Narcissistic Personality Disorder in Relationships. NPD’s its nature and makeup in relationships
By Kim Cooper of NarcissismCured.com
Narcissistic Personality Disorder can cause fights in your home that may include verbal abuse, insults, name calling and may even escalate into violence. Steve and I have gone public with our story in the hope we can help you learn to recognize and deal with this common disorder.
Do You Sometimes Worry “Maybe the fighting is all my fault? ...”
What is Narcissistic Personality Disorder?
Narcissistic Personality Disorder describes the behavior of a person who is haughty, arrogant and competitive and can never admit they are wrong.
But arrogance is NOT the only test for narcissistic personality disorder!
This person will put their own needs and interests (no matter how irresponsible or immature) above the needs of their friends and family and blame other people for their shortcomings and mistakes (see Narcissistic Personality Disorder in Your Partner). You may also notice their habit of often criticising people behind their back.
People with Narcissistic Personality Disorder will often pair up with a codependent partner who lacks the confidence and knowledge to stand up for themselves and protect themselves and their family from their partner’s wrongdoing. The couple will most likely pass these same behaviour patterns onto their children.
Very few people with Narcissistic Personality Disorder are diagnosed (as they do not believe there is anything wrong with them). You should also know that many psychologists believe this disorder incurable.
We believe a more simple term for this disorder is false pride and our personal experience of how to handle this pattern of behaviour has helped thousands of families who have worked through our online material and the steps in our books.
Other terms that relate to Narcissistic Personality Disorder:
Confabulation - Changing or making up events from the past to suit a person’s purpose or agenda.
Supply - People suffering from Narcissistic Personality Disorder are said to be addicted to attention - and anyone who provides this attention will sometimes be called their ‘supply.’
Scapegoating - People with Narcissistic Personality Disorder scape-goat their deficiencies on other people and so may choose a partner who is less socially skilled than themselves or who has a lot of natural anxiety or guilt (see codependency).
© Kim Cooper of NarcissismCured.com