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Narcissism

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Narcissism refers to a mental disorder which involves excessive admiration and love with one's self. It is also characterized by a need for admiration and attention from others as well as an exaggerated sense of self-importance.
If he is a NPD it's because he is using them, manipulating him and draining for Narcissistical supply source. If this man is a true NPD a pattern will form in that ....Soon he will do or say something unpredicable that will hurt, upset, demean, belittle one of your other guys leaving them confused...
If you really want to be free from a N, you must NEVER-EVER engage in any type of communication. NEVER. If you don't want to be free from him, if it somehow makes you feel loved and cared for, by all means, take his calls and coddle his emotions. He is a master at this and you will NEVER win! You...
    This is a very sensitive situation as you have children who though grown will still be damaged if there is this kind of game playing. The narcissist is in a world of his own where he or she is ruler. Mere mortals are expendable to fulfill his/ her own needs. The best you can do is...
They lie some more....the N I'm married to will lie about the lie he lied to cover up the lie about the lie he lied....and then lie again... New answer-They say you are having too much imagination and then they lie again explaining the other lies with new lies....mine told me i should go ahead and...
No, it's a noun. The related adjective is narcissistic.
Two definitions I've come across:What is Narcissism? 1. A pattern of traits and behaviors which signify infatuation and obsession with one's self to the exclusion of all others and the egotistic and ruthless pursuit of one's gratification, dominance and ambition.    2. "a pervasive pattern...
Most narcissists are insecure and place enormous internal emphasis  on how others perceive them. They project what they think about  themselves on you. They want to cause you to leave them because the  truth is they use you for sometime and then get bored and would  rather put the blame on you...
Oh yes,they do in the begin fase of the relationship to gain your trust and look normal and human,but is just a mask so you feel comfortable with them...Be careful...
Narcissists most often perform high energy out in the workforce although they may not be well liked. They consider themselves smarter than everyone else, can work at a high rate of capacity and are brutal in high positions or even supervisors. Companies really don't care as long as they have a "hot...
  My best guess, based on experience, is that the N will always attempt to keep a source close by. The N will, at least, attempt to ensure they can call upon the source when needed. By this I mean the N will keep some type of contact with a good source. They will drop messages or contact a...
No. They don't even know what the truth is.
It is the nature of the narcissist never to take responsibility for their own negative actions. Someone else is ALWAYS to blame. And they cheat because they have a bottomless need for admiration to back up their own good opinion of themselves.
Sadly, I think it is highly unlikely. It is imperative when making the decision to become Christian, that you fully realize how imperfect you are, that you view God as being all knowing, and see Jesus as your savior who died for your sins. Since Narcissists believe they are omnipotent, and that...
Because when they are exposed they catch a glimpse of their ugly ,evil self that they try to hide and forget also from themselves,not only for their preys.... The illusion is broken.
There is substantial evidence showing a relation between bipolar disorder and the inheritance of it within genes. If a parent suffers from bipolar disorder, the child has a 65% chance of developing a bipolar disorder within their lifespan.
passing the buck - not taking responsibility for their own actions and words. They are not blind to this and know what they are doing to you - they wait and see how long you'll take their abuse.
  Hervey Milton Cleckley (1903 - January 28, 1984) was an American psychiatrist and pioneer in the field of psychopathy. His book, The Mask of Sanity, originally published in 1941, provided the most influential clinical description of psychopathy in the 20th Century. The term "mask of sanity"...
  == Answer ==     I do not believe he thinks in that level of stealing your soul, he is not interested in obtaining your soul as a trophy, I mean that is something others can not see, rather he is interested in your social standing in society if you are important and hold a higher level...
Absolutely, what better way to get your focus back on him. Anything, anything to be the center of attention.       I am afraid so. My ex N used to call me crying piteously from sinus headaches, or needing me for emotional support because he had some issue in his life where he had done...
Narcissists can change if they want to, and if they are willing to  put in the effort. They will likely need therapy to help them to do  this.
  Yes, I believe that this is true, it doesn't have to be another woman. I have recently witnessed someone that I believe is a narcissist (but not a malignant narcissist) go FROM an NS of male friends TO an NS of another woman. But the male friends were the NS for quite some time. I think the...
