People with narcissism or who have narcissistic tendencies (personality-disordered or not) often behave in toxic and/or abuse ways. People diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder or Borderline Personality Disorder can often be difficult and challenging to cope with.
When it comes to experiencing being hurt by someone who has Narcissistic Personality Disorder and/or Borderline Personality Disorder can or even should you have compassion for those with narcissism?
Having compassion for anyone who is narcissistic, whether they have Narcissistic Personality Disorder and/or Borderline Personality Disorder does not negate the reality of the fact that relating to these personality disordered people means you are having to deal with a Difficult and/or toxic person in what might well be an abusive relationship. Narcissist are in pain. Their humanity must be recognized.
Narcissistic Personality Disorder is part of a wider continuum of narcissism not the sum total of it all. NPD is not the sole domain of narcissism. It is important to understand there are many faces to narcissism and that it manifests in different ways for different reasons outside of Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
Narcissistic abuse can be the result of any unhealthy or toxic relationship with any personality disordered person those with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), and other disorders.
Does love erode in a relationship with a narcissist? Does it just erode, implode or explode, does it simply self-destruct? What happens to love in these relationships? Why are these relationships so painful for those who are not personality-disordered?
It is the Borderline False Self that houses the pathological narcissism in those who have Borderline Personality Disorder. Narcissism, pathological narcissism, is not just found in those who have Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Those with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) also wrestle with it as I outline in my newest ebook, available now The Shadows and Echoes of Self – The False Self Born Out of the Core Wound of Abandonment in Borderline Personality Disorder.
Are you in a toxic relationship? Are things chaotic, dramatic, with lots of conflict? Did you ever think love could be that complicated? Well, guess what, love is not really that complicated at all.
What is felt and shared in toxic relationships is not healthy love. It is toxic love. It is more often than not a kind of codependency. It can be likened to an addiction.
This blog explores Narcissistic Personality Disorder separately along with NPD that is co-morbid with Borderline Personality Disorder and includes many issues that indicate narcissism or are the results of someone’s narcissism in life generally and in relationships specifically. This website will also focus on the narcissism that is part of Borderline Personality Disorder, to varying [...]
Life is a series of hellos and good-byes. It is about attaching, connecting, and often separating and then detaching, disconnecting and letting go. In toxic relationships all-too-often one or both participants are not skilled when it comes to limits, boundaries, or letting go. Toxic people get addicted and have issues of neediness that cause them to avoid letting go when a healthier person would run the other way from the sheer emotional pain and suffering alone.