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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.
\n. \n Answer \n. \n. \nYES, definitely! The verbal abuse is probably a result of a shortcoming in the husband, or to his mind, anyway. It probably has nothing to do with his wife..This is why evaluation and therapy is so paramount to getting to the bottom of all this pain, if you both love...
Narcissism is far less calculated. Machiavellian's are thinkers, narcissists are observers. The just watch themselves being pretty, or charming or whatever. Machiavellians are opportunists who make a lot of considerations.
It is common for people with mental health issues to have a substance abuse problem - the term for this is "dual diagnosis". Since people with personality disorders have a strong tendency to not want to look at their own behaviors or inner life, many will use drugs or alcohol to avoid doing this. As...
Answer . "Abuser" and "Silet treatment" are labels, but what do they mean? An abuser is someone who harms you either physicaly or mentally. What is the extent of the abuse? What is the abuser's perspective. \n. \nMany abusers feel justified in their actions. Many will feel that they were...
I believe narcissists generally do NOT have obsessions with religion, or any religion at all - they are the supreme authority in their life. . Yes they can mine claimed to be christian. Prayed before meals watched some joyce woman every morning on tv. But heres the thing. She said she would never...
Drug and alcohol abuse is very common among people who suffer fromdepression and those who suffer from anxiety. I haven't seenevidence that narcissist are more likely than anyone else to usedrugs. Or less likely...it may be part of their recreation
Answer . Answer. No, they see only what they want to see and nothing else, they are too busy thinking of themselves to think of anyone else.
They might, but a narcissistic is highly self-centered and egotistical.
This is typical Narcissist behavior. They are unable to keep up "the act" for more than 2-4 months. The N you experience who is 'not' cold and angry is, for the most part, false. When they are "nice" it is their false self at work being nice 'only' to gain something. Once they feel you are within...
(Note: Narcissistic Personality Disorder is something that can only be identified by a mental health professional who has examined the person in question. Other than that, "narcissist" is a word meaning "loves oneself excessively" and is susceptible to varying interpretations.) The following are...
help them no it had nothingto do with them, that they didn't do anything wrong and that if they don't want to bother talking to him they don't have to especially if they are 12 and up
Because he may have other women on the go and doesn't want to show any particular woman interest in case others notice. Sorry, but hes probably a cheat and they usually are. Don't email him again. Avoid him. Hes a waste of your time and your life. You cannot change him no matter how nice, pretty,...
Good question. Im not expert but was involved with an N. IMO, I don't think they set out to hurt people. Its just their nature. But they know right from wrong and they know they hurt people but they dont care. They just meet people date them for a while are good to u at first then there selfish...
The question is help them how? Refer them to counseling, but they don't want to be fixed, though you may want to fix them to be a 'normal' person so you can keep a relationship with them. If you are a lay person and in a relationship with a narcissist, you cannot help them. Just by the nature of...
Because like with most personality disorders they cant stand to be alone.
Have the court review this. Make sure your son is going to counseling, document everything that he tells you happens while he's with his father and see your lawyer to revize the visitation.
It can be, but its not for certain.
This again depends on how severe the disorder is, and other elements of the person's disorder AND also how long the relationship has lasted etc. To those who are absolutely convinced that someone - anyone - with a personality disorder is completely incapable of having feelings for others, I would...
It all depends on how far you're willing to take it really. The beautiful thing about America is that we are forgiving... Until we meet up with one of these brands of beings... I ran into the female variety NPD. Although she has had other men call me and threaten me, I have had a past in areas of...
Answer . You bet they do and it's called "pushing your buttons!" They torture their victims and believe they are far more intelligent than most. Big mistake! Don't play the game and ignore them. If you were to reverse the psychology of them they would burst at the seams and could possibly...
Most likely, yes. If that behavior gets him what he needs (positive self regard, make others feel bad so that he can verify that he is better than them) the behavior will continue as a way to get what he wants/needs. If the behavior suddenly stops giving him what he needs he is likely to increase...
Call them on their lies and posturing. Do not argue or get excited. Remain completely calm and detached but make observations that let them know you can see right through them. Drives them nuts. Ignoring them also works great too since they need a source of sick supply and they hate to be ignored. ...
