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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.
  Try to ignore him and his games. He just wants to get a reaction out of you, dont let him. Mind your own life and he will give up.
...on the wretched and weak.
Sometimes they get depressed,but no they do not know they are unhappy because they are delusional and even if everything is gone and destroyed they believe something will happen that will change all that....They are true parasites, they are always in survive mode.....And they get their supply not...
It would depend on how self-centered they are, after all everybody has feelings, that's part of being human.
They put on an act to suck you in. They mirror you. Deep down inside they are full of rage, etc., and cannot feel. They feel through the way you respond.
He (or she) probably doesn't have a wife and/or a husband, due  to the fact that they only love themselves.  +++   Unfortunately some do, as another contributor here has said of her  marriage to one, making the relationship an unhappy sham. 
  yup. In my case, I was basically the only one doing the work in relationship. He never wanted to see me, he didnt take the effort, he never said goodbye, I ended up providing my own closure and goodbye by means of a letter. They are lazy.
== ==   == ==   * Narcissistic is used too freely. If your mother always had Narcissistic characteristics that is one thing and you may have to choose to stay away from her altogether to keep your sanity. However, as some people age they can have disease called Dementia (Alzheimer's) and can...
Not really.... it only postpones the inevitable.. YOU being dumped OR your destruction in one from or another. IF anyone gets pacified.... it will be YOU. They DONT compromise well.
nope....I waited to sleep with my now narcissistic ex- husband...I left the marriage after 20 years of abuse. Still cheated on me from day one. I didn't know about the cheating until some years later. He was cheating and whoring around since I wasn't giving in until marriage. Not sleeping with him...
This and other personality disorders are now thought to be a product of attachment issues as children. Typically, what happens with personality disorders is that there is a "cluster" of symptoms or characteristics of more than one, but one with more matching criteria. As a general rule, what they...
Yes     == By any means necessary ==     They won't wait for you to offend them. They will INVENT offenses that never even entered your mind so that they can exercise their greatest creativity. There is nothing like a narcissist out for revenge--and they won't sit and wait for an...
  == Answer ==   I'm still working on this one myself. It has been almost two years since I left my exhusband and we still haven't completely disconnected. I have heard that it takes years to recover from a narcissistic relationship. I'm just trying to stay really busy and I'm finally...
New Answer I am trying to disconnect from a n as well. My poor body was riddle with emotional pain all the time. Thanks to all people who have experience this type of relationship has helped to open my awareness. Also to let go of my helplessness frame of mind, I need to work on me not him. The...
They can be so full of themselves and preoccupied with working on new supply they are optimistic about and you mean so little as an individual they can forget about whatever it was they would have been upset about. Narcissist won't try to avenge those recognised as having more power than themselves...
  Never!    Answer#2:   Correct. They are unfaithful to their mate, friends and colleagues, but fear abandoment, so they appear to be loyal to the end, but consider their company a diversion from boredom, not genuine interest. Narcissists get bored very easily; they need constant...
Most were teachers,nurses,secretarys,factory workers,nannys housekeepers,hairdreseers.
To see your reaction. They get off on your reaction - they see everyone as an object and use them to watch their feelings because they have none. ANSWER Its a game. Its all a game. Ignore them and go live a happy life. You will the farther you get from them in body, mind and spirit.
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Yes he will. A narsissist will never change. If he is a somantic narsissist he will cheat on her too. He abhors intimacy and looks at woman as mere objects. When he gets bored with her he will dump her for the next conquest.
People scuff their feet for different reasons. One reason could be  medical. Some people are not full able to lift their feet to walk  properly. Another reason people scuff their feet is because they  are making the choice to not walk properly.
  1) Listen to what he has to say. Appear attentive and alert. 2) Agree with his point or argument. It helps to select a specific issue he addressed during the course of the conversation. 3) Demonstrate relevance of his point, particularly with regard to your own life or why it helps you. 4)...
To them people are just OBJECTS... easier to ignore. The majorweakness in the Narcissist is the emotional intelligence. They havenone. When we see someone angry, in order to make sense of it wehave to use emotional intelligence. We have to empathize.Narcissists cant do it. The rage would seem like a...
Absolutely. That's exactly what they do. My ex N tried to reestablish contact with me a few months after I dumped him and I wouldn't answer his calls or texts and he sent quite a few.If you ex N does try to contact you ignore their calls or you will put yourself right back into the same situation...
