The Reality of Narcissists: Most Don't Even Realize it!


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The Reality of NarcissistsThe Reality of Narcissists: Most Don't Even Realize it! (No One Tells You This) Discussing the Causes and Consequences of Malignant Narcissism - Narcissism can be benign - you know, that girl who looks in the mirror a little too often, or the guy who can't stop bragging about his amazing life. But sometimes, it's malignant narcissism or narcissistic personality disorder. Angie Atkinson explains how having NPD (and living with someone who has NPD or narcissistic traits and behaviors can affect your mental health. This personality disorder is characterized by self-obsession and shameless craving for praise and admiration. If you didn't know better, you'd think that the term narcissism could best be described as extreme selfishness. But in reality, it's so much more than that. In addition to the marked lack of compassion and emotional empathy, narcissism (and narcissistic personality disorder) is best represented by its pervasive pattern of grandiosity, a need for admiration, and a lack of empathy. Narcissists lack emotional and compassionate empathy and tend to be more egocentric. And they're fond of gaslighting. Narcissistic Personality Disorder has four major traits: A grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements) A preoccupation with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love A belief that they are "special" and unique and can only be understood by other special or high-status people A deep need for excessive admiration Discover. Understand. Overcome. It's how smart people change their lives! Subscribe to my channel: **NEW!! Become a member of my channel! **Never miss a live session! Just text "AngieLive" (no spaces) to 33222 and I'll send you a text each time I get ready to go live! Schedule a coaching appointment with me at or Start your healing at Take your life to the next level at Get my books at, pick up your free 7-day fear-busting email course (specially designed for narcissistic relationship survivors) at Join SPAN (Support for People Affected by Narcissism in toxic relationships) - AKA "The SPANily" - at Let's Also Connect On: Facebook at Instagram: Tiktok: Pinterest: Twitter:

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