If my parents were anything to go by, then no.. But mebbe the woman will soo distracted by her own vanity she won't realise there is anything peculiar about her boyfriend.. Spose if it's meant to be, it will be XD.
I am not an expert but thru my experience with an N the answer is no. From what I have read about Ns my ex was exactly like what I have read on here. No one can make a relationship work with them because the relationship is not up to you whether it works its up to them. You can't win with a N no...
inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love; vanity.
Because you've made excuses for a while..... you've allowed yourself to be treated in ways you knew weren't right.... for too long. So.... that's why it looks like a bad movie. It's a pretty dramatic story line. I couldn't write fiction as strange as my life turned out to be. As for your apparent...
Being self centered is completely natural. When it becomes unnatural is when your so self centered to a point where you have little to no empathy for others and only pretend to care about others. Everyone cares about there self appearance and how others see them, but if it's a narcissist your...
Because they know they are not complete human beings. They are like false fronts. No depth-only actors pretending at life. Their knowledge of their inadequacies make them forever angry.
Answer . Narcissists can either be very cold towards sex and some like to be in total control and demand a lot from their sexual partner. A sex-loved addict just loves sex, but in many cases will give as good as they get (affection and warmth.) Most Narcissists loathe women in general and see them...
I am not a psychologist, just an observer to the decades of narcissistic behavior in a bad narcissistic father. From everything I have observed and also studied up on and read, narcissism does seem to get worse with advancing age. At 95, I see that there is little left in NDad EXCEPT the...
Nope, they think they are superior to all, and they think everyone else has the problem do they see the pain their causing I'm currently in an abusive marriage of three years and have been to therapy on several occassions and had read so many self-help books which have been wonderful in helping...
Because they are narcissists. Answer To be a Narcissist in the strictest sense, one would have to fit five of the eight criteria for having the Narcissistic personality disorder. I believe this is explained in depth in the very first FAQ "What is a Narcissist?" Even then some of their quirks and...
Answer . I have a son with pretty severe disabilities and for a Narc my H does care quite a deal for our son. It is something I have never quite understood. Now that we are separated he takes our son every weekend and enjoys having him around. \n. \nThis puzzled me as I know he has full blown...
You're trying to turn them into some sub-human species. Narcissism just means that they are self absorbed. Technically, the term means "self love", but they are people, have aspirations, concerns, phobias and most even have a sense of humor. It is true, however, that many narcissists have...
\n. \n Answer \n. \nIf you mean a feeling of freedom then perhaps a little at the beginning, but then all sorts of emotions run through the victim's mind. Was it their fault? Were they good enough or are they all the things the Narcissist accused them of? Are they incapable of having a...
Because of their psychological control over their victims. Read WOMEN WHO LOVE PSYCHOPATHS for better information.
answer \n. \nI think the N will continue his lies as long as they work. I don't believe there is any set time for this. I finally got the courage to stand up to my N after a year. Things deteriorated rapidly after that until I finally kicked him out. I did get some satisfaction from knowing HE...
It's tricky, but you do this, in short. Get close to these people that N lied about you to. Don't ask them right away about what N said about you-just know that there were lies spread. These people are your friends, so let them be that for a while. Be your sweet self, and once they are feeling...
\n. \n RESTRAINING ORDERS \n. \n. \nIf you feel threatened by someone, a piece of paper (retraining order) is not guaranteed protection - HOWEVER, having that piece of paper will better enable law enforcement to arrest this individual should he pose such an immediate threat. I strongly suggest...
Answer . \nMy narcissist or rather ex-narcissist could not stand it. He called repeatedly. I ignored his calls. He finally showed up at my office and said he felt "teary-eyed." Only a narcissist would SAY he felt teary-eyed wherein most men try to hide their tears. I finally agreed to listen...
\n. \n1. Limit the abuse with intervention (zero tolerance)\n2. Build trust\n3. Training to "fill in" lacking developmental skills\n4. "Protection" from unrealistic expectations of others\n. \nThere is more on this in our 13 step guide.\n. \nKim Cooper author of "Back from the Looking Glass" Living...
the people who smuggle tobacco are getting money for it and so are the companies
Because of their disorder. They lie about everything. EVERYTHING. Run!
