Narcissistic Personality Disorder

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A narcissist has many of these traits.

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Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)

Character Disturbance

Modern permissiveness and a culture of entitlement allow disturbed people to reach adulthood without proper socialization.

It is believed that narcissism is an attitude which is present in every individual and is actually important to be confident individuals. However, when this feeling of self worth exceeds certain limits, where one cannot see anyone other than oneself, one is said to have narcissistic personality disorder. Anger is a natural reaction that comes to humans when exposed to a provocative situation. Such anger arises from a rational cause and dies down when one is able to express it.

Narcissistic rage is different from the anger that people usually feel. People who have narcissistic personality disorder need narcissistic supply which includes constant adulation, attention, compliments and subservience. They consider themselves to be perfectionists and want people to fear and respect them, whether they do or do not have any accomplishments of their own. As narcissistic people are dependent on other people to boost their self-esteem, any challenge, negative remark or disagreement from other people can be considered as criticism, rejection and mockery. They take it as a personal assault and lash out at the person who provoked them. This can cause physical as well as psychological harm to the other person. Read more on narcissistic behavior.

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Narcissistic Rage

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Narcissists never admit responsibility and will always blame their victim.

The term narcissistic rage was introduced by Heinz Kohut in his book The Analysis of the Self: A Systematic Approach to the Psychoanalytic Treatment of Narcissistic Personality Disorders.
As narcissists believe that they are perfect individuals who know everything and who can never be wrong, the thought that somebody is challenging their views or behavior can cause rage in them. This rage can be expressed in two ways. The most obvious way is explosive behavior where the person will lash out at the other person, both verbally as well as physically. Sometimes, too much rage can give rise to murderous thoughts in the narcissistic individuals. The other way of expressing their rage is the passive aggressive behavior where the person will not harm the person physically or mentally, but will punish them by giving silent treatment. However, the rage is not just targeted towards the person who provoked them, but also towards other innocent people.

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50 thoughts on “Narcissistic Personality Disorder

  1. I am married to a narassist dentist. He went into a rage last night and started throwing things. I called 911. He left and slept in his office. He is like a leach. Never pays for anything. I buy everything . Never has even once put gas in my car. The house I keep up. Have spent money to repair and replace everything, He spends money
    But borrows from the bank or puts on a credit card, I think he is sadistic because he had 4 of my good teeth pulled. He has turned my daughter against me. We have been married 26 years. I guess I must be the most naive person in the world.

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  2. I am going through narcissistic abuse from my husband.He treat me with contempt.I have gone through both physical and emotional abuse.I want to divorce him but we have son.Please help me is there way to over come

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  3. Narcissism is lack of empathy [feeling]. Sociopathy is lack of compassion [thinking]. This article is simplistic and fails to make the appropriate distinctions. Best to read the nine factors set forth in the DSM-IV, and medical journal material. See e.g., http://matrix.berkeley.edu/research/are-wealthy-more-narcissistic
    Since a narcissist is an insecure and weak person, they tend to back away from overt physical violence. A violent psychopath is both antisocial and narcissistic.

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