Here's an apparent problem with a simple theory that might resolve it.
A lot of human social interaction functions primarily as signalling, even if we're not doing it intentionally. And yet people often seem to signal to themselves frequently. This tendency seems strongest in people with Cluster B character pathology, in particular narcissists, but also
to an extent borderline. Could this be best explained as the behavior of a poorly integrated ego reinforcing itself?
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