\n. \n EXpartner \n. \n. \nMost certainly, if there is gain for the Narcissist, I am positive they will 'pretend' affection for anyone - gay, lesbian, straight, what ever gives them gain... personal experience, I was 'partnered' with one for 10 years until my monetary future became clouded, and...
I am still working on this one myself, daily. I have found the only way to go on is to totally ignore a narcissist. Don't try to reason with them, they have no reason. Don't try to understand them, you cannot. Don't try to be kind to them, they will simply use it against you. Don't try to be their...
The narcissist, in my own experience, has deleted this source because he believes that a "better" one has come along. This does not mean that the new one is superior in intelligence, looks, love, etc. It means that they are more convenient. However, the N may be making a fatal mistake, for which he...
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\nThere are elderly abuse laws in effect. Report the person.
Fairly low. NPD is a well-delineated disorder that can be confused with more serious ones, but rarely misdiagnosed completely.
Ehen he's more on love with himself than he is you.
Answer . In order for an individual to be diagnosed with PTSD he/she must meet six specific criteria.. 1. Exposure to a traumatizing event.. 2. Re-experiencing the trauma (this is typically flashbacks during wake and/or sleep cycles, but may also include intrusive thoughts, memories, or unrest...
Unfortunately when it is too late it may be just that - too late. Take some time for yourself and enjoy this time, keep busy and move on who knows he may try contacting you in the future but it also depends why you broke up in the first place. If you broke his trust or hurt him too badly to come...
Someone who thinks he/she is above everyone else, even his love ones.\nComes from the Greek mythology character Narcis
\n. \n. \n Answer \n. \nYes and no. PET scans can detect the deterioration of brain cells such as in Alzheimer's Disease, etc. PET scans can also show that the 2 chemicals in the brain are not balanced and therefore can cause a person to become depressed (many different forms of depression)...
This relationship should be entirely up to your son as it's only his step-father. Have you asked your son how he feels? Even very small children (as soon as they can speak) will be quite blunt as to whether they are comfortable with one or the other of the parents. It sounds to me your son is not...
No!!! Plain and simply put he has not changed. She is headed for destruction. He has retreated at this point and not presenting the real "him" to his current mate. Rest assured (unfortunate for her) the real him will surface and the sheep's clothing will fall only to unveil a ravenous wolf to...
Absolutely not REMEMBER THIS?... Its all about them! Don't forget it again. It's probably a ploy to try and drag you back. Narcissists crave attention, and will go to any lengths to get it, so just ignoring them might not work. The best thing I can think of to do is respond politely, but be...
You don't. Narcissists can't comprehend ideas like that. Just bail, quick and dirty.
We cannot actually answer this question. That depends on the individual, and how thoroughly you are ignoring him. If you give him any attention at all, he will keep coming back. Block his phone number, do not answer his attempts at communication, and do not speak to him if he approaches you. Make...
Answer . Been there, played that game! The first you thing you have to do is let go of the idea of if only: I'd been (better looking, thinner, smarter, whatever), or tried a little harder, or been a little more patient, etc. You really need to get that it had nothing to do with you and everything...
Absolutely. I've seen it with my own eyes, coz my grandma is one. when people grow older, they want their loved ones to get closer...but things are just the opposite with her. Whenever we visit her, we can see the irritation on her face, as if all love for her own family & relatives are now lost. On...
Answer . Not necessarily. Some people like to have sex after a fight. Emotions are high. answer . I think that given the N's M.O. (He has to be dominant, in control, etc...) I believe that this scenario falls right into the N's plan. I believe that N's like their victims subservient. Put this...
just wait till they get home or where ever you choose and have a kind talk and dont get made over silly things
Very likely. Just as the wise say you never know whats good until its gone answer This is just my opinion, based on my experience. I would say that the N probably knows all along that they are on borrowed time, in most cases. They know they are pushing things, but are unable to care or empathize...
MRIs have shown differences in activity in portions of the brain associated with empathy, as compared with non-narcissistic individuals. Narcissists have a fairly broad range of other emotions, but they are often shallow.
don't worry, this is a sign of jelousy. he can't stand the fact of you having that child w/ someone else. its just a matter of fact.
