Category Archives: narcissistic personality disorder

The elimination of NPD from the DSM would be a disaster

Apparently, the removal of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (DSM-V code 301.81; ICD-10 code F60.81) from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is still being considered.   Sam Vaknin talks about it in this video. I think its removal would … Continue reading

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Karma comes a-calling for my malignant narcissist ex.

Sometimes you can actually see what happens to a narcissistic abuser when they alienate everyone and have nothing left. My MN ex has effectively alienated not only his ex wife (me), but also both his children. He has no other … Continue reading

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3 common types of narcissists.

When most people think of a narcissist, they picture the stereotype:  a successful, wealthy male who is arrogant, grandiose about his appearance or achievements or intelligence, acts entitled, greedy, lacking in empathy, and is emotionally abusive to his underlings and … Continue reading

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H.G. Tudor’s theory of narcissism and codependency (trauma bonds).

HG Tudor has a really good blog. Don’t let the frightening appearance on the main page intimidate you. I’ve been following this blog for a while and it’s been immensely helpful to me, as it has been to many others. … Continue reading

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I don’t want to become bitter and full of hate.

Credit: I’m dealing with a lot of conflicting emotions right now in the wake of my dad’s passing, and rage is probably the dominant emotion I’m trying to process. Not rage at my dad per se, but rage at … Continue reading

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How Covert Narcissists Brainwash Their Victim (SpartanLifeCoach)

The most dangerous thing about covert narcissists is they seem like anything but narcissists, but they are masters of manipulation, deflection, and projection. If you challenge their actions, they will turn the tables on you, and act like YOU are … Continue reading

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Narcissistic abuse: who is the real victim?

Narcissistic abusers are great at charming people they want to impress, or those people they want to get on their side. When they have targeted an individual for abuse, they will stop at nothing to turn their friends, colleagues, even … Continue reading

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Do narcissists cry?

This is a revision of the Jan. 1, 2015 article.  It’s one of my most popular posts, so I figured I’d post it again, with a few changes. Do narcissists cry?  Sure, they do. Of course they do. And the … Continue reading

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NPD “alter” in a DID patient.

I have to admit I know next to nothing about this, but I found this fascinating and wonder if anyone else ever heard of anything like it or knows anything about it. Someone who comments on this blog described a … Continue reading

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My “crazy” dream.

No, not a dream of the sleeping kind, but I have this crazy pipe dream, a strong but probably a little out-there wish.   It isn’t very realistic on several levels, but my life would be complete if I could…help … Continue reading

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