Moissanite Earrings, The Modern Brazilian Beetle.

Written by Peter Crump

The history of earrings is a varied history indeed. Andrepparttar latest inrepparttar 143821 long line of female body adornments known as earrings are Moissanite earrings. Moissanite is takingrepparttar 143822 jewelry world by storm and moissanite earrings are no exception.

Moissanite earrings, well earrings in general anyway, are a fashion with a long history. They are believed to have originated around 3000 BC. Fashioned often in gold, silver or bronze, numerous examples of earrings dating from around 2500 BC torepparttar 143823 time of Christ have been unearthed.

Many fascinating examples have been uncovered fromrepparttar 143824 royal graves in Iraq!

Earring styles have varied enormously overrepparttar 143825 last 3500 years. Earrings were often buried withrepparttar 143826 dead, as were many other forms of fashionable jewelry ofrepparttar 143827 time. This is fortunate as it allows us to determine exactly what earrings were popular at various times in our history.

Around 1350 BC hoop earrings were popular which fitted inside a larger hole inrepparttar 143828 ear than would normally berepparttar 143829 case. We can only imagine what it would have taken to producerepparttar 143830 hole inrepparttar 143831 ear inrepparttar 143832 first place! Probably a small hoop earring at first, followed by larger ones as time progressed.

Earrings had styles and motifs which fittedrepparttar 143833 times. For example in Greek society aroundrepparttar 143834 second century BC earrings often displayed motifs ofrepparttar 143835 gods ofrepparttar 143836 time. And precious stones also adornedrepparttar 143837 ears ofrepparttar 143838 wealthy women ofrepparttar 143839 time to display their riches.

From aroundrepparttar 143840 third torepparttar 143841 tenth century AD earrings were overtaken by head adornments which often coveredrepparttar 143842 entire side ofrepparttar 143843 face. And then for a few centuries after that long hair styles and high collars coveredrepparttar 143844 ears and earrings lost their appeal.

Indifference and Decompensation in Pathological Narcissism

Written by Sam Vaknin

The narcissist lacks empathy. Consequently, he is not really interested inrepparttar lives, emotions, needs, preferences, and hopes of people around him. Even his nearest and dearest are, to him, mere instruments of gratification. They require his undivided attention only when they "malfunction" - when they become disobedient, independent, or critical. He loses all interest in them if they cannot be "fixed" (for instance, when they are terminally ill). People findrepparttar 143762 narcissist "cold", "inhuman", "heartless", "clueless", "robotic or machine-like".

Early on in life,repparttar 143763 narcissist learns to disguise his socially-unacceptable indifference as benevolence, equanimity, cool-headedness, composure, or superiority. "It is not that I don't care about others" - he shrugs off his critics - "I am simply more level-headed, more resilient, more composed under pressure ... They mistake my equanimity for apathy."

The narcissist tries to convince people that he is compassionate. His profound lack of interest in his spouse's life, vocation, interests, hobbies, and whereabouts he cloaks as benevolent altruism. "I give her allrepparttar 143764 freedom she can wish for!" - he protests - "I don't spy on her, follow her, or nag her with endless questions. I don't bother her. I let her lead her liferepparttar 143765 way she sees fit and don't interfere in her affairs!". He makes a virtue out of his emotional truancy.

All very commendable but when taken to extremes such benign neglect turns malignant and signifiesrepparttar 143766 voidance of true love and attachment. The narcissist's emotional (and, often, physical) absence from all his relationships is a form of aggression and a defense against his own thoroughly repressed feelings.

In rare moments of self-awareness,repparttar 143767 narcissist realizes that without his input - even inrepparttar 143768 form of feigned emotions - people will abandon him. He then swings from cruel aloofness to maudlin and grandiose gestures intended to demonstraterepparttar 143769 "larger than life" nature of his sentiments. This bizarre pendulum only provesrepparttar 143770 narcissist's inadequacy at maintaining adult relationships. It convinces no one and repels many.

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