Why we must start trying to help “Cluster B” people instead of stigmatizing them.

Down the Rabbit Hole

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Today I received an email from someone who invited me to participate in a new Facebook group.  This is a private group that is brainstorming ways to help people with Cluster B disorders, including the “dreaded” NPD.  Although I’m not very active on Facebook and normally avoid the victim-support groups, I’m making an exception for this one because it addresses something I feel strongly about but doesn’t seem to be a popular opinion.

Instead of writing a new article about why we must stop dismissing or demonizing people with Cluster B disorders as “incurable demonic perpetrators,” I’m just going to copy and paste her email to me (leaving out identifying information) and my reply.

I’m so glad I’m not the only person in the world who feels called on a mission to help people suffering from Cluster B disorders, who are victims also.  If Cluster B people (who are willing)…

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About luckyotter

This blog is my journal. I just choose to share it with the world instead of keeping everything inside my head. I'm a recovering Borderline and have also struggled with Avoidant Personality Disorder. I also have Complex PTSD due to having been the victim of narcissistic abuse for most of my life. I write mostly about narcissism, because I was the child of a narcissistic mother, and then married to a sociopathic malignant narcissist for 20 years. But there's a silver lining too. In some ways they taught me about myself. This blog is about all that. Not all my articles will be about NPD, BPD or other personality disorders or mental conditions. I pretty much write about whatever's on my mind at the moment. So there's something for everyone here. Blogging about stuff is crack for my soul. It's self therapy, and hopefully my insights and observations may help others too.
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7 Responses to Why we must start trying to help “Cluster B” people instead of stigmatizing them.

  1. nowve666 says:

    Small world. I recently joined a group on Facebook called Cluster B Personality Disorders only my group is for people who have the “disorders” not people trying to help us. Are there any Bees in your group aside from you?

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  2. The point is that bottom line we were all created innocent and equal and everyone deserves empathy, even if we have to set boundaries to protect ourselves. You are so right in realizing that these people were abused as children as well, their pathologies triggered by undeserved trauma and suppressed grief. They are deserving of help and probably are not culpable for everything they do. Treating narcissists like non humans can never be the answer. However, be careful, as sociopaths are more common than diabetics in this world, and even trained psychiatrists have trouble discerning when they are lying and when they are not. Be careful your empathy for others does not re-endanger yourself and those you love. My mother was a narcissistic sociopath personality. No one but me and my father realize to this day how dangerous she can be.

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