Living with pathological narcissism: a qualitative study

ConclusionsThese findings lend support to the importance of assessing the whole dimension of the narcissistic personality, as well as associated personality patterns. On the findings reported here, the vulnerable aspect of pathological narcissism impacts others in an insidious way given the core deficits of feelings of emptiness and affective instability. These findings have clinical implications for diagnosis and treatment in that the initial spectrum of complaints may be misdiagnosed unless the complete picture is understood. Living with a person with pathological narcissism can be marked by experiencing a person who shows large fluctuations in affect, oscillating attitudes and contradictory needs.
Source: Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General Interview Motivation and Inspiration Podcast Relationships The Psych Central Show Trauma Source Type: blogs
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Source: Addictive Disorders and Their Treatment - Category: Addiction Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
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