Borderline women, and men who love them. By Shari Schreiber, M. If you suspect that you have these traits, please leave this website and redirect your attention to alternative web content, which might feel more congruent with your personal views and needs. As anxiety overtakes you, you begin thinking about how you’re going to extract yourself from this mess with a gal you’ve had a one-night-stand with, or have been dating for awhile. Whatever the circumstances surrounding this unplanned pregnancy are, you will be paying for 18 years of child support, whether you marry that woman or not–and no court of law will let you off this hook. I often wonder what our society would be like, if men could get pregnant. Would they be suing their former girlfriends or lovers for maternity?

Are You Dating a Narcissist or a Borderline?

If you suspect that you have these traits