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Narcissism causes impatience, anxiety and anger in the sufferer and will often lead to abusive and dysfunctional relationships, loneliness, temper tantrums and provoking behaviour leading to violence and domestic violence and murder, pornography and sexual fantasy addiction, alcohol and drug addiction, adultery, bankruptcy, divorce, child abuse, nervous breakdown and despair. Partners and family of narcissists are often affected by eroded self confidence and self esteem, anxiety, agoraphobia, overwhelming resentment, guilt and shame, domestic violence, alcoholism, drug addiction, social phobia, depression, suicide, adultery, divorce, loneliness, bankruptcy, social alienation, neuroses and despair. Both narcissists and their immediate family have an increased risk of incarceration. This is not a condition to ignore the symptoms of in adult or child. Kim Cooper author of "Back from the Looking Glass" Living with the Personality disorder that cause emotional and domestic abuse.
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It's when someone is obsessed/in love with themselves. It comes from a mythological character named Narcissus who fell in love with his own reflection. According to Am…erican Dictionary it is "abnormal admiration of one's self." it is vanity. or according to dictionary.comExcessive love or admiration of oneself. See Synonyms at conceit.A psychological condition characterized by self-preoccupation, lack of empathy, and unconscious deficits in self-esteem.Erotic pleasure derived from contemplation or admiration of one's own body or self, especially as a fixation on or a regression to an infantile stage of development.The attribute of the human psyche charactized by admiration of oneself but within normal limits. I'm prone to think of narcissism in the Disorder sense, which, based on many accounts, is self-obsession. It doesn't always look like self-love. But they're in a continual quest to maintain a sense of being able to love themselves in the form of what he sees as 'ideal', which is his 'pretend' self. At first glance, any of these explanations don't make narcissism look like much of a big deal. The bigger deal is the process itself, which always will involve the making use of those around him to achieve that end. Narcissism describes the trait of excessive self-love, based on self-image or ego.
Narcissistic personality disorder is genetic. My husband has it, his father had it and one of our five children has it.
Answer I came to the conclusion recently that my sister, who is an undiagnosed narcissist, should steer her "talents" for want of a better word into writing fanta…sy books. She has a high IQ and living in the fantasy world that she does, she could put this onto paper. She would often make up stories when we were young and usually horror to scare the living daylights out of me. She writes a blog where she pretends to be a dominatrix and loves to tell me of her rude stories and the rude replies she receives. She can't hold down a normal job longer than 6 months to a year because she gets fired because of her vile mouth because she is very sensitive to criticism. Her most recent departure was her 5th sacking.. however she twists it round by referring to it as an unfair constructive dismissal so then she can attempt to sue, but never follows through, claiming her poor health prevented her doing so. She has gone through one to one and group therapy but always comes out announcing blame on our parents and my treatment of her. Incidentally she claims she was in counselling for 10 years but this is yet another fantasy she has taken from my life. She has started going to the gym since she has always been overweight and says she feels great for it and looks great too, since she loves to talk about herself in that way alot. However she has also taken to picking up men in the club, some of them married or in a relationship she doesnt care it seems. I warned her she will get a reputation but she doesnt care. She thinks she can do no wrong, as long as she is having a good time. I sadly don't think my sister will ever take my advice about writing a fantasy book. But I think, if I at least try and suggest an answer to focus her mind on something she is naturally good at, she may one day try it. thanks, maxine.
It ruins it, or it makes it unpleasant. Extra unpleasant for the children It makes normal life impossible as there is never any stability or trust , it is basically a one wa…y street with the narcissist taking control and showing absolutely no regard for the other person in the relationship. As time goes on the partner ends up a broken shell of their former self.
