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speedofagale · 11 hours ago
I’ve recently been coming to terms with the fact that my mother has narcissistic personality disorder and how it’s affected my entire life and kiiiiiiinda messed me up and made me the way I am. I want to say she ruined it but at least I’m self aware snd I’m currently trying to get help for my own issues. Anyway at some point I was like “wait,,,,, does Revali have nsd????” I thought about it for awhile but while it certain seems like it, it also doesn’t seem to really entirely like... fit?🤔 Idk I’m not exactly sure why, but I was wondering what uhhhh your thoughts on the matter are 😳😳
well first of all, i want to say that i am incredibly proud of you for seeking help! it can be a hard first step to even think about getting treatment. i'm sorry about your mother, but i do hope all goes well for you. it's what you deserve :)
my short answer to your question would be:
maybe! it's hard to put it off the table with 100% confidence.
my long answer to your question would be:
it's hard to say. unfortunately, narcissistic personality disorder hasn't been very well studied because of how complex it is. even the dsm-5 provides a vague, general overview of the disorder because there is such a wide spectrum of the ways it can show up, even within the same individual. (TLDR at the bottom)
narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is ego-syntonic, meaning that (when not yet recognized) an individual doesn't think that they have a problem, rather, the problem is with everyone else. it's often defined as self-aggrandizing yet overly dependent on the evaluations of others—people with this disorder view themselves as better than those around them. they are selfish and have a grandiose sense of self-importance and entitlement. it most commonly stems from issues with low self-esteem and high vulnerability to criticism. so far from this description, one could say that yes, revali does seem to match. however, i left out key components that i wanted to focus on. among being arrogant and haughty, envious, and self-entitled, two of the other diagnostic criteria for NPD are lacking empathy (unwilling/unable to identify needs and emotions of others) and being exploitative.
even within botw, revali does show empathy towards others. he shows concern for zelda when she comes back from the spring of wisdom. it would have been so easy for him to exploit the moment, to point out that she’s failed when he’s been successful all along. but he didn’t. even in link’s battle against windblight, he shows concern whenever he’s hit, asking if he’s okay and whatnot. that’s empathy even if revali wouldn’t admit it himself. he’s actively caring for others. its shown that he does care about rito village and wants to do his part to make sure it stays safe. doing so would obviously given him prestige as well, but that wasn’t the part he was focusing on. yeah, someone with NPD could fake it if they knew what was socially acceptable, but eventually their true motive would have shown. specifically when he was already dead, he would have had no reason to help link because he wasn’t going to gain anything from it anymore. but he did! plus, i don’t think that i’ve ever seen one of revali’s interactions and thought that it was exploitative. being exploitative in this sense means actively using others to encourage your agenda of being the best around, no matter what it takes. when revali boasts, it’s usually all about himself, not asking others their thoughts on him and such. i haven’t played hwaoc (i don’t like games that require you to battle hoards of enemies at once—stresses me out too much) but from screenshots i’ve seen around tumblr and from the playthrough i watched when it first came out, revali does praise others when they do well. iirc he even shows admiration when someone is impressive in combat. someone with NPD would have trouble doing such a thing because they want to be seen as the best.
TLDR; NPD is different from being just arrogant and self-absorbed, which i’m sure we can all agree pretty much applies to revali. two of the five criteria for narcissitic personality disorder is lacking empathy and being exploitative, which from revali’s behavior, doesn’t match. my opinion is that he doesn’t have NPD because even if he wouldn’t admit it himself (and he’ll go in circles to prevent from doing so), he does care for those around him. however, like i said before, NPD hasn’t been studied very well, and it can show up in drastically different ways in different individuals. if one wanted to, they could definitely make the argument that he does.
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