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Can Narcissists Change
Generally not: Mostly personality remains the same throughout life. While personality is generally stable, there are intensive treatment approaches that can help with personality disorders. Dbt can help with borderline pd. Fixed role therapy can be used to shake up certain personality constructs. ...Read more
Neuro side effects: Nervous system convulsions dizziness headache muscle spasms nerve problems unconsciousness unstable walk skin irritation. If ingested do not attempt vomit. Call poison control at 1-800-222-1222. Source: www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002820.Htm rubber cement is a common household glue. Breathing in large amounts of rubber cement fumes or swallowing any amount can be extremelydangerous. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalytical psychotherapy permanently change the personality of a person?
Yes, hard to prove: It is certainly the aim of these psychotherapies to change fundamental personality traits (for the better of course). Countless case reports attest to success in doing so. But strong scientific proof would require careful, repeated personality assessment for large numbers of patients over many years — "permanently" is a long time — something that is very hard and expensive to study. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Get Counselling: Some researchers believe that being an Introvert is an inherited condition that has to be understood ,accepted, and develop coping skills to live adaptively with it; Consider reading the book "Quiet", it lots of good information about this subject; ...Read more
Can having babies permanently alter your hormones? To a degree of noticeable negative change in personality?
White out: I don't think so.Get a more detailed answer ›
A relative may be suffering from narcissistic personality disorder. What are some ways we can cope with her guilt trips and other NPD behaviors?
Wizard behind screen: An initially difficult to comprehend condition it is characterized by: lack of empathy, blame, self-inflation, sometimes obsequious when they want something, and they are drawn to power, money, and compliments. Ultimately ii is always about them. They encourage idealization, won't admit any weaknesses, and encourage others to believe that anything that goes wrong is someone else's fault - yours. ...Read more
Likely: Though it's not an official symptom those with narcissistic personality disorder can have a tendency to talk over people and speak in monologues giving others very little time or room to express their own thoughts and beliefs becaus why should they the narcissist is always right. ...Read more
Back to pre-illness,: I was a bit confused. If treatment for your depression is not pointing to better, get a second opinion from a top notch psychiatrist. Seek a referral from the closest top flight medical center. Or better yet go for a thorough consultation if this about a side effect, that also must be attended to. ...Read more
No...but...: No one can steal your personality. However, narcissists and/or sociopaths can manipulate an individual in a way that makes that person feel convinced that they are not in control. They seek power over others and can use subtle ways to achieve said power. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely!: There is a diagnosis called "chemobrain". It's a real change in memory, concentration, and cognitive ability as a result of chemotherapy. No one really understands the causes, but it's likely due to the toxic effects of chemotherapy on nervous system tissue. It usually improves with time. Don't let anyone tell you it doesn't exist. It does, it's just hard to measure! ...Read more
Rubber cement: I doubt it, but stop doing it. ...Read more
Personality Disorder: Difficulty question to ask, much less to answer. Research indicates that folks with this disorder are more resistant to changing for a variety of reasons. That doesn't mean that change isn't possible. Depends on the person's desire and/or motivation to change, and willingness to persist. And what the person might see what's "in it for them" as a reward. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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