In one way, this question is fundamentally flawed; the very sickness of a narcissist revolves around their viewing you as merely an extension of themselves or a means to t…heir furtherance of their inordinate self-interest. Primarily, any desire to further engage with the N is undoubtedly giving acknowledgement to a relationship which has already been tainted by their loathing. However; no matter how desirable it may be to cease all contact with such immediately, obviously in the case of work colleagues, family and loved ones, a different approach may be required. On the matter of return manipulation, I would say that unless during the course of your negating the N's power they inadvertently assist you (taking the utmost care to not be duped), then the safest bet is to vote with your feet. A fully blown N (with NPD) is not worth the time taken to attempt to divide out any genuine friendship they may intend towards you, put simply they cannot afford the luxury of friendship when their own self-interest is so all consuming as to be positively dangerous. Such separation will undoubtedly be accompanied by a degree of fear, but a person so emotionally stunted is in fact, very ill and needs help, honesty and treatment. Also; it is possible to mistake someone's actions as narcissistic, when in fact they are not. Discernment, making the decision to defer judgement and a more thorough investigation may be required to ascertain the level of culpability and actual level of disorder. Ask yourself: How can it be that something so closely related to something as simple as selfishness can be so overlooked, misunderstood and subject to frequent abuse? Are we not taught that such is wrong from a small child ? Often ? And do not even evil parents teach their children so ? Where is the line to be drawn between being a charismatic individual. A person with flair, strong-minded, independent, not afraid to take the lead? We are but one of billions of people on the planet. However important we are each in God's eyes, yet there is no reason to suppose that we are fundamentally more important that anybody else. If a person truly wants to be an individual, let them do so in their pursuit of righteousness. In this particular selfishness, God is sure to bless you. If that requires you to make money, raise a family, fight or take flight from your enemies, then so be it. Only when we allow ourselves the freedom to pursue the right can we become something which can truly benefit the human race (whether they accept it or not...). The mistake narcissists make is that they are making an argument for whether it be in our/their interest to be self-serving.
Believe its a combination of psychotherapy (cognitive behavioral modification) and meds (anti-depressants, anti-psychotics, etc.)
genetics ________________________ The etiology of Narcissism is debated. Some consider there is a possible genetic predisposition underlaying this disorder. However, many mor…e researchers agree that a person who develops into a fullblown narcissist does not suffer from a genetic disorder, but was abused, maligned, and unloved or offered love inconsistently as an infant, baby or child. The "golden child" syndrome is frequently mentioned as a formative N experience (where the parent projects all their own perceived deficiencies onto the perfection and perfect characteristics - whether real or imaginied - of their child) as well as experiences in very early infancy, babyhood, and early childhood that were somehow harsh and damaging enough to create an unforgiving and cruelly judgemental superego within the narcissist. The typical characteristics of narcissism are actually a reaction formation against this voice of cruel, impossible judging that accompanies the emptiness of the narcissist's soul, as they knew very early on they were not 'enough' to stand up to the vicious voice of the superego. ___________________________ If you're looking for the etymology of the word, check Ovid's Metamorphoses, the story of Narcissus and Echo.
A scary thought!, lol. It could be like giving a child a gun to play with depending on the situation. Yes there are many narcissists in politics. This would also be quite the …source of narcissitic supply as well for the individual, it could also be stressful for them if they screw it up and it turns into a narcissistic injury. I personally believe the same rules apply except everything is bigger and better for the narcissist but riskier and more danagerous for us. Afterall the narcissist is not there for his people, he or she is there for themself.
To a point they go together. It depends on how much manipulating is happening. Narcissism type people do not care about anyone else only themselves. They never feel guil…ty either. They use others as their puppets. You can't reason with them either. A manipulator is just that. But they have feelings of guilt at times. Not usually abusive mentally. You will know a Narcissist because they make you feel like you are the one who is going crazy. They make you feel like you can not do anything right. It will always be your fault. If you suspect you are with a Narcissist get out. There is no hope of them ever changing and they will only drag you down. Love will never be enough with those types of people and the abuse can get worse with them. They will find someone else fairly quickly to abuse once you leave. Manipulators are not much better, selfish and using others to get what they want. In my opinion, and I am not an expert but someone who got away from a narcissist, my life is balanced and normal and happy now. I do not feel crazy anymore. That Narcissist found another and is currently repeating the same abusive pattern with them. How do I know? They found me and asked me questions about him. It is not worth having those types of people in your life, it really isn't, cut your loss and move on. There are plenty of normal nice people out there.
Narcissism can be difficult to treat at times, but it depends on the client. If the client is truly motivated (which yes, does happen despite what you may read online), treatm…ent requires that the therapist be particularly skilled in the treatment of this disorder. There are some very specific therapeutic interventions that can significantly reduce symptoms for a motivated client. If you, or someone you love, are suffering from narcissism I would recommend searching online for someone in your area that has had proven success with this area of treatment. Personally, I have found working with narcissism to be both enjoyable and fulfilling. So, to summarize, find someone in your area that both enjoys working with narcissism and has had success in its treatment.
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.
No, it's a noun. The related adjective is narcissistic.
In certain cases, yes, by nether destroying nor excessively building up a child's self esteem. (it's prevented by not causing it.)
A person suffering from Narcisstic Personality Disorder thinks only about themselves - that is all they care about and what other people can do for them. They are users and …abusers. They are constantly thinking about how they can get their supply needs met - meaning people who will stroke their ego, cater to their every need - they are control freaks and they may want you around or not. They cannot love even though they can make you think they can just to get you where they want you and then they will throw you away as easy as they toss out their garbage.