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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.
Please accept my condolences. Being "dumped" isn't easy. Please know that when a person breaks up with another, the real reason is rarely gave. Usually, they just give you whatever reason they feel will get them out of the relationship as painlessly - or sometimes as hurtfully - as possible. ...
You know, maybe you should really consider about finding someone else because really, think about it?? Do u want a man who is so stuck on himself? You should try to find someone who actually cares about you.
Maybe some danger if there are concommitant pathologies. Do it smart, do it thoroughly. Overall, MUCH less danger than staying with the N.
I don't understand what you mean by games, but Narcisism is the obsession of one's self and I believe that one would think too highly of himself to be something generally frowned upon by society. Slightly ironic. Like the phrase "It's hard to be modest when you're as great as I"
Both male and females carry the same symptoms. Some are very intelligent while others not so much. The more intelligent ones are exceptionally good at feigning a different persona. Both are 'sometimes' very good looking and will use it to their greatest advantage. Usually these are people not easily...
Because you are weak. Move on and find a man who is better and will treat you the way you want to be treated. You don't want the lies and manipulation he fed you.
Answer. In respect of your husband whatever happens behind closed doors should stay between the two of you. If you have doubts or further questions perhaps the best person to contact would be a doctor or a priest. Either of these two people should be able to help you out.
My stepdaughter is narcissistic. She is the most self-centered person I have ever met. She has no feelings for anyone else. Only takes pictures of herself all the time and post only the very good ones she is in. She lies constantly
Answer . There are three possibilities:. She isn't getting the right compliments. Narcissists can be picky at what they want to be complimented on. If they think fashion is cool and intelligence is useless, then they won't like being complimented on saying something smart. . She is just trying to...
Nope, but good luck trying
Absolutely! I put my N out of my head about 4 years ago! I decided once and for all that it was over and I put the rearview mirror up and never-ever looked back. We have a child, so I still must deal with him, but it is on a different level now because he FINALLY realized I was DONE! Anyway, I am...
You have anger in you and you wanna let it out
Answer . I don't know your story, but I believe you're in a huge amount of pain. It may be a shame. You most probably have been driven to the edge of insanity and back. N's make you doubt your reality as they shove it down your throat. Very nauseating stuff. I will share this with you about...
Research believes yes and they are still looking for it.
Of course a bipolar person can be narcistic.
My ex I am sure felt very vulnerable when I started realizing something was wrong with her and she didn't have a backup supply. She begged me she didnt want to breakup. So i didn't. But the whole time she was online looking for a backup when she found one she told me to go ahead and move on and...
When it becomes excessive and interferes with one's ability to form a healthy relationship, yes. If it is just at the point of an enlightened self-interest, it is necessary.
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...
10-20 percent of the population.
\nThis 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 express...
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...
Get a referral to a psychological immediately, and keep the appointment.
No, it's a noun. The related adjective is narcissistic .
A narcissist cannot show appreciation. A narcissist is a person wholooks at themselves as higher than others, or believing they can doany task better than others, so for a narcissist to showappreciation would be very odd.
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 of...
Most narcissists are insecure and place enormous internal emphasison how others perceive them. They project what they think aboutthemselves on you. They want to cause you to leave them because thetruth is they use you for sometime and then get bored and wouldrather put the blame on you for leaving...
Who is "you"? Some people randomly diagnose personality disorders without fully understanding diagnostic criteria or appreciating certain personality traits can be annoying to some people without being pathological. This is a common game among laypeople with an interest in mental illness and a...
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 source for...
You don't have to have a multiple personality disorder to be inconsistent. Most people just don't think very logically.
No. They don't even know what the truth is.
not at all!! In fact they are pathologically CONFIDENT! new answer-no,they are cold blooded and harder than a concrete wall...
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.
\nHervey 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"...
get some dirt and blackmail them, or the more practical solution, find someone new to give you a reference. ANd next time, don't sleep with your boss (unless you meant to put an apostrophe after boss i which case, sorry)
Answer . \nI 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 in society then...
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 something to make...
According to the DSM-4 the diagnosis must meet all of the following criteria: A) There is a pervasive pattern of disregard for and the rights of others occurring since the age of 15, as indicated by three (or more) of the following: . failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful...
Narcissists can change if they want to, and if they are willing toput in the effort. They will likely need therapy to help them to dothis.
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 feel. The...
Yes. Dr. Hare talks about this in 'Without Conscience'
Absolutely. Read 'Without Conscience' by Dr. Robert Hare
The truth is in the details . When he (or she) includes numerous unrelated, small details that don't add any extra "luster" or "sparkle" to the story you're being told (remember, his story is being told to get something from you), chances are there's a shred of truth in them [in that portion of...
Type your answer here... they become overtly defensive, throw aggression on others & play the blame game.
Realise that your Dad's opinion may well be wrong, not just about this, but also about everything else he has ever told you. You need to work out absolutely everything for yourself - you can't trust your parents to be right about everything. Even if they're the best parents in the world, they are...
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 isto have Melody checked out by a psychiatrist. They are specializedin 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...
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
As hard as it is, rise above it...take the high road and say nothing. Those who really know the good in you are your friends and may even be defending you as they "talk behind your back"! : ) A wise person will take it all in context of the divorce situation, and you will gain their respect by...
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...
We are horny 50% of the time
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 hearing,...
2 years when she started art school
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 the...