A routine diagnosis
Dr Frans Gieles, 2002
'Narcissism' is a routine diagnosis for people with pedophilic emotions.
The newspapers report this on a regular basis.
But who will define exactly what this means; the courts, the general public, the
Because there are so many differing opinions this question needs to be
This is not an academic lecture
about narcissism, but a personal essay.
My investigation was a personal quest - and it was not an easy one.
Truth may be found and told. Only people who have gone through the depths of their
own soul and who are able to be vulnerable, are able to help others.
Maybe, in this sense, a personal essay like this one can be helpful for who want
to help their fellow humans.
In this sense you can use this essay and the insights it offers, but do not abuse
the personal data.
*Translation by the author with
the help of his friends.
Some quotations in English origins are not taken from the English text, but
re-translated from the Dutch translations.
"Words from the heart are building blocks; they give a message and
they prove it."
Korteweg e.a. 1996, p. 27
Table of Contents
A first reconnoitering
of my quest
A suspicion occurs
Searching for the sources
More insights - a score so far
Daedalus and Ikarus
What I recognize in the myths
bird's eye view of the literature
most recent book:
Symington, a new theory
Saying No to life
Creeping out of the cocoon
I recognize from the literature