Most of us have had someone in our lives who stirs up trouble. Think of the co-worker who undermines colleagues. Or the parent who’s the master of emotional blackmail, alternately giving, then taking away love and approval. Or the perpetually hostile ex-wife who keeps dragging her former husband back into court.
Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is one of 10 personality-based conditions defined by the American Psychiatric Association as mental health disorders. People with NPD have a noted lack of ability to feel compassion or empathy, combined with a noted excess of self-regard. Current research indicates that these outward signs of a narcissistic personality are reflections of […]