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 Malignant Narcissist. He managed to acquire NPD (Narcissistic Personality Disorder), as well as Antisocial Personality Disorder. He wasn’t diagnosed, of course. He doesn’t think there’s anything wrong with him, and has no need for therapy. But that doesn’t mean he’s not the poster child for someone who is Personality Disordered. He’s violent, sadistic, and extremely abusive to all living creatures. … 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 accurate. And I definitely trust it. I have a tendency to be hyper-vigilant at this point, though, and don’t socialize much. I also try to avoid meeting new people. On the rare occasions I ventured out, I was mistaken a couple of times. I thought people were trying to manipulate me when they were just being nice. But I’d rather … 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