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I have a son by narcissist what do I do

By Anonymous August 16, 2017 - 7:14am
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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER.

Does your son have a narcissistic personality disorder?

Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration and a lack of empathy for others. But behind this mask of ultraconfidence lies a fragile self-esteem that's vulnerable to the slightest criticism.

Narcissistic personality disorder treatment is centered around psychotherapy.

The individual learns to relate better with others so relationships are more intimate, enjoyable and rewarding

The goal is to understand the causes of emotions and what drives the person to compete, to distrust others, and perhaps to despise one self and others.

Because personality traits can be difficult to change, therapy may take several years. Areas of change are directed at helping the narcissistic person accept responsibility and learning to:

Accept and maintain real personal relationships and collaboration with co-workers

Recognize and accept your actual competence and potential so you can tolerate criticisms or failures

Increase your ability to understand and regulate your feelings

Understand and tolerate the impact of issues related to your self-esteem

Release your desire for unattainable goals and ideal conditions and gain an acceptance of what's attainable and what you can accomplish

Hope this helps,

August 16, 2017 - 8:25am
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