Welcome to one of my favorite mytho-psychological, onto-epistemological phenomenons! I have do a deep study of these issues, personally, anecdotally and exploring the research. In the end, I have come to the conclusion that these clusters of behaviors and internal mechanisms are part of an underlying issue that has to do with the ways in which we objectify ourselves in search of love.
Check out this video of my most recent lecture to The People’s Philosophy Colloquium where I go through what Narcissism and Co-dependency are, How They Play out, Look at the psycho-dynamics in the myths of Narcissus and Echo and what they have to bring to bear on contemporary philosophy. Slides below ❤