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How to Deal With Narcissistic Personality Disorder

April 02, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 137

The best way to avoid a narcissist is to pay attention to the warning signs. A narcissist is someone who is self-centered and egotistical. He is someone who admires himself and generally believes people are evil.

Narcissists are also very concerned about how they are perceived by others. Having self-esteem or self-worth is healthy. However, when it is taken to the extreme, such as when someone is completely absorbed with himself, it becomes a problem.

People who have studied this behavior found that most narcissists have experienced a traumatic event at one point in their lives, usually in childhood. The way the narcissist coped with the trauma was to create a different person, or take on a different personality. Some narcissists can change their identities to fit a certain situation.

A woman in a bad marriage described her husband's personality as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The husband was extremely abusive, both physically and emotionally. The husband had demanding expectations and if the wife did not meet his demand, he beat her. However, when family or friends came over, the narcissistic husband acted as though the marriage was great, and no one knew about the abuse. In fact, they adored the husband and thought he was a wonderful person.

When someone is living with a narcissist, they know how difficult it is to predict the narcissist's behavior. What usually triggers a narcissist's anger is loss of control. Once a narcissist feels like she has lost control, she takes her anger out on the ones she supposedly loves. The narcissist can be extremely nice and loving and seconds later, mean and angry.

In the business world, the narcissism is a person who functions well at work, seems like a nice, caring person but in reality, does not care about others. A narcissist will pretend to be your friend but has an ulterior motive. Maybe you have money and he wants to keep you close because of your money. Or perhaps you have a valuable skill that the narcissist can use. Once the narcissist gets what he wants from you, the relationship is over.

When you think about the people who have come and gone in your life, there is a good chance you have come into contact with a narcissist. What's important is to be able to determine who has a narcissist personality so you can avoid these people.

Narcissists do not like people who are self-confident. They tend to prey on people who are vulnerable and succumb to the common tactics they use. People who are shy and afraid to speak their minds are a perfect target for a narcissist. Ask a narcissist personal questions, and if the questions are avoided, that is a sign of narcissist behavior. As a result, the narcissist will not be attracted to you because they do not like to answer personal questions.

When you exude self-confidence, you will not be on the narcissist's radar. When you are comfortable with yourself and outspoken, you will not be a target. If you are successful, never apologize for it. If someone is not comfortable with your success, that's a problem. Someone who truly cares about you will be happy for your success.

Are you living with a narcissist? Maybe you have people in your life right now who display narcissist personality traits but you're not sure how to cope with the relationship.

Narcissists having manipulative tendencies. If you allow them, they will manipulate you. But you can learn what narcissists do and how to avoid people with this personality.

Learn how to take control of your life. How? Visit and arm yourself with knowledge.

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