Try to understand Kohut's self psychology of the narcissist...is selfob
ject a merge of infant need and carer response
This is what I've written for my assignment on Narcissism...but I don't really get the merging part...
According to Kohut and Wolf (1978), the development of a healthy self structure requires a progressive interplay between a) the innate qualities of the infant, and b) the empathic responsiveness of the primary caregivers in meeting the infant's need for mirroring and idealising. Through meeting the infant's need for mirrored grandiose-exhibitionism, and providing opportunities for the infant to idealise the omnipotent primary caregiver, early "selfob