The biggest difference between a narcissist and someone who'ssimply selfish and immature is a feeling of empathy and remorse.Pointing out to someone who's just immature that they're beingselfish often causes them to feel bad about hurting others, whilenarcissists don't get that same reaction, and if...
Allow yourself to think about him and cry as much as you like. Grief is a process, and it takes up to two years to complete it. Don't let people tell you to be brave. That's not what grieving is about. There may be grief groups in your area where you can receive some help and support. Call your...
Narcs don't have friends - they have people who they can use to their advantage.
\n. \n Answer \n. \nWell, it seems that you were looking for someone that exuded confidence which alot of narcissist do. Later, on it was that you discovered this trait. You need to ask yourself what you actually get out of the relationship and if at the end of the day you feel safisfied and...
Hanging from a telephone wire There are a lot of versions, but this is a popular one!
Never. I have a sibling who has been a raging narcissist all her miserable life and if anything, she is getting worse. The family has all left her (including her daughter). None of us can stand being around her. She lies and is completely self-absorbed. She thinks we all avoid her because we're mean...
Try and retrieve the incriminating video and pictures before getting out of the relationship. If that is out of the question then you are S.O.L.
Someone who they percieve as weaker, less intelligent, and less cofident than themselves. Their identity is hinged on where they appear relative to other people. So the person they choose must somehow reflect their own imagined superiority
Absolutely anyone. Although, it does come more naturally to some people than others. Some people have them throughout their lives. I had to work really hard at it, but BOY was the effort worth it! I've had some incredible experiences in my lucid dreams. And even my non-lucid dreams have become FAR...
Lucid dreaming existed since the cavemen, I know because ANYONE can lucid dream.
No. They are pathological and can't love. They can say the can but they literally cannot. Their brains are different. Move on - the person you met was a false personna. Be glad he's gone. http://www.saferelationshipsmagazine.com . Ask yourself that question. Could u leave someone u really love?
Range. Nager, if you're a Frenchy.
Answer . Narcissists can be high on ego and see themselves in THEIR OWN light as being the best judge of ANYTHING. Often Narcissists are highly intelligent and find most other people around them lower on the scale of intelligence (even if the other person isn't) and it's purely a need for control...
To have an idea how lucid dreaming feels, I suggest the following. Take note of how you feel right now. Look around you, notice the details you can see and hear. Just take a moment to indulge your senses. THIS is what lucid dreaming often feels like - completely indistinguishable from waking life....
Answer . You have to ask if they are a narcissistic parent or a concerned parent that worries when you don't answer their email. There is nothing more frustrating than emailing someone in another town or country and not having them even reply with a short note. If your parent is truly a...
\n. \n Answer \n. \nYes! Parents that allow their children to take on no responsibility or pay for their consequences create a monster. It is up to every parent to instill right and wrong and to give their children self-worth and it shouldn't always be done by telling the child what they...
You can't... if you're a narcissist. But if you're wondering whether you are... you probably aren't. A narcissist would never consider he/she is one, or admit that they are when confronted that they might be. There are lots of sites/pages out there that explain the main criteria... grandiose/fantasy...
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As with any system, one family member who has a personality disorder like Narcissism impacts the entire group. Common traits of a NPD include pathological lying, bullying and domineering behaviors; constant blaming of others and rageful accusations. Some of the consequences of being emotionally...
\n. \n BECAUSE OF YOUR SELF-REALIZATIONS.... \n. \n. \n. \nPLEASE DO NOT HURT YOURSELF.\n. \nI am not a professional mental health care provider, but I have personal experience with a true narcissist. I believe that if YOU understand your selfishness and egotism, and feel the need to change,...
There is no treatment (no matter what a psych. who wants to take your money says) for Narcissism. It is incurable. Get away from a Narcisssist ASAP.
\n. \n Answer \n. \nNarcissists actually self-loathe themselves. The old quote, "You always hurt the ones you love" is true in this case. Narcissists can be either very controlled and crafty or some are out of control like a runaway locomotive. By confronting the Narcissist about the...