I've been reading some things about Narcissistic Personality Disorder and it really got me confused.
As to the original question, from what I've read, it doesn't seem like a match. If narcissists are manipulative, then an avpd would be very "unprotected", no?
But, if you don't mind me asking a question of my own about npd.
Ever since I read about avpd the fit was so perfect that I was sure this is what I had, but now I'm reading about npd and wondering if I got it right.
The thing is there is something called shy narcissist. Now, I fit the social anxious, complete recluse, no friends or close relationships of avpd. I even have ocd which is linked to avpd, but if I am to be completly honest then I would have to admit that when I feel less depressed I do exagerate some of my possibilities and skills and then focus on a what-if world in my head. I mean I know I have unrealistic dreams and excpectations, but on the other hand when I'm in social situations I always downgrade myself to everyone present.
Now, many avpd's also have a dream world to ease the lack of interpersonal relationships, so I don't know.
Another thing is lack of empathy. I personally feel very bad when I see kids mistreated by their parents, but I find it hard sometimes to feel for someone who had an acident.
I would like to understand better the diference. I don't have good relationships with my family and I do think a lot about me, but I don't really conscientiously consider anyone guilty of my current situation(other than myself and in a small and probably unconscious ways, my mother).
What do you guys think?