I know that it is an actual personality diagnoses but I mean how do you view it/handle it. If you know someone that has NPD would you treat them as it is a disorder or just as their personality?
Do you think narcissism is a disorder?
What Girls Said 9
It certainly is unhealthy and impacts their lives so yeah, it's a disorder. I treat disorders as a part of the person because you can't really tell where one stops and the other begins, it's one thing to have high self esteem but narcissism is toxic. I hate special snowflakes0
It would be, but I'm too gorgeous to have disorders ;)2
For me it is a disorder, so treat it like that0
They need to be confronted a lot0
Nah I think that's just how their personality is, some people aren't as annoying because they usually speak smart things, but some narcissist people are really naive and it just makes them look stupid, but I wouldn't treat them differently at all.0
no it is not0
They are treated for their personality traits , coz narcissistic personality disorder treatment is centered around talk therapy- psychotherapy
They learn to relate better with others so their relationships are more intimate, enjoyable and rewarding. They learn how to have an understanding of the causes of their emotions and what drives them , and are helped to better understand and regulate their feelings
I avoid anyone who has Narcissistic, , Sociopathic and Psychopathic traits or tendencies. No amount of treatment or therapy can cure them , coz their brains are wired differently from other people's They all lack empathy , you can't teach someone to have empathy, especiallly since that part of their brain does not. They can manipulate therapists into believing they are benefitting from the treatment provided.0
NPD is a disorder. Occasional narcissism is something most people do and is normal. NPD IS the NPD sufferer's personality. That's part of why it's a problem.0
What Guys Said 11
It gets tricky. I'm not an expert, but from my understanding there's no biological or pathological cause of NPD. It's a learned coping mechanism. So there's nothing chemically causing someone to act that way, it's just that they developed in a particulatily shitty way.
Everyone is at least slightly narcissistic as it's more of a spectrum than anything else. You should also have an expectation that people under the age of say 21 will be narcissistic.
As far as dealing with some with NPD, I wouldn't treat them any differently. It's a coping mechanism that takes its toll on the sufferer quite heavily, so some empathy is appropriate. But they are liable to outbursts of rage, so I'd avoid them if you can.0
NPD is a very serious disorder, like anti-social personality disorder, but it still means that I'd stay the fuck away from them, its one of the very few mental disorders that would mean I wouldn't date a person0
I've been called a narcissist a lot over the years.
But there's a problem with that. People with narcissism always THINK they're better, but aren't.
Thing is that everybody who's ever accused me of "acting" superior either had the tendency to act like pathetic children, were complete idiots, or both.
So I'd say it's just personality.0
No. I'm... like... the most awesome person I know and I don't have any disorders :-P0
I see it as a disorder but unfortunately I can't give them any support because they ALWAYS take advantage of it without giving anything in return.0
I'd treat them as a jerk, which is what they are. Being born that way doesn't make you any less of a jerk.1
ofc it's a personality disorder0
Yes it is one
And it is often the root of paranoia http://samvak.tripod.com/narcissismparanoia.html0
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