Narcissists are bad news.
Narcissist Personality Disorder is recognised by the American Psychiatric Association in its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. It is a condition that is understood to arise from childhood trauma. A person with NPD has typically created a false self, in order to protect their inner, wounded self from intense feelings of shame from experiences like incest. They often project an outward image that is entirely fake, in order to attract attention (for example, by posting filtered selfies), make themselves appear benevolent (for example, by taking part in community activities), and seem empathetic. Indeed, anyone promoting themself as an “empath” in public is probably playing this game.
They lie. They manipulate. They shoplift. They take drugs. They do this because they lack both empathy for others and the ability to regulate their emotions – and believe that they are above the rules.
And, so, when Fragile Self started releasing remixes from their album under the rubric, Narcissistic Disturbances, we approached the project with care. We needn’t have worried, however, as what is on offer is excellent dark, minimal wave material and not exposure to the disordered mind of the attention whore at all.