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NARCISSISM SYMPTOMS

People with Narcissism lack empathy and have limited interest in the feelings of others.

A narcissist has developed a highly developed, false self, as a compensatory measure for burying his true self expression which was injured in childhood.

Below is a list of 23 common dynamics or traits to look for if you are wondering about a potential unhealthy narcissist.

According to the DSM – Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, which therapists use as a guide, a person needs to exhibit only 55 percent of the identified symptoms to be considered a narcissist.

The 23 symptoms are:

  1. FALSE SELF
  2. UNGROUNDED REALITY
  3. GRANDIOSE
  4. NARCISSISTIC EGO SUPPLY
  5. DEMANDS ON OTHERS
  6. NO REAL FEELINGS
  7. ENVY
  8. RATIONALISATION
  9. LIES AND MANIPULATION
  10. EMOTIONAL OUTBURSTS
  11. MINIMISE RIVALS
  12. SELF DELUSION
  13. STATUS
  14. CONTROLLING
  15. WORKAHOLIC OR WORK AVOIDANCE
  16. RIGID AND PERFECTIONISTIC
  17. SUPERFICIAL RELATIONSHIPS
  18. CHARACTER ASSASSINS
  19. IT’S ALL ABOUT ME!!
  20. NEGOTIATIONS
  21. HEALING
  22. FINANCIAL CONTROLLERS OR FINANCIAL DISASTERS
  23. ADDICTIONS

Feel free to check out our Narcissism page which explores the topic of Narcissism and NPD in depth.

It takes an experienced therapist to make an accurate diagnosis for any Personality Disorder, including Narcissistic Personality Disorder.  At the Energetics Institute, we offer Narcissism Counselling in Perth both for Narcissists, as well as people who are victims of Narcissists, who suffer from Narcissist Abuse Syndrome.

For additional advice and information, check out our pages on Narcissism Counselling and Narcissism Survivor Group in Perth.

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