  Yes I would say so. They are compulsive obessional predators, they stalk, use, lie, cheat, intimidate, dominate, con, character assassinate, etc and the motive is to drain you dry of all good emotions and feelings to feed their own ego. i.e. The weaker I make you feel - The more powerful I...
Seriously, don't even attempt to "take down" a narcissist. You're just fueling their contempt and rage. Narcissist's live for the opportunity to take revenge on others who they feel have betrayed or hurt them. It's a sadistic game that nobody can win, and it can go on for YEARS. N's will often...
Obsessive compulsive personality disorder (OCD)    The only way to know what personality disorder best fits Melody is  to have Melody checked out by a psychiatrist. They are specialized  in personality disorders.
  Answer   it is dificult, and most of the time it takes professional help, but i believe that as long as the person has someone devoted to helping overcome their illness, than they can do it. it takes a lot of work and sometimes many years but it is defenitly overcomeable.
Answer 1:Low self esteem women, the perfect candidate so he can make her feel even lower. The narcissist devalues woman to break her down so she will feel as if she needs him. It's all about them, they constantly need someone to stroke their ego... sad sad case the narcissist.Answer 2:I know they...
Mainly because they want to trigger your interest in what they have to say, If you are interested , they will seduce you into trying to cheer them up. When you fall for this strategy and say how great life is (they really know it is) THEY HAVE WON THE FIRST LEVEL OF THEIR PREDATORY action. You then...
Because a Narcissist likes to shift blame on to his ex, so he has the appearance of being fault free. This is a common tool used by a Narcissist to nab his new prey.
Narcissism and depression are unrelated.It is my belief that narcissists are prone to depression particularly when narcissistic supply has left. They may even have suicidal thoughts but rarely act on them. Good lord! How would the world survive without them!
A couple months after me and N broke up, he drove by my house at the exact moment as I was walking out to my car. A few hours later I get a text message from his fat gf's phone saying that they got married that day and wanted to let me know. Then she (or maybe he) went on to insult me and devaluing...
  Most likely to just irritate you ... He or she couldn't handle the rejection because of their narcissism, so they had to retaliate against you so that they feel they "won" and it was they who dumped you, perhaps. Let it go ... get on with life.
Nope. Youre an object.. you might end up as a NOTCH on their wall of another successful conquest... Cut your losses. This is a good thing for you really
Yes. It tortures them. My ex N was in a relationship with a new woman but he still became enraged when I alluded to the fact that I was sleeping with another man. It was all crap but I let him run with it. He actually assaulted the guy. Although someone got hurt (not badly), the action exposed him...
  Not a fixed age, but narcissists tend not to care about people who don't make them feel better about themselves. Children depend on their parents for their own needs, which can get in the way of a self-interested person and their feelings. This is very unfortunate, for such children.
being ignored growing up, riddicule,,manipulation,not being pick up as a child
Very...its part of their nature. Due to "competitors" that they perceive as threats for attention, social status, etc.
In my experience yes they do! If you have nothing more to offer or they feel you are not good supply .. Not agreeing, not paying attention, arguing/disagreeing with them. Basically they only need you if you have something they need, it may be money, company, you look good and they like others to...
His cellphone !they would never be without a mirror!!!!!!!!!
Of course, but it may not be pleasant for the wife . . .
Because he is having an affair...pure and simple!!! New Answer+That can be one of the reasons but is also a control issue and also trying to start an argument,or making the partner insecure,needy and clingy is aquestion of detachment that ALWAYS occur he is testing you,really....It is the...
It certainly can. One N I was with, briefly, regularly brought up one of his ex's, making comments that "I am glad I broke up with her so he can enjoy her now"..very bitter comments like that. He would also say that the ex boyfriend looks like him too. So it's like everything revolves around him....
NO.. they never change. VERY, VEry rare, after going through narcissitic injuries. Even when seeking therapy they use the knowledge gained to manipulate. The majority get worse with age, because of the gap between the false and real self. Impower yourself with knowledge about this disorder and that...
to classify individuals with specific mental disorders.
Leave. Move out, cut all contact, and build your own life without them. What are you getting out of it? You deserve to be treated with respect and live your own life 24/7. You don't need to deal with his stupid, irrational nonsense. If you don't get out, you're wasting your life-- the only life...
