What is Narcissistic Personality Disorder?
As defined by the Mayo Clinic: Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration and a lack of empathy for others. But behind this mask of ultra confidence lies a fragile self-esteem that’s vulnerable to the slightest criticism.
A narcissistic personality disorder causes problems in many areas of life, such as relationships, work, school or financial affairs. You may be generally unhappy and disappointed when you’re not given the special favors or admiration you believe you deserve. Others may not enjoy being around you, and you may find your relationships unfulfilling.
Narcissistic personality disorder treatment is centered around talk therapy (psychotherapy).
If you’ve ever had the misfortune of dealing with a narcissist, you know how draining, confusing, and painful it can be.
In intimate relationships, they are controlling, dishonest, abusive, and will undermine their target in any way possible.
In the video below, JP Sears gives insight as to why you may be attracting narcissists into your life and what changes you can make to avoid them
JP also offers some very useful tips on how to deal with narcissists without losing your mind.
JR: How can you effectively deal with a narcissist when you’re in a relationship with one? While narcissism and it’s traits are perhaps the other persons issue, I ask you to challenge yourself by asking, “Why am I a perfect match for the narcissist?” I give you lots of my thoughts in this video to help you help yourself become free from being magnetically stuck to narcissists.