After years of feigning modesty out of fear of coming across as arrogant and self-centered, Caleb Treble of Nashville, Tennessee, finally helped his friends understand that his narcissism is a natural byproduct of his inherent superiority and that if they were he, they’d be narcissists, too.
“They seemed to get it,” said Cal. “They’re not the sharpest tacks in the drawer, but one thing they do understand is low self-esteem and self-loathing. I got them to see that, on the flip side, having exceptional intelligence, charisma, and that certain unquantifiable ‘have what it takes’ quality result in a level of self-absorption that’s beyond the norm but totally appropriate to the circumstances.”
Stroking his well-defined jaw, he added, “I mean, when you’ve got a mug like mine, who’s going to fault you for gazing at yourself all day in the mirror? No one with one an ounce of aesthetic sense, that’s for sure.”
All that being said, Cal emphasized that he doesn’t look down on his lesser friends and acquaintances. “I haven’t got time for that,” he said. “My gaze is upward – and inward. I’m deep that way.”