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Making A Narcissist Want You
Narcissist: You have to accept the fact that you're going to be devalued, looked down on, topped, belittled, objectified, and nothing will ever be good enough, as your self-esteem will be under constant attack. What is also true is the narcissist is as such for reasons that have nothing to do with you, the core of which is terrible self esteem. You'll never know whay, eitherWorking for someone else is optimal ...Read more
Narcissism: This is incredibly difficult, if not impossible, depending on symptom severity. One can find oneself worn down by the narcissist's put-downs, slights, self-aggrandizement, entitlement and how the narcissist objectifies them. ...Read more
Is everything all: About you? Arrogant? Lack empathy? Think your really special? Need to be admired all the time? Look down on others? Think the rules don't apply to you? Totally full of yourself? Think everybody else wants to be like you or they are jealous? If many of these apply - you just might be. A psychiatric or psychological eval can help to make the determination. ...Read more
Resoluteness: There is a iching #43 means resoluteness - I use this for difficult situations - means learn what is legally right - judgement is severe so balance with morally fair that is resoluteness - read my book "boring way to be happy with a dysfunctional family". Do not be a victim - make conscious choice every moment of this life. Otherwise we loose power. Learn how to create healthy boundaries. ...Read more
Pick a time when: They are not home. Contact a shelter to discuss how to do this. They will help you find a safe place to go which protects the identity of occupants. Talk to them on the phone when they are not home ...Read more
Challenging: Since a narcissist feels that the world revolves around themselves, it can be tedious to be with such a person for prolonged periods. Since it's a personality trait, it isn't likely something you will be able to change. If there are other aspects of the relationship that make it worth your while, carry-on. Otherwise, consider alternatives. ...Read more
Some characteristics: People who are narcissistic think they are better than others, take advantage of others, are jealous of other people ; think that other people are jealous of them, expect to be admired ; to get special treatment, lack empathy ; feel disdain for others. ...Read more
Not the venue: Narcissistic personality disorder requires lifelong therapy and hard work on your part for success. Partner with your doctor. ...Read more
A little confusing: Are you maybe asking how to deal with a narcissist who's angry and jealous? If so, this is difficult because true narcissists can't imagine being questioned. Also, they get very angry when they feel you're slighting them -- such as paying attention to others rather than exclusively to them. You might work with a therapist yourself, to decide whether you really want this kind of relationship. ...Read more
Mirroring problem: An extremely narcissistic person will not have friends who are truly "close, " as in real intimacy where people share who they really are. The person feels deep shame about, or does not know, his authentic self. They may collect people who will admire them, in order to feel whole. Two narcissists may inter-relate, but there will be inevitable conflict when one does not mirror the other as needed. ...Read more
Not the Forum:
Hi: I appreciate the stress you are under. But, this forum, it may be of limited value to bash your spouse. Let's make this about you and your needs.
I think, given you ongoing reaching out to us for advice, that you read the answers your questions have been given. It sounds like you need to have a good and compassionate therapist to turn to in person. ...Read more
Some are and some no: The answer to this question is remarkably complex. To a large extent degree it would depend upon the premorbid personality of the person with schizophrenia. If they were narcissistic before hand they could be narcissistic afterwords. However, once hallucinations and delusions have set in, it is anybody's guess as to whether the hallucinations or delusions will cause them to become more narcissisticor perhaps even less narcissistic. ...Read more
Narcissists are very: Self-absorbed so your feelings and desires are not a big part of what motivates him/her. We all have a bit of that within us but when it dominates ones's behavior it may at first attract us to someone and then destroy the relationship. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I need to find a therapist in the field of Narcissist Victim Syndrom. What are the aspect I need to look?
Local psychological: Association, hospital, or family doctor may have referrals for you. Some organizations give out the names of three therapists and you can call/visit each and decide after that. Some social workers are also therapists and you can research them as well. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Iam finding it very difficult to get over my 15 years realationship with my ex who I believe a narcissist. He seems so happy with his new girlfriend?
Seek help: He might be happy with her, but if he's narcissistic than likely she might not be as happy. All that said, if it wasn't working for you when you were with him, why are you still thinking about him? Whether he is or is not happy, you need to move on and get a life for yourself. It sounds like you are stuck and need help moving on. I would suggest therapy to help. ...Read more
Is it possible that a child from narcissist/codependent parents to have narcissism? P.s I have no other way to explain and this is urgent. .. thank u
???: I would need significantly more information as I do not understand your question. Regardless, children of any age began to learn from their parents habits. I do not know the age of the child. If you feel the the child is in any danger I highly advise that he/she is taken to the ER or to an urgent care specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more
I'm a narcissist. Is talking to yourself like that just another sign of narcissism, or something else, what to do?
