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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.
  kick him out and tell him to get a life   Make him join the marines [:
    == Answer ==     The best approach really is to keep a journal of specific incidences. Then, (if you can't get the N to go), take these accounts to a licensed Psychologist - preferably a PhD. They will be able to give you a good idea of what you are dealing with. Although, they...
  This sounds like something a narcissist would ask.... trying to set someone up so they can POW show you have wrong & stupid you are. But they love you.
  When Jesus sent out the messengers to spread the word of God he told them to bless a house when the entered but if they were rebuffed they were to take the blessing back and dust their feet off from the place as a sign of protest.   After Jesus performed miracles and the pharisees still...
if the poor person'significant other'is the only person with the narcissist on a regular basis..yes.   outside angels..inside DEVILS..as they say    it all depends who they have drawn into their web...one or more than one.   apart from that...no......the disorder is pervasive.   B: I...
  Forgiveness is not the answer. Forgiveness means killing the justified anger at the parent and so giving in to the overbearing demands of the parent. Try writing a letter expressing exactly why you feel anger towards to the parent, and then sending it if you feel comfortable. Also try reading...
  Think of people you know or have heard about. The BIGGEST red flag in my experience is lack of empathy. The reason for this is because the part of their brain that should light up when having a feeling, doesn't light up. Research has proven that the frontal cortex where we think lights up....
  Your psycologist is a fool or you misquoted them... marijuana does not cause schizophenia, however it can certainly agravate an underlying disorder. It makes sense that a substance that can increase paranoia would not have a good outcome with a person who is mentally unstable or vulnerable.
Being a narcissist I can answer this question. As far as I am concerned, the answer is yes, sometimes a narcissist will act like a baby or spoiled child when they feel they have lost control over a situation - narcissists generally over compensate for their inadequacies. At least at first they may...
This is what I did. I was involved with a narcissist for over a year and after I finally smartened up and realized what a horrible person he was I just cut off all contact. I walked away.Just walk away. Read everything you can get your hands on regarding NDP that way you won't think about going back...
on games just ignore them and they will get bored and other pimp slap that thing!
Pathological liars exhibit the same behaviors that addicts do.  Thus, the treatment can be similar. It involves the use of  medications, varies therapies, such as psychotherapy or cognitive  behavioral therapy, and weekly or daily group meetings.
My ex husband said he did not love me ever but he hated me. New Answer-They cannot hate either....the only feelings they have ia anger,fear ....
  Because he doesn't see himself as nasty. Perfect people can't be nasty, in their minds.
Answer . It is to your best interest to start communicating with your girlfriend or wife and don't nail her right away about the way she treats her son. Before she met you she probably had to raise that child on her own and that's one hard road to go down. She doesn't realize that you are there...
Wife, girlfriend, roommate, b*tch, wh*re, daughter, cook, etc, etc. ANYone they can get to do the work THEY don't want to do. (You can change the gender of the terms to fit the situation.)
If the person is an adult, you would be wise to avoid dealing with him/her at all. You are not responsible for their personality disorder, and attempting to ameliorate it will only lead to more problems than you have already. You can get support at this site: http://thepsychopath.freeforums.org/
  What do you want to do? You can go to counseling. You can obtain a divorce for irreconcilable differences. You can do nothing.   Get counseling right away, for yourself. If he will go that would be great but since he lies it won't do him any good unless he wants help. You need to go for...
  They cant feel love..therefore cannot love themselves..they can IDEALISE and devalue themselves,as well as others. in fact..they hate themselves...for being fakes,frauds,con-men...they just love the role thst they play..and they act love out with partners..like a script,that they have written...
  I have been married to an narcissist for 11 years. You have remember that they are sick. a victim, and because of the abuse that receive early in life as a child they learned to shut off there pain by blocking it out. The results ending into unable to feel emotions and to look at love as pain....
Borderline personality disorder is..A personality disorder marked by a long-standing pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships, behavior, mood, and self-image that can interfere with social or occupational functioning or cause extreme emotional distress.    AnswerI have a friend...
  Pathological liars say whatever it takes to get them what they want. They know that they are lying. Compulsive liars lie when it would be easier to tell the truth. They often believe their own statements. If your behavior matches either of the above descriptions, you have a problem. It's up...
