Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Narcissistic Personality Disorder 22/11/2020 The variety of narcissists – NOT the spice of life

Narcissism is a Cluster B personality disorder according to the DSM-5. The criteria is as follows: Criteria for NPD According to the DSM-5, in order to diagnose NPD, the following criteria must be met: A. Significant impairments in personality functioning manifest by: 1. Impairments in self functioning (a or b): a. Identity: Excessive reference to …

Narcissistic Personality Disorder 01/11/2020 Enablers of Narcissists – are they naughty or nice?

As Christmas looms for another year, some of us might be dreading the annual ritual of spending time with the narcissists in the family, out of feelings of obligation, guilt, fear or ‘keeping the peace.’ For narcissists it is prime attention-seeking, drama-queen, bullying and bragging time, where they can sit at the head of the …

Narcissistic Personality Disorder 20/09/2020 The narcissist and money – ‘greed is good’

“The point is, ladies and gentlemen, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works.” Gordon Gekko, Wall Street, 1987. For most of us however, money is used as a necessity to live, to cover the basics at a minimum; keep a roof over our heads, to eat and …

Narcissistic Personality Disorder 06/09/2020 What role are you in the NPD zoo? – Childhood parts played in the dysfunctional family drama

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.  Emily Dickinson If you have had the misfortune to grow up with parents who are Narcissistic and Enabling, then as a child you were most likely ascribed a particular role …

Narcissistic Personality Disorder trauma bond 12/07/2020 Trauma bonded to a narcissist? – how to get off ‘the hook’

‘There are none so blind as those who will not see.’ John Heywood, 1546 If you are in a relationship with a narcissist then you could be ‘trauma bonded’ with them, especially if you have codependent or enabling tendencies. What is a ‘trauma bond?” These are bonds formed by trauma with the narcissist. Initially in …

Narcissistic Personality Disorder 14/06/2020 Narcissists and triangulation – three’s a crowd

Dysfunctional families, including narcissistic families, often have indirect communication patterns involving creating and maintaining triangles or three-way relationships between its members, known as a Drama Triangle. The interconnected, and interchangeable, roles we may play in this triangle include: Aggressor (or Persecutor), Victim; and, Rescuer However, while the roles can be changed, there will usually be …

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