Here’s one especially for parents.
Do you know the 9 symptoms associated with narcissistic personality disorder?
Psychiatrists caution against assigning personality disorders to people until at least 18 years of age.
I understand the reasons for this but (without using the labels), it can be useful to identify tendencies toward symptoms of disorders earlier in life. This is especially the case with symptoms associated with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD).
It’s as important for parents to check their own tendencies toward narcissistic behavior because some parents actually model narcissistic attitudes and behaviors. The parent who always insists on being right or knowing more than others should not be surprised if his children display the same behaviors.
Other parents raise children to be narcissistic by failing to correct behaviors associated with the nine symptoms of narcissism.
So I am inviting parents to take inventory on this matter because a narcissistic life is personally destructive and…
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