  Like the plague. RUN!!   If you are tempted to stay whether by their charms or your empathy, please think again. They cannot be helped, they don't want "help", there is "nothing wrong with them".   What they see by your staying is food for their unquenchable need to control and...
  Good parenting at an early age is crucial to the prevention of NPD according to some psychologists, others say that they are born that way. Who knows.
  See an Elder Care lawyer IMMEDIATELY and do what they suggest.
Buy Chewing Gum,Chew it,Put it on her chair or stuff it in her bag during your break. REMEMBER to cover up all your tracks.the rest is up to you
==He's bigger than your version of the truth!==     Based on my personal experience, three things are very likely:   -He will view this confrontation as a major threat. -He will immediately try to re-assert control over the situation, and over you, using whatever tactic has proved most...
(not so much an answer, as my observation) I have a narcissist in my life that is and always has been deeply involved in church, prays at home, reads her Bible, goes to the women's retreats, Bible studies, choir, etc, etc, etc. This has led me to ponder over and over why her quest for a close...
  it could mean that they are aware of the harm they are causing and are actively using and abusing the power of manipulation they have. It seems to be a natural occurance in these personality types and they can do it so well that it few can spot the good ones. It could also point to a...
  my daughter did it to make me think i was mad and to gain power obver me bymaking me believe I was losing control and in the confusion she could spin me around mentally even more. Once she hid my suitcase on the station platform and after we boarded train she made me believe I had had the case...
  A true Narcissist does not know what love it. Their heart is an empty shallow shell because they prefer self-centeredness to love. Everything emotional in a Narcissists life is superficial because they really don't have any feelings for other and they don't know how to be empathetic to others...
  I am assuming you are still with this person? If you are you will never recover. You must leave this person for good. Only then can you slowly rebuild your life again. I wish you luck and hope you become a healthy person again after dealing with this type of monster.
  This is typical behavior for a Narcissitic person. The only thing that you can do is walk away and whatever you do DO NOT look back. If you do not this will only get worse for you. They always want full control and will say anything to get it. They will never ever change. Do yourself a...
Everybody needs a little attention every once in a while...   No one Has the answers .
  um yes!!! look you need to get informed and i mean quick. The narcissist is capable of anything and everything. He or She is a compulsive liar. DO NOT BELIEVE a word they are saying. They have trouble with relationships. Move on...Get out...find a real relationship and love yourself first.
  Hell yes. The narcissist does not like to do anything that is actually new - a younger woman isn't new, he's just a somatic narcissit - so yes, he'll be back and it won't make any sense to him why you wouldn't take him back... after all HE wants you back. What does that have to do with you?  ...
Answer . Because his personality is in competition with anyone that may be around him. Let me guess ... you are out with guests and either playing some game or on a certain topic in conversation the N gets extremely competitive and even may cause an argument. I have a brother-in-law like this...
We are unsure what you mean by frail. If you mean lacking in strength and sickly, it is serious for a number of reasons, from making you more prone to injury, to decreasing your ability to react to disease and infections if you become ill, to affecting your self-esteem and willingness to move...
One Perspective:Yes, narcissists generally feign confidence but  don't actually have it.   Another:   To clarify, yes, it is possible, but unlikely. By definition  narcissism is unrealistic, unjustified self-confidence.
talk to a lawyer to legally arrange you and his visiting time with your child and if you think he is dangerous file separately(or have the lawyer do it for you) a restraining order
  That is not an issue of right or wrong. It depends on what you want to do and the effect it would have on others (not the narcissist).
  It's only wrong if it hurts you to do it. Move on; if there is any pity in your heart it should be for him. Your life can be good if you can get past the apathy toward your pain.
  They don't care.   I'd say more, but it would take away from the main point: they don't care.   Want me to say it again?   They do not care.   "Why would I apologize about something? If I was going to be sorry, I wouldn't have done it in the first place."   OKAAAAY you ginormous...
I've been married to a Narcissist for 10yrs. It's not that easy of a question to answer.NPD's need their Narcissistic supply. If they feel threatened that they might be loosing their supply then they will tell you they are sorry. NPD's usually are pathologicla liers.They have a creative way of...
