- Jul 19, 2020
I think we must beware, in situations like this, not to conflate 'narcississm' with 'autism'. While there are, undoubtedly, occasions where the two things cross over and there are those who have both conditions simultaneously, the words are not interchangeable. I can see how someone could confuse the two, but autistic people are not automatically 'narcissistic' and not all narcississtic people are on the spectrum.
The thread has developed and the discussion has naturally widened. However, I have no doubt that autism and narcissism are very distinct/different things, and I think pretty much everyone would agree on that. I hope so anyway!