So what exactly is a narcissist anyway? A person who is really a narcissist, which is a person who suffers from narcissism disorder (NPD), is different from your average selfish self-interested individual (who may be an obnoxious narcissist but still falls short of a formal diagnosis).
It is important that you understand narcissism as it is defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders IV-TR (DSM IV-TR) and the American Psychological Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders IV-TR (DSM IV-TR).
In general, a typical narcissist is obsessed with his/her own image. This person always has a self-image of himself/herself that is highly developed, in some cases much more developed than others, and is completely unconcerned about the views of others. This person, however, often uses this image to manipulate and abuse others and often uses others’ perceptions of self-image to manipulate them.
A typical narcissist will have inflated self-esteem. He/she will feel completely confident in her/his ability to handle things well. The person may have a feeling that he/she is better or smarter than others and will do almost anything to achieve this.
When a person is narcissistically obsessed with his/her image and perception of himself/herself, it’s easy to see how the person could easily become a narcissist. Unfortunately, the narcissist usually becomes a narcissist without realizing it, which is why diagnosing someone with narcissism is so difficult.
Typical narcissists are known to be very manipulative. They are often known to lie, to use deception, and to manipulate others.
One of the ways that a person can determine if he/she is indeed a narcissist is if they have a constant need for approval, and if others expect it. In fact, a narcissist may tell others that they are perfect and capable and in control, and can never be wrong. The narcissists will always use their “self-image” as the reason why they can’t make mistakes and won’t make mistakes, and that will never happen to them.
Another way that people can determine if they may be a narcissist is if they show signs of NLP. Narcissistic personality disorder, or NPD.
Narcissistic personality disorder is an individual’s tendency to have inflated ego and a grandiose sense of self-worth. This person can have a strong sense of entitlement and will not take criticism, even when others are right and doing the same thing as them. The narcissists may think that other people owe them something because of their status, and relationships, even though others are not actually able to give this to them.
Narcissism is treated with therapy, counseling, and sometimes medication. In severe cases, the narcissists may be admitted to a psychiatric hospital and treated with antipsychotic medications such as antipsychotic drugs.
In conclusion, narcissists need treatment in the sense that they are harming themselves through their actions and lack of empathy for others, their inability to recognize that there are issues, and their inability to deal with the problems of others. Narcissists cannot be cured, as this disease is psychological, and can only be treated with help.
It is important to get help. Don’t let your fear of becoming a narcissist cause you to do things that you don’t have to, but get help.
There are plenty of resources out there, and you can find it with help.
If you are having trouble controlling yourself, don’t let your fear of being a narcissist prevent you from getting help to treat your narcissistic personality disorder. If you have had problems in the past, it may be possible for you to fix these problems.
Self-help books, tapes, audios, support groups, and many other types of help can help you on your own personal development. You need to understand that you are responsible for your life and what happens to it. You need to know that you have to do your best for yourself to achieve your goals.
If you are having problems, seek out help now, before you end up in a situation where you end up hurting yourself over something that you created. Seek help. The sooner you seek help, the better off you’ll be.