They just want to "reel you back in" (as my best friend puts it) so you can get stuck back in the cycle.   they just want to make you feel safe and good for a minute so they can hurt you all over again. if you are the one that ended it, they have a burning need to get you back so they can then...
  == Answer ==     I know this is a very painful time in your life, but now is the time to get out there with friends and have some fun. The more you go out the more chances you have of meeting some guy that is really nice and perhaps having a good relationship. If you aren't ready for...
That depends, you can become an psychopath if you have within a short time killed allot of people and afterwards seen no regret in it, this is "common" in military district, but what you can do is developing an structure which will might even have better goods than an psychopath i.e. instead of...
The narcissicistic spouse ? Cheating is always wrong, but it can be very difficult to have YOUR needs met by a person who is in love with themselves.I could not find it in my heart to condem that person.
Psychopaths are loners that kill because their minds tell them to because they're influenced by their thinking and behavioral patterns. Sociopaths kill because they don't see reality in all that's around them; and what they see makes them display the persona, and the personality of a pathological...
  == The NPD fears exposure to him/her self ==   My estranged NPD husband (I have hired a lawyer to file for divorce) is afraid of being exposed to HIMSELF. I sent him the DSM-IV link for diagnosis of NPD, offered to help him in any type of recovery he might want (regardless of the divorce...
== Answer ==   Narcissists act as if they want people to envy them, but in reality they envy others which makes them crazy, and they "act out." They easily get into conflicts with coworkers, friends and family just to make a point of being right about a certain subject. It is extremely important...
I'm not sure what you're getting at here to be honest. But I'll give it a shot. Worrying is pretty much pointless, it puts more effort into the problem than it's solution. At times worrying or thinking too much about something prevents what you want from happening. Strange but true. Try not to worry...
It really depends on several factors including (but not limited to): weight, tolerance to the medication, amount of medication taken, possible effects of other substances ingested, and speed of metabolism (older age...decreased metabolism). The response will very on these and many other factors and...
Borderlines are usually inadequate but inadequate personalities are not necessarily borderlines. Borderlines are usually overly dramatic and manipulative and reckless. Inadequates are lacking in abilities. Borderlines have abilities but misuse them.
From what I've read; and I was surprised...A narcissist possesses LOW self esteem vs HIGH self esteem. Prior to my research, I was under the impression that this personality was "In love with itself"; thus = high self esteem. Looking in the mirror...seemingly admiring oneself! Still not sure of...
Divorce is always worse. Stanford University - Divorce, Nontraditional Families, and Its Consequences For Children "We know that children of divorced parents have more emotional and behavioral problems and do less well in school than children who live with both their Parent."   Answer No one...
I've been divorced from my "n" for over a year. I have a four year old girl and a two year old boy. The only thing you can do is to control the damage. don't give him any more time than what your custody agreement allows. Don't talk to him .That's the most important thing. keep your mouth shut!! I...
A narcissist has little self-esteem except for what comes from the apparent views of others. He or she will spend most of their energy trying to create an image of themselves that others will admire or envy, in order to keep up his or her sense of self-worth. All-or-nothing thinking is a typical...
Answer 1:Based on my own experiences with ex N, yes, all the time, but like individuals, individual narcissists are going to be different. Mine would use the internet constantly to find supply, constantly making new "friends" and talking to people who were sometimes 40 (she was 16) And it always...
That entirely depends upon the value system of the "target" of the narcissist. For the naive, loyal, trusting sorts...the answer is likely "yes." For those who effectively learn from and use previous life experiences to form their value system and this results in useful critical thinking, healthy...
No a narcissist will always be a narcissist. Don't get involved, you are free now. Be thankful you have escaped the worse time in your life and can move on.   the narcissist wil try to make it look and sound like he is so much better to her, because that will further his need to make you feel...
  == Answer ==     This miserable twit is causing your anxiety attacks! You are not happy. Think of this .... are you around him because you feel you need the comfort of company around you. I think you are confusing love with being lonely. Don't sell yourself short. Go and see a...
I don't think that your husband became a narc - he has always been a narc.Controlling is one of the things that they want most in life. They want to control everyone and everything around them. They are control freaks! If they can't do this they will make your life a living hell. Believe me!!
  Deceitfulness is characteristic of personality disorders. The affected person works at disguising their affliction, which necessarily involves deceitfulness.
