NPD (Narcissistic Personality Disorder) Category

You have a diagnosis.

You’ve been told by a professional who conducted an assessment, or your therapist, or you filled out an online test and the results were clear. Plus you have your own experience of reading the list of symptoms and nodding so hard your head nearly fell off. So it seems incredibly obvious that your man has […]

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Fatal Flaws: Navigating Destructive Relationships with People with Disorders…

Covering the clinical course, treatment, genetics, biology, psychology, and destructive consequences of hysterical (histrionic), narcissistic, antisocial, paranoid, obsessive-compulsive, addictive, borderline, and schizotypal personality disorders, Fatal Flaws stands out in the literature for these powerful reasons: – It is written for an unusually broad audience, from mental health students and trainees of all disciplines, to highly […]

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Expect the lies to Increase

Expect lies to increase and to be repeated exponentially. They will, even in light of factual evidence to the contrary, lie more profusely and adamantly. Lies are and always will be the number one tool of the malignant narcissist. The only difference now is that in facing failure or public ridicule, the lies must increase […]

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When the Narcissist Fails

As with many personality disorders, those who are severely flawed of character, but especially the narcissist, when they face public disgrace, when they are outed as criminals or for their misbehavior, or when they fail in a very public way—that is when they become metastable, placing us as family, friends, co-workers, corporations, the public, or a […]

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When the Narcissist Fails | Psychology Today

Not without cause, malignant narcissism is one of the most searched for topics on the internet in part because seemingly there are so many people that appear to have those toxic traits that negatively impact on us. These individuals are notorious because they destabilize our lives, make us feel insecure, undervalued, disparaged, or inconsequential, and […]

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Narcissistic mortification – Wikipedia

Death, anxiety, and suicide Because in Western culture death is sometimes seen as the ultimate loss of control, fear of it may produce death anxiety in the form of a sense of extreme shame or narcissistic mortification.[15] The shame in this context is produced by the loss of stoicism, productivity, and control, aspects that are highly […]

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What the Narcissist Fears Most – Rejection

Being Rejected Rejection in any form is the narcissist’s worst fear. Rejection triggers what they work each day to hide from others and from themselves: a sense of inferiority and unlovability. Narcissists experience any kind of rejection—personal, social, or professional—as intensely invalidating and destabilizing. While healthy people will pick themselves up and eventually try again […]

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Being Embarrassed/Humiliated Narcissist Fears Most –

Being Embarrassed/Humiliated Being at once hypersensitive and grandiose, narcissists have unrealistic expectations and are threatened by even small, meaningless slights that others would easily brush off. Feeling embarrassed or humiliated is painful for anyone, but narcissists’ emotional instability and off-the-charts compensatory sense of superiority make them especially reactive to those emotions. To avoid such feelings, […]

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What the Narcissist Fears Most –

Being Seen/Exposed Emotionally healthy people have strong self-awareness and want to be seen for who they truly are. They practice self-reflection and value intimacy with the important people in their lives. By contrast, narcissists deeply fear exposure and as a result avoid self-reflection and view intimacy as a threat. In a very real sense, narcissists […]

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