A person's characteristics mean nothing. Use the evidence and the documents you have gathered, within the restraints of the laws that apply, just as you would in any case.
Answer . Are they really liars or are they the type that dramatizes a truth? I pick the latter. It's like one person will tell you a joke and by the time it gets to the 10th person the joke isn't even the same anymore. Narcissists will dramatize events in their lives to boost their own egos and...
  == Answer ==   The mind is the mirror through which one perecieves the world to decide what to do with who and when. Perception is thus key to our attitude. Anything that affects perception will affect our attitude. This ranges from the basic senses (people with impaired sight, impaired...
She want's you to say "I'm not". It is like the expression "I was feeling sorry for myself and then I remembered you're my friend, so now I am feeling sorry for you!" She wants reassurance that you are happy you married her and she should be happy too!
How do they feel? They feel nothing. They just walk out the door and pretend you never existed. It is the victim of a N that has to move on otherwise they just destroy you. My husband lied to me and said he needed to think about our marraige and came back 2 weeks later and said he was not coming...
Since getting rid of this guy all of a sudden I have been getting an onslaught of various marketing calls, silent calls and wrong numbers! I suspect he previously tracked my mobile phone and feel like I am going crazy! My friends all say it is too much of a coincidence NOT to be him but I don't know...
Answer . If he was a narcissist, then nothing you did could ever be a good as he knew he "deserved." So he looked elsewhere, which he'll probably keep doing for the rest of his life, no matter how well the woman he's with treats him. . Answer . He wanted something other than what he got from...
  No, my advise is to stop hoping they will realize everything they have lost. Move on. They are mentally ill.
Empathy and conscience awareness.   Try to make them understand how others feel and encourage them to place themselves in the other persons shoes so they can understand how other people feel, suffer and hurt.   Make them aware of guilt also in small doses from a early age so they can then have...
Opinion Narcissism is a personality disorder not a mental illness; a narcissist is perfectly capable to make the distinction between right and wrong. If you wanted to ask if a narcissist will ever admit to others that he is one- NO-he will not alert the future victims and face the consequences of...
Not necessarily. He may simply be immature and lazy, particularly if others are paying the way for him. If people enable him so that he doesn't really have to work, he has no motivation to even try. However, if there are other causes behind his not working, like preoccupation with something else ...
Not always. Some people have just been so hurt in their past that they seek approval of their peers and just want some TLC. It's best to get to know the person a little before making a judgment call. It's a good policy not to label people immediately or even after a few weeks because you too could...
The accepted rule of thumb would be to get a specific diagnoses from a professional. However bear in mind this could take decades to accomplish. Narcissists are notorious for evading a proper diagnoses and have fooled many a profesional into beleiving its their spouse that has the problem not them....
They are born that way. A narcissist is just a milder form of a psychopath, they can feel shame and guilt but that is all. You will know when you have been around a narcissist because you will feel used abused and robbed. Read all you can on this horrific disorder.
Depending on the level of injury you have caused, he will contact you again to see if you still are a source. That is why its so important for you to apply the NO CONTACT rule. Move on, he does not have your best intrest at heart. Toxic
If you dont have children with him apply the NO CONTACT rule. If you have to be in contact because of the children, using praising, admiration and compliments from a strong point of view, this will help u achieve the temporary outcome u desire, they are very gullable. You can get them to do anything...
No, narcissism is not a disease - you can't catch it! It is a mental illness,
For the very simple reason that the Narccistic person feels no empathy or sympathy for anyone, especially their own family. They will cut you off without a thought and find someone else to take out their abuse on. I am dealing with a narcisstic daughter and have finally come to the conclusion that I...
They usually suffer some form of abuse and neglect while growing up. This leads to a life of twisted thaughts, no morals and a string of pathetic lies and excuses to hide the reality of the horrible, pathetic people they have become. They are best avoided unless you want to risk loosing your money,...
Depends how narcissistic they are... they may be so self-absorbed they might not notice what anyone else thinks of them. Unless they are attention-seeking and need everyone to know just how fabulous they think they are.
