Narcissistic Personality Disorder

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 …

Narcissistic Personality Disorder 19/04/2020 Who becomes a target for narcissists – are you a moth to the flame?

Narcissists are attention-seeking, grandiose, self-absorbed, self-entitled predators who have a well-tuned radar for picking out potential targets as sources of narcissistic supply. They may go straight for the jugular, or test you out more subtly to see if you are as weak as they would like for their preferred source(s) of supply (property, money, sex, …

Narcissistic Personality Disorder 02/02/2020 The collapsing narcissist – pride comes before a fall

Do not go gentle into that good night, rage, rage at the dying of the light. by Dylan Thomas – 1947 As a narcissist ages, it is not a pretty sight. They ‘collapse’ or ‘decompensate’ because ultimately they lose their drug, their source(s) of narcissistic supply; whether it be sex, money, employees, slavish partner, good …

Narcissistic Personality Disorder 28/12/2019 Wondering if your mother (or significant other) is a Narcissist?

If you are wondering whether or not your mother (or partner) is a Narcissist, I found this survey to be quite helpful (not to mention bringing peace of mind). It is from the highly recommended book, “Will I Ever be Good Enough? Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers” by Dr. Karyl McBride. Atria Books; Reprint …

Narcissistic Personality Disorder 15/12/2019 Common terminology in relation to Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)

If you have done any reading regarding Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), some of the following common terminology will probably come up, offering you a better understanding of how Narcissists operate: Bait text / message – Communication from the Narcissist designed to engage the victim receiving it in order to obtain information from them, and to …

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