What I failed to understand is that this man with a personality disorder is completely lacking empathy and is willing to sacrifice his own child to inflict revenge. Logic, reason, and compassion are beyond the ability of a disordered narcissist. People afflicted with NPD are incapable of empathy for their victims. They only experience hate and a complete lack of self-esteem. Everything they do is aimed at protecting their carefully constructed self-delusions. They cover their disorder but they are fragile and can be dangerously explosive when their balloon is popped.