Political leadership and Personal Character
“Narcissism encourages envy and hostile rivalries, where self-esteem supports compassion and cooperation. Narcissism favors dominance, where self-esteem acknowledges equality.
Narcissism involves arrogance, where self-esteem reflects humility.
Narcissism is affronted by criticism, where self-esteem is enhanced by feedback.
Narcissism makes it necessary to pull down others in order to stand above them.
Self-esteem leads to perceiving every human being as a person of value in a world of meaning.”
From: Compassion Matters by Lisa Firestone, Ph.D. in Psychology Today