Dating a man with narcissistic personality disorder
They have no empathy for others and are capable of violence.Under older psychological terminology, they fall into the category of psychopath or sociopath, but unlike the typical psychopath, their behavior is masked by a superficial social facade.“Imagine – if you can – not having a conscience, none at all, no feelings of guilt or remorse no matter what you do, no limiting sense of concern of the well-being of strangers, friends, or even family members.I am at a loss about what to do and also wonder if anything can be done. To answer your second question first, what comes to mind when I read your account are what are called the “personality disorders”.Personality disorders are (to quote DSM-IV) “enduring patterns of inner experience and behavior that deviate markedly from the expectations of the individual’s culture”.In English – they are chronic rigid problematic ways that some people interact with other people.
n general, psychopaths come from all walks of life.
Most people are capable of flexibly responding to situations with a range of ways of coping.
Some persons become (for whatever reason) rigidly locked into a singular way of approaching the world that causes problems, either for themselves or for others.
Also, is there a particular field of psychiatry we should be looking for? He purchases very expensive clothes, just had liposuction to look better, (in his mind) buys excessively, and brags about everything and anything.
He has had to have a new macho vehicle every few months, starting with a Hummer, yet he abuses these and turns them in for another kind of vehicle, which is never any better in his opinion.