Step Two: Self Management 13 y
abuse, NPD, narcissistic personality disorder, spousal abuse, emotional abuse
Until I asked for a divorce and had finally escaped from my abusive situation, I had never heard the term, "Narcissistic Personality Disorder," though I was familiar with the definition of, "sociopath." I asked one of the Court-appointed counselors if, after all that he’d witnessed between our fractured family, was it possible that I had been married to a sociopath. His answer, "I believe that you certainly were."
For me, the most important tool that I found in coping with the NPD was that I did not have to relinquish control over my Self (my L ... read more
Step One: Recognition 13 y
Red flags, warning signs, and symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)
The Mayo Clinic describes symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) as follows:
"...Most specialists think of narcissism as lying along a continuum, from people with good psychological health to those with narcissistic personality disorder.
People who have a narcissistic personality style rather than narcissistic personality disorder are generally psychologically healthy, but may at times be arrogant, proud, shrewd, confident, self-centered and determined to be at the top. They do not, however, have an unrealistic image of their skills and worth and are not dependent o ... read more