I'm convinced my partner is a covert narcissist. He is also a psychiatrist. Anyway to approach him on this and his addictions?
Narcissist?: Psychiatrists can become as ill as anyone, and without treatment generally get worse. Often, the saving grace is relationships with other professionals who can intervene early -- including with addictions. The question for you, though, is what attracts you to a person with such qualities? Your first step might be educating yourself through alanon or similar 12 step group for families of addicts. ...Read more
I am asking in terms of psychology, I had narscissist/ codependent parents, is there a possibility that I developed a narcissist personality disorder?
Please reflect upon:
Exaggerating talents and achievements
Preoccupied with fantasies of beauty, power and unlimited success
Grandiosity in fantasy or behavior
Needing lot of admiration
Unwilling to be in tune with feelings and needs of others
It is not likely that you developed Narcissist personality disorder due to your parent’s Personality disorder
See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis and stressors ...Read more
There are physical differences in the brain of a schizophrenic. Are physical differences also present w/ a phycopath? Or a narcissist?
Nothing remarkable: The current state of the art in psychiatry involves research on brain structure and function, but unfortunately, we are not yet to the point of being able to make a definitive diagnosis based on differences in the brain. For that reason, psychiatric disorders are considered "functional" problems, as opposed to "organic" problems-for which differences can be measured in some ways. ...Read more
My dad and I don't get along he's a narcissist and says hurtful things then denies he said it He wants to get family therapy, do I seek a psychologist?
See a therapist: It sounds like you are in more emotional pain than your father who says hurtful things to you then denies he did. Suggest you see a therapist who may be a psychologist or social worker first on your own. I wouldn't rush into family therapy if your dad has a temper though others may disagree with me. Tell him you'd like to talk to a professional to see if family therapy makes sense. Good luck! ...Read more
OC trait?: Lists can really help keep a busy life more managable. As one crosses a done item off a list they can feel a sense of accomplishment. However if your life revolves around details, schedules and lists then it might be an obsessive compulsive behavior. ...Read more
Daily activities: Make your daily activities more difficult - take the stairs, park further away, bike/ walk to work/ store, sit on a swiss ball/ at your desk and stand up every time you answer the phone, or lunge/ hop/ jump from place to place in your house. Things like these may seem small and silly, but the increased calorie burn can add up over time. Don't forget a healthy diet! ...Read more
Noise: Making noise when having sex or an orgasm is a normal physiologic event and is your way of exhibiting pleasure. Not everyone makes noise as there are many different ways of exhibiting sexual joy and satisfaction. Trying hard to stop the noise making will distract from the pleasure and you may feel half satisfied. ...Read more
There is long list of conditions which can make you feel tired all the time and we can not list them all without getting more history and doing physical exam
make an appointment to see your doctor or go to a clinic and get evaluated
you need physical exam and may need blood test to find the cause of your tiredness ay age 32. ...Read more
A few possibilities: Having trouble making decisions could be a symptom of a mental disorder (such as a depressive disorder or dependent personality disorder, etc.), but it could also suggest that you have competing goals or desires. It could also mean that you're afraid of some of the risks that come with making decisions. It might help to talk it over with a loved one or friend. Counseling could also help. ...Read more
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Some thoughts...: How a person acts represents the expression of personal spiritual & physical balance at the time under the circumstance so to suit constant personal pursuit for comfort and control of life. An active vibrant life delivers a continual flow of such acts. But the contents of acts widely vary depending on who a person has been. So, no surprise and nothing strange in what someone says, acts, & moves. ...Read more
Ebola clearly is: A serious problem. With 8, 399 infected (who are registered) & 4, 033 deaths. The current outbreak is wi the Ebola Zaire strain which has led to death rates as high as 90% in the past & wi a current death rate of 55%. This is tragic for countries like Liberia, Guinea & Sierra Leone. However, at this time there are excellent efforts being made to screen for, identify & contain any cases. The case > ...Read more
Yes: Pull lower lid down to double the surface area to place the drop. If movement is a problem try lying down on a bed to eliminate movement. You can practice with an over the counter artificial tea drop. Put it in the refrigerator so you can feel the drop enter the eye, ...Read more
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