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Postby Manners73 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:43 pm

Do people with NPD generally come from NPD parents?
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Re: Serious question NPD...

Postby covertunsure » Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:00 am

I don't meet the full criteria NPD supposedly, but "narcissistic defenses" according to my psychologist--which is surprising, because vulnerable narcissism causes me misery every single day.

My father is narcissistic, but I don't think he is quite pathological. Or maybe he mellowed with time. The narcissism mostly manifests in him thinking he's always right and knows everything, almost a God complex. He pretends he's humble and says he doesn't know much, but actions (or in this case, advice or wisdom in specific situations that call for it) speak louder than abstract words. He also has a lot of followers in his business, which I'm sure he enjoys. But he isn't the traditional, peacocking overt narcissist. More subtle and less harmful, which is why I doubt he meets NPD criteria.

Studies have shown that narcissism is one of the most heritable traits, so this makes sense. I wish I never inherited it. It's a curse.
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