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What is narcissistic behavior?

What is narcissistic behavior?

Never satisfied: Needy and demanding, no matter how much love or attention they get, they feel they deserve more. Can be charming if convenient for them. Arrogant and out of touch with reality. In the rare moments of reality check, they behave like victims. Envious, they feel they deserve special love and privileges. Angry at the loved ones because they are not giving them enough. Don't care about others feeling. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Narcissism (Definition)

A pervasive sense of grandiosity in fantasy or behavior, lack of empathy, need for admiration, fantasies o unlimited success, sense of entitlement, envious of others, often arrogant, exploitive of others as well as other characteristics. Person would definitely benefit by therapy but often by nature of the condition the person doesn't believe that there is ...Read more


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What can be done for narcissism?

What can be done for narcissism?

Psychotherapy: Narcissitic personality traits are common and do not necessarily require treatment, however narcissistic personality disorder treatment involves psychotherapy-cognitive behavioral as well as possibly group or family therapy. Because change can take time the therapy may continue for several years. Comorbid symptoms of depression, anxiety or substanc e dependence may benefit from medications. ...Read more

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Am i narcissistic, or just amazing?

Either: If your behavior leaves a trail of interpersonal destruction then you might be narcissistic. In all seriousness, narcissism is a matter of degree. Another way of thinking about it is excess in this regard is perhaps just as bad as too little. Stay safe! ...Read more

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What causes narcissism in some cultures?

What causes narcissism in some cultures?

Unknown: There is no general consensus of agreement on the causes of narcissism, but one viewpoint maintains that injuries to one's sense of self during formative years, such as neglectful or highly critical, parents, can instill a pervasive sense of inferiority and insignificance in the child. The injured person then later compensates for this underlying inferiority with grandiosity and omnipotence. ...Read more

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How can I live with a narcissistic person?

How can I live with a narcissistic person?

Narcissist: Therapy for narcissists is often arduous, painful for both patient and therapist, as the narcissist is eventually brought to a place of what is known as profound narcissistic injury, which is the beginning of his poor self esteem that the narcissism resolutely defends against. I would opt for psychoanalysis. Living with a narcissist often means constant devaluation and being objectified. ...Read more

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Is there a physical component of narcissism?

Is there a physical component of narcissism?

Not necessarily: There are no typical physical symptoms of narcissism that i know of. But, narcissistic vulnerability brings with it extreme sensitivity to how one's body appears to others. As they age, narcissistic people feel great distress about appearance because it conflicts with their self-view of superiority. They are very envious of others, especially those whom they view as more beautiful, thin, etc. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Narcissism?

" I am the greatest": A pervasive sense of grandiosity in fantasy or behavior, lack of empathy, need for admiration, fantasies o unlimited success, sense of entitlement, envious of others, often arrogant, exploitive of others as well as other characteristics. Person would definitely benefit by therapy but often by nature of the condition the person doesn't believe that there is anything wrong with them ...Read more

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How do you describe a narcissistic person or relative?

No empathy: Npd people are self serving. They have their own agenda they follow regardless. They have hatred and envy, upset not getting that special treatment, attention, love. They can be charming when it's convenient. Arrogant but needy. Live in their own grandiose universe. Occasionally, the reality breaks through. Then they become victims. They torture the people who love them. Hard to treat. ...Read more

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How do you deal with someone who is truly narcissistic?

How do you deal with someone who is truly narcissistic?

Narcissistic people: As a therapist, i try to empathize with their suffering, build trust, and gradually help them see how their patterns of treating others interfere with their relationships & enjoyment of life. This is tedious, long-term work. As a friend/ family member, I do not offer advice unless asked, as i know how sensitive they are to that. I try to be present, while caring for myself also. ...Read more

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