QuoraAnswers: The Nurtured Narcissist

Can One Develop NPD Because Of A Spoiled Upbringing? Never Having To Take Responsibility, Never Criticized, Told They Were Special And Better Than Others? Never Challenged Or Disciplined? Most definitely. Your question describes my ex-husband’s upbringing perfectly, and he’s a … Continue reading QuoraAnswers: The Nurtured Narcissist

Quora Answers: Narcissists And Covert Abuse

Might A Narcissist Secretly Inflict Physical Harm On A Victim? Hell yes, they will. But you’ll probably never be able to prove it. With that said, I’ll give you a few examples of how my Malignant Narcissist ex-husband secretly inflicted physical harm on me. He gave me a glass of Kool-Aid laced with enough meth to kill two adult men. I ended up in Intensive Care, and came very close to dying. I found out later that he told the doctors I’d intentionally overdosed. Since I was unconscious at the time, I couldn’t dispute his lies. When I regained consciousness, … Continue reading Quora Answers: Narcissists And Covert Abuse

Quora Answers: Recognizing Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Do You Find It Relatively Easy To Spot People With NPD? I wish I could say I can easily identify anyone with even a mild case of NPD from a mile away. For the most part, my intuition is extremely … Continue reading Quora Answers: Recognizing Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Quora Answers: Crazy-Making Narcissists

Why Do Narcissists Call You Crazy & Accuse You Of Being The One Needing Help? When you start noticing cracks in his mask, a narcissist will call you crazy to try to make you doubt your own intuition. He wants you to believe you’re the problem, in the hope that you’ll question your own thought processes. By daring to notice inconsistencies in his stories, you become a threat to his carefully-structured persona. That makes you an enemy needing to be destroyed. If he can cause you to self-destruct, all the better. Narcissists don’t want you to focus on their bad … Continue reading Quora Answers: Crazy-Making Narcissists

Quora Answers: Understanding Narcissistic Personality Disorder And Psychopathy

Why Does A Narcissist Have To Belittle Others To Feel Great? To completely understand why narcissists belittle others, one has to understand psychopathy and Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Narcissists are obsessed with controlling their victims. They can’t control people who have healthy boundaries and self-esteem. So they have to destroy yours by belittling, teasing, and with triangulation, manufactured jealousy, and mean-sweet cycles. They also do it to cause their partners to self-destruct once they start to see cracks in the narcissist’s mask. When a victim points out inconsistencies, the abuser fears that he’s losing control. He wants to make her feel … Continue reading Quora Answers: Understanding Narcissistic Personality Disorder And Psychopathy

Quora Answers: Are Overt Narcissists Easier To Get Along With?

My experiences proved covert narcissists to actually be easier to get along with. At face value, anyway. Not that an overt narcissist is always harder. Sometimes they’re downright jovial and funny. They can appear to be very easy to get along with. As long as they’re the center of attention. If you listen to their stories, laugh at their jokes, and remain a captive audience, overt narcissists can seem to be perfectly agreeable and easygoing. It’s when you get tired of hearing their stories, or grow bored with their jokes, that things change. When you attempt to remove yourself, they … Continue reading Quora Answers: Are Overt Narcissists Easier To Get Along With?