Ignore him. I mean completely ignore him. They are good at reading even the slightest cues so you have to TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY REMOVE THEM FROM YOUR LIFE. This will cause in them a Narcissistic Injury and they will go into a rage so be sure you are safe. Also remember they LOVE revenge and...
They die a slow and painful death...
To offer a true narcissist pity and love is to paint a sign on your forehead that says PREY. Narcissists are predators, make no mistake. They are chamelions, they are masters of creating the facade of being whatever you may need. Vulnerability is weakness to them and they will tell you whatever you...
They leave without feeling anything. most likely they already have an auxiliary supply ready to tap in to (the next sucker). People are objects to a narcissist, so to them it is like buying a new cell phone and throwing the old one in a junk drawer and forgetting about it.
Medication can be used although it isn't used regularly. Usually psychological therapy such as Family Therapy and counselling are used. It is important to know that although these treatments can reduce the symptoms of Histrionic and Narcissistic Personality Disorder, that these disorders are not...
Gather as much factual evidence as possible.
Constant invalidation of your thoughts opinions or Ideas. Little to know empathy.Does not seek to understand others, their ideas, or views. Has a superiority complex.is manipulative.Constantly putting you down.Puts you down in front of others.Has to show you they are 'better' than you.
Because the Narcissist believes that he can gain more pleasure by trashing and dumping the person - enjoying "proving" his superiority and the partner's inferiority - watching the partner suffer, and perhaps later watching her crawl back to him - than by staying with her. Everything the N does is...
  == Answer JSB - the classic narcissist ==   I believe that I have a neighbour who suffers from this problem. He will take it upon himself to tell others that they should do this or that, because that is the way he likes it done, or he will do things to other peoples property in their...
Trick question. Narcissists don't stalk people. They are too busy worrying about what makes them happy. My ex-husband a narcissist started a campaign of harrassment and stalking when I filed for divorce and moved out. I felt very intimidated by his behaviour. He would sit in his car watching my...
Narcissists have no sense of REALITY... everything in their heads is delusion & fantasy. They are not like us - their brains & brain chemistry is different.
Sociopaths very rarely admit or recognize that they have a problem since they blame everyone else for their own shortcomings. I would believe the best way would be for a family member or close friends to have an intervention with this person with a professional present stating why you think this...
Most likely not. For a relationship to work, there always has to be one top and one bottom; one winner and one loser; one dominant and the other submissive...you get my point. Think about it: narcissists (and I mean the real thing) usually think of themselves first. How could a relationship...
Break all mirrors and tell them there are NO mirrors left in the world! I don't know.. LOL
Answer . \nYou can't! Narcissistic people are self-absorbed and very clever people. You won't win. The best thing is to stay out of their way and don't have relationships with them. They will always be right and you will always be wrong. Don't play the head games with them because they love...
Narcissists are tricky, and I've done a lot of research on this subject. Manipulating a narcissist isn't really that hard. You can smother the narcissist in compliments, you can intimidate them with something they fear, believe me it works.
Narcissistic injury is anything that has to do with the narcissist being threatened with losing good supply, or any supply at that, hurting their ego (false self), or anything that has to do with them in a negative way.
influenced by genes acting together
Narcissists so overestimate themselves they wouldn't really believe your bit of dirt on them would matter much having survived with so much more dirt there ought to be on them. That covers 99% of things you are likely to come up with, so save yourself the embarrassment and stay no contact. If by...
Narcissists do NOT fear abandonment - they fear being without "supply" and not in total control.
Yes, i know first hand that a narcissist would take vengeance. Mine did. They are conrol FREAKS! If they don't get their way about what they feel is in the best interest of them they react. This reaction is generally negative. You have to remember that they are not of sane mind. The best way to...
narcissist person is a our self-love. he/she always show our personality,our beauty.
Believe its a combination of psychotherapy (cognitive behavioral modification) and meds (anti-depressants, anti-psychotics, etc.)
they dont like the idea of ageing, therefore dont like it when their partner shows signs of ageing, it reminds them of their immortality.
They hate birthdays,theirs or anybody else ,even from their kids... Yes they do hate them. Birthdays remind them they are getting older. They are peter pans, always young, infantile, their inner selves stuck at age six. They morn the lost of youth, the lost of looks as they gaze into their beloved...