Normal traits indicate a balance of emotions and responses to life. Traits are the patterns of behaviour we have learned and then we exhibit to other people; being too selfabsorbed prevents strong bonds with other people, we do not see things from their perspective, and as a result cannot create...
a person who is slighted when others do not pay sole attention to him
  == Answer ==   How does a narcissist treat others. They are always looking out for number one, so even if they act nice to others, there still has to be something in it for them, even if its the kudo's. The intended will be treated like a second class citizen, so to speak and nothing will...
You are for the most part. However when the new supply begins to find fault with the narcissist they will attempt to use you as a reflecting tool. It will be as if they should have listened /learned from the experience with you, they just need a hit of supply-like a whif of oxygen. It will be...
group, individual and/or family therapy, and education. Of these, individual therapy is the most common. Therapy can provide a consistent daily schedule, support, consistent rules, discipline, and limits
You leave it before your dignity and self esteem are destroyed. That's the closest thing to success you will ever achieve in a "relationship" with a narcissist.ADDENDUM:When you give into his EVERY whim, be prepared to be a slave for him, agree with EVERYTHING he says/does even if he is wrong, keep...
as in "throw pies at her"? It's not the favoured method of humiliating people in real life but I suppose it could happen.
A narcissistic, whatever gender they may be, do not truly have friends. If they appear to be friends with somebody, its probably because they admire them (although its really because they fear them). A narcissist being "friends" with a lesbian is most likely nothing sexual, its just that there is...
This is not always the case. I know somebody (my mother) who has lived with a narcissistic husband for over 20 years, and despite the fact her husband does not show any love whats-so-ever towards her none of it has rubbed off on her. The personality disorder is something cemented in childhood, I...
If you think that you are developing the same traits then it is time to GET OUT!If you can see this then you have waited far too long and you have to make a move. Surely, you do not want to be like this person or whatever they are.You do not want to be a carbon copy of this narc as you then will be...
\n. \n Answer \n. \nSexual sadism has almost become a cult in it's own right and has been going on for centuries. All different personalities fit into the catagory. It's a preference by an individual even though over half of us may not understand why anyone would want to go through these...
It means that the person will lie, cheat and more than likely steal from you. You can't trust a word they say and they have many affairs, gaslight you and in the end leave you when you either wake up to what trash they are or you are left weak, broke and offer less that the next sucker they are...
Yes, if the child is told they are the most amazing child in the world, nobody is better than them. Or they are told all of the time that they are the best at everything, narcissism can develop.
He/she picks a partner based on how much narcissist supply that person has to give. It may come in the form of sex, the attention of being with an attractive person (if you're hot), or using that person for something they have like a beach house and the narcissist will be able to go there for free...
That's an ambiguous question: if you mean you want to get back together with him, then my advice would be to get over that real fast: a genuine narcissist will cause you endless stress and mental fatigue and unhappiness in the long run. Your feelings will never enter into the equation. Best run a...
Celebrate! Go out with your friends and family because I'm sure your ex kept you from them as much as possible. Reconnect relationships with people you care about and don't ever look back. If you need help in how to heal do what I did and read everything you can get your hands on regarding NDP...
You can make a little bit of money just for reading emails. There  are hundreds of websites out there that offer this but you will not  get rich doing it. Most of the time it will take months to reach  the payout goal of roughly 20 dollars.
Answer . \nHell on earth! Stay clear! It's like putting 2 Pitt Bulls in a bag! Run!\n. \nMarcy
I do not think it would help,narcissists are well known as manipulating even psychologists and doctors...they can act better than AL pacino and Robert de Niro together....
could be depression, Avoidant Personality Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder, Schizoid Personality Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, paranoid Personality Disorder, etc. . .
A narcissit will contact an ex when their current situation finds them without any narcissistic supply at all.Don't get excited if an ex N contacts you. They are only using you. Once they find someone new they think is worthy of their time they will dump you allover again.
Answer . Try to find another outlet for this narcissist.
== Answer ==   When you love attention   == Answer ==   Does it seem like sooner or later everyone in your life will part ways with you in an atrociously angry way? Was it EVER your fault? Do people often beg you to see their side or understand how they are feeling? Is there a whole lot of...
Not necesarily. I suspect the odds are greater that they might, but it might be important to their lofty self-image to appear to be the perfect wife or husband, and be in a (outwardly) stable marriage/relationship. It may be a secretly miserable relationship, but they wouldn't cheat.
  I do not believe that anyone knows the answer to this question. It is probably a combination of Nature and Nurture that causes narcissism. I don't believe there any "instances" which one could point and say "that caused so and so to be a narcissist."   Unfortunately, without a known cause,...
