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Maybe the person that is a narcissist was trying to hide it.

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Q: How could a person be in a relationship with a Narcissist for 20 years or more and not realize they have been dealing with and struggling with Toxic Narcissism syndrome most of that time?
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Do Peter Pan Syndrome and narcissism go hand in hand?

Virtually the same thing.

How can you help a parent understand that their adult child's behavior is the result of narcissism?

I would sit them down at a computer so that they can read all the signs of narcissism. That is what "enlightened" me about the narcissist in my life. And just yesterday a friend told me they did this with someone they now recognize as having Asperger's Syndrome. When you read what the signs are and are finding yourself going "check, check, check" as you read the list of signs, it kind of opens your eyes. Maybe this would work for these parents. For me, recognizing that this person in my life is a narcissist has helped me to develop a very good relationship with them, knowing what to expect from them, why they are like they are and allowing me to adjust my own reactions and words and attitude toward them. Knowledge is power and often leads to a much better situation as a whole.

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What is the relationship between trisomy 21 and Down syndrome?

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If your in an abusive relationship and you think you love the person do you actually or are you just addicted to the relationship?

Look up Traumatic Bonding and Stockholm Syndrome. And get out of that relationship.

Where does Narcissism come from?

genetics ________________________ The etiology of Narcissism is debated. Some consider there is a possible genetic predisposition underlaying this disorder. However, many more 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.

What are the symptoms of pantothenic acid deficiency?

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What would the relationship be like between someone with Aspergers Syndrome and someone with Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

Too danger to consider!

Do you have high tendency of having down syndrome baby with one ovary?

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Cushing's syndrome. is there a relation to alchololism?

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Is there a relationship between being gay and Asperger's Syndrome?

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Is Down syndrome the same as Turner syndrome?

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