How association yourself with behavior that offers extreme pleasure and satisfaction influence an individual?
According to Baumeister, when individuals associate themselves with behavior that offers extreme pleasure and satisfaction, it can be considered an addiction if they experience strong cravings to fulfill their satisfaction. Additionally, Baumeister suggested that if individuals do not fulfill their satisfaction levels with the chosen behavior, they will experience withdrawal symptoms. Furthermore, repeated behavioral patterns will generate tolerance to the behavior, forcing them to pursue greater dosages of that behavior. Narcissistic individuals are constantly seeking approval and enhancement from others. Thus they crave the desire to be approved in a society which could cause them to exercise excessively to meet the demands of their satisfaction. Narcissists are extremely reluctant to give up on seeking admiration from oneself and others that fulfill satisfaction levels. If they receive criticism or disrespect, narcissists will show considerable distress, anxiety, and discomfort.
Tolerance is present in Narcissists as they are constantly looking for new triumphs and satisfaction, they are not content with a fixed level of admiration, so they give in to the temptation to raise their self-appraisal and self-esteem. It is plausible that individuals reporting high narcissism levels may be using exercise as a form of self-enhancement. Therefore, to aid their satisfactions, narcissistic individuals who reported high levels of exercise addiction may participate in sport as a flawed strategy to seek approval from others to avoid withdrawal symptoms.