I would say "No". Because in the narcissist's warped mind, anything they do to help their cause is never wrong, therefore they never need apologize. However, they may APPEAR to apologize if that may help their cause, for example to re-establish contact with somebody who still has something to offer...
I am the child of a narcissistic parent. I have lived with this person most of my life and feel quite strongly that it is a form of brain, chemical, and neurological damage. He is infamous for being this way all of his life (tantrums, blaming others for his behaviors, projection, out of control...
Just from what I have read about narcissicists lacking the ability to feel empathy, I suspect that they are not affected by the injury they inflict on others, both emotional and physical injury. From my experience, I sense that they are desparately trying to rid themselves of the pain they feel by...
  Narcissists don't want help. They are -in their minds- omniscent, ominpresent, and better than anyone else EVER, everything evolves around them, they are God(compared to you) so why would they want to change and be weak people like the rest of us?   Don't waste your time or effort or lose...
I think that depends on what you want for yourself. If you want a monster in your life.... someone to prey on you and make you feel crazy because they say they want good things for you yet stab you in the back and betray you all the time....then they're fine just the way they are. Keep them. Pretend...
Answer . \nI have met Narcissists and can offer a suggestion on this one. If you suspect you are one, then you probably are not one, but just in case you do have the tendencies, I would urge you to seek counseling and evaluation. I'm assuming a small number of these people can learn new ways of...
  I dont think it has a name well not that I know of umm maybe its self obsessed. Anyway you must be worried about your lookks well dontg worry I sure your very pretty well prettier than me
  Like they are GOD and you are nothing.
There are numerous ways that people can be good to animals.  Specifically, make sure that animals are fed regularly and always  have fresh, clean water. Also, play with them and treat them with  kindness.
  Maintainance treatment can be achieved with mood stabilizers such as Depakote, and Lithium. Also consider low dosage benzodiazepines such as clonazepam 1mg, and lorazepan 1mg three times daily.   Second generation antipsychotics such as olanzapine, ziprazidone, risperidone, aripiprazole.  ...
  in real life, this will never happen coz opposites attract!   but in case a narcissist does marry another narcissist, they'll never last for even an hour. Normal people learn from each other, especially if their mistakes are reflected. Narcissists will never even learn their own mistakes...
  its called the "sweetening the sucker" game. Don't fall for it.
yes because personality needs flexible behaviur
No they are not (not in the long term), at first they will act as they are, to get their supply. I knew one narcissist that took Viagra the first month ( not telling their partner), than stopped taking it and blamed the partner when the sex was not as good. She had no clue he was taking Viagra and...
Altruism and self-lessness is the opposite of narcissism. Cult guru Jim Jones was a narcissist - Ghandi was the opposite.
Give him love and support and teach him to treat women with respect, get him a counselor if he starts to hate the world or feels like he is all hes got but wants to still be strong. Answer Nurture your child as it grows up and, while not holding anything back, make sure they know that the world...
They are already in love with the only person they will ever be in love with and that is- themselves. if it seems that they are in love with you they are not. they have become experts at faking love and sometimes, since they don't know what love feels, they mistake their need and love for attention ...
  == Answer ==     In dealing with my N I found several traits that seem to share a common link with what the experts say on the subject.     1. The N was hollow, emotionally speaking. By this I mean that you will be around the narcissist all the time and they will act as if you...
  Leave it alone. You aren't a therapist. Everyone has something; we all could benefit from therapy. You can gently try and point out that not everything is about her - but I was married to someone like this. Believe me, he didn't get it and neither will she. If you want to maintain the...
  WOW! This must be my ex-fiance! Clearly, I couldn't work it out w/him but I would be amazed if you figure that one out.
Narcissistic personality disorder is characterized by a long  standing pattern of grandiosity either in fantasy or actual  behavior an overwhelming need for admiration and a complete lack of  empathy toward others its a mental disorder.
  This gets complex, very quickly. You need a good lawyer.
  Yes, he can. Doesn't mean that he will. Narcissism is closely related to another personality disorder, "Antisocial." This term has replaced "Sociopathic" in psychology - There are many narcissists out there who have never been violent. But there are many violent people who are narcissistic. ...
  Yes of course - but now they are moving towards being narcissistic psychopaths.
  First of all, it is almost impossible to influence family members to get help for their problems. It is too easy for them to deflect your comments back in your direction. This is true of even everyday advice, and the more serious the issue the less likely you are to be able to effect change. ...
  Yes a child of nine can certainly be well on the way to becoming a narcissist. My niece is twelve and I am aggrieved to admit that I now believe her to be a fully fledged narcissist. All the signs were there at nine but it is just now that we are really starting to see the full extent of the...
  If he is has a true NPD then keep away. Nothing you say or do will change him EVER, only you and YOUR mental health will be affected. Harsh as it may sound- Consider yourself to have had a lucky escape, narcissists don't love anyone. They just feed off you to make themselves feel powerful....
Narcissism is a personality trait of self-love based on self-image or ego. This self-importance has to have roots in something the person has going for them. This could be smarts, looks, money or social status. Usually it's a combination of a few.Revenge isn't something that should be advocated. The...
please read the book Malignant Self Love on the Internet 75 to 25 that reported case only---There tends to be. Due to underlying psychological differences, women are more likely to suffer codependency or borderline personality disorder instead. When women do have narcissism, they are more likely to...
  Unknown. There is strong evidence it is genetic.
keep it a secert and tell no one move away seek mental help to understandNew Answer-i agree with the answer above but do read about it to educate yourself and knowing that whatever you think you could have done to improve the relationship would be impossible....Is not you is them...
  We can find no information on an "Assuage Test." We suggest going back to the source where you heard about it, and seeing if there are any references. There may be a typographic error, or the person may have it confused with another name.
Only if you institute the NO CONTACT rule. If he still doesn't stop- get a " Cease & Desist " court order.
Go to a therapist if you suspect it and check Web MD and other accredited sources to understand and recognize the symptoms. It's a very complex mental health disorder that include distorted thinking, mood swings, and sensitivity. It's something to get help for right away and to never take lightly....
  I think he will. But he will eventually suck the life out of her to.
The best way to deal with a narcissistic mother-in-law is to "killher with kindness." This method works on most people, by the way.Be as nice and polite as you can possibly be but don't engage hermore than you absolutely have to. Remain calm and don't feed intoher narcissism and neediness.
  == Narcisstic Parent ==   This answer is based on the description that Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) being a pattern of self-centered or egotistical behavior that shows up in thinking and behavior in a lot of different situations and activities.   The damage that narcissistic...
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  Of course, that's what its designed to do!! Check the DSM and you will see   the characteristics....so you test for these symptoms. If you know a narcissist you   have done your own subjective test. I'm sure it would be matched by the objective   diagnostic test. My wife agrees, she...
    I think you should be very careful here. Do not isolate her even more by trying to turn her against him. It coud very well backfire onto you and she might cut ties with you completely. Be warned that if he senses that you are on to him or are trying to turn her against him, he will lie,...
DEFINITION OF NARCISSIST PRECLUDES NORMAIf it suits his purposes for "narcissistic supply" he could put in an academy award performance that he does for a burst. Well he hooked you with it before. Then as soon as you think he has got there (you know why it should be feasible him loving you back re...
== Answer ==   I would have to say that you just have to be around them long enough. Check out what they say to you. Ask about what they said earlier. Eventually they will start tripping themselves up. They will eventually forget what they told to whom. Hope this helps you some.
The Nacrsissist: Is usually male 75% according to psychological studies. I am   addressing the male Narcisissist and his relationship with his parents. This is a   complicated relationship to describe at best. The mother of a Narcissist is core to   him and his development; also, she has...
Sometimes.   Narcissists want to be waited on and catered too.   Run!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  == Answer ==   First off don't jump the gun! She may be lucky and the genes will have skipped her or others in her family. If you are already having problems then get a diagnosis from a specialist and don't second-guess. Once you know what is wrong then look it up on www.google.com  ...
Here is the way this thing looks: How can an apparition show itself, if it has no self?   That is the answer. The narcissist has no self, no sense of who he is. There are no   core values, no code ethics, an empty shell. Is this clearer now? To experience a   narcissist, to feel for a...
  Narcissism is a psychological disorder. S is a letter.