Dealing with a Narcissist

Are you struggling in dealing with a Narcissist?

Narcissism usually begins in early adulthood; men are more often diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) than are women. Some characteristics that usually red flags are:

  • Grandiose sense of entitlement
  • Arrogance
  • Envious of others; believes others are envious of him
  • Believes he is ‘special’ (preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success)
  • Lacking empathy
  • Pursing selfish goal, no matter who he has to hurt to get there
  • Fragile ego (they are the victim-always)
  • Cravings for admiration & attention
  • World reflected in their image (self-referential)

Usual Childhood Causes:

  • Excessive admiration
  • Over-indulgence
  • Shame and/or emotional abuse

Narcissism: People struggle with this. If you have this diagnosis – seek help and get support. You can make it more manageable. For the rest of you, this video is for you.

Different than sociopath – a sociopath knows what you are feeling and wants to be cruel about it. The person with NPD doesn’t want to be cruel – they truly don’t see your suffering, because they are focused on his needs. At the very least, a person with NPD is most always a person who is difficult in every domain.

How do you talk with a Narcissist:

  •                 Deliberate eye contact
  •                 Deliberately  speak in specifics (not demeaning)
  •                 Bring the subject back around
  •                 Don’t appeal to an empathy that isn’t there
  •                 Appeal to their self interest first in order to get their attention

It is important to meet people where they are at. Don’t become that whom you hate. Everyone matters. Practice the gift of empathy. Watch what happens.

Peace

Calm mind. Calm body

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