Yes it can be in many cases and also a sociopath....
No they don't. They only get worse.
  Others? They don't have room in their minds for us "others".
Not unless you are prepared for the backlash. Narcissists thrive on blame and are experts at twisting the truth to make themselves appear the victim. Most of those who have spent a significant amount of time with a narcissist will tell you that it is better to walk away than get even. Although it...
K, so you like a guy and your problem maybe is that he has to many friends with him and no where to go or he just is to busy to talk to.Well i will answer on how to get alone with a guy. 1. The main thing with a guy is that they love you hang out with their friends it is just like girls.So if they...
Is this elderly person really narcissistic or are they suffering from Dementia or Alzheimers. My bet is on the last two. These are the symptoms: ParanoiaAccusing others of stealing or doing things they are notArguementativeCryingRagesMemory loss Regaining memory for short periods of timeStriking out...
Mine would say ,i am not perfect i didn't made myself.....or just Whatever......it was his stopword....But be prepared for devaluation and discard...even if is constructive criticissismwhich is the only form of criticissism that really has a purpose,they get angry but first they act as they do not...
== Narcissistic rage ==   Narcissistic rage is one that you will KNOW once you have been a target of it. It consists of degrading you while yelling at you. I have found this to happen out of the blue and also when I provoked him. When out of the blue, it comes from his distorted mind set when...
Sociopathy is the common name for someone suffering from Antisocial personality disorder. another common term is psychopath, though this is generally reserved for a more violent person with ASPD. Disorders like ASPD are, NPD (Narcissistic Personality Disorder.) and BDP (Borderline Personality...
There is no conclusion - except that others may notice how self-focused and entitled the narcisstic individual appears.
No. It can be a part of a depressive episode, but on its own procrastination is experienced several times per week, at least, by the vast majority of the human population.
  See a Domestic Violence Crisis Center near you. Make a plan to get out.
Simple answer: yes; they lie a lot because they see nothing wrong with literally living within their own world and, if you don't indulge them by going along with their ridiculous lies, then they won't have a problem pushing you out of their lives.
  == Answer ==     They have minds like steel traps, but they don't communicate well because they don't care about the other person's opinions or feelings and it's all about them. They put themselves on such a high level (in their own minds) that they feel only their opinions count. ...
    == Answer ==     Narcissists have a whole lot of quirks wrapped up inside of them and yes, one of them is commitment issues. They are so into themselves that they break every rule in the book pertaining to the feelings of mankind. Stay clear! Usually these people have to be ...
To me, the word "cure" implies an illness that can be treated, and so we could call it "cured." I don't know what the shrinks would say, but in my experience, this is primarily a character issue. People who lie even when there's no reason to, when there is nothing to protect or gain, are just flat...
you cannot..run as fast as you can..if you cant, like myself...then start being nice, tolerating the behavior, to get to the closest thing to a happy place you can be during your plan to move..even though real happiness is never possible. I dare anyone to tell me that it is. Since you are dealing...
From the online site NarcissismDailyMirror: "To avoid being hurt, you must overcome any narcissistic tendencies you have yourself, and if you are at all co-dependent, you must overcome that too." Most of advice on that site is geared towards married couples but I've found it very healing to...
The narcissist cannot improve their personality.
Your best option for revenge would be an ego shot. Something that will make him feel as though hes viewed as incompetent. Pride is his everything, if you bruise his pride you do more harm than physical injury.
(1) ignore him (2) instead of the praise and admiration he seeks, tell him he's a joke
Everything upsets a Narcissist. They imagine all sorts of hurts. Itis because of their wounded ego they perceive everything to be athreat, so they retaliate and twist information to fit their needs.The Narcissistic Supply needs. When they say they don't do it to hurt you, they might be tellingthe...
It's kind of like the difference between a respiratory infection and lung cancer. Everyone is self-centered to one degree or another at times; that's normal, if not always appreciated by the people around you. Narcissists are hard-wired to focus only on their own needs, primarily for recognition,...
Narcissists don't see other people as humans with feelings, but as objects whose purpose it is to gratify their intense need for praise and recognition. Narcissists tend to treat others nicely only when it suits their purpose -- for example, if you're giving needed ego-strokes, they're performing...
  == Answer ==   This question is, why waste your life on someone like this. Most men seldom seek psychological counseling because they feel it's a form of weakness. Narcissists are over-bearing (even in a quiet manner) will take digs at their partner either in private, in front of family...