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1.44 NARCISSISTIC PERSONALITY DISORDER (NPD) -- PSYCHOLOGY ABUSE TERMS, CONCEPTS

==== Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)

MEANING: A personality disorder (PD) recognized by the American Psychiatric Association. While the narcissistic person is self centered and has a grandiose sense of him/herself, he/she only lives through the reflection of him/herself in others (like Narcissus seeing his reflection). At the core these people don't have a complete sense of self.

RELEVANCE TO ABUSE: Many experts feel that this personality disorder is at the heart of much abusive behavior.

PERSONAL NOTE FROM RICK DOBLE: In my own experience, I believe that my grandfather, brother, 1st wife, stepmother and father-in-law all suffered from the narcissistic personality disorder. The descriptions of NPD certainly fit all of them.

RELATED WORDS AND PHRASES: personality disorder, mental illness, unstable, trauma

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