I found this article by anon. Social Anxiety Disorder (S.A.D), aka Social Phobia, affects around 13% of the population - 80% of which goes untreated - A frightening statistic. Read what this kid's life is like living with this disorder.
Baltasar Gracian - said that "To seek advice (knowledge) does not lessen greatness or argue incapacity. On the contrary, to ask advice proves you well advised."
I am struck with how many people who have chosen to live on their own - are experiencing feelings of 'emptiness' BG also said, "Take counsel with reason if you do not wish to court defeat." Lisa's article is worth a read.
Dealing with Narcissistic behaviour (especially in the workplace) can be downright tiring - hearing someone prattle on about themselves (all the time) is a bore -- so here is another take on this topic -- read and ponder_____.