challenges to achieve the success that he now enjoys, Paul’s message is that Autism is a complex mix of ability and disability. He firmly believes that every Autistic person should have the opportunity to reach their potential and be regarded as a valued member of society. Apart from autism related blogs Paul also write about movies, fashion, art and anything that is of interest. As of August 2015 Paul now works as a freelance speaker, training and consultant in and around the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire area. If you are interested please contact him via email at staypuft12@yahoo.co.uk

2 thoughts on “To Be Human, To Be Equal & The Problem With Human Narcissism

  1. I’m so sad that he went through his education with no assistance, such an important developmental stage ! The dissociative disorder makes much sense given the lack of support, where is such a tortured mind to go when ‘everywhere’ is so hostile and confusing ! The hat is to be taken off to Paul for making such sense of not only his own world, but that if those who are also struggling to survive !!

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