I know that at least some level, I'm a narcissist. I must be, given the behaviour I've been capable of, and how I've hurt my wife and others. What I don't know, is if I'm naturally narcissistic, self centered, empathy-lacking, etc., or if my addictive behaviour has brought it on/exacerbated it. It may seem like an unimportant question, given that regardless of personality issues, perceived or real, the need to abstain remains the same. But I'm scared that I'm truly a narcissist, that I'll always lack empathy, that I could never really love somebody. Has anyone else in recovery felt this way and noticed less narcissistic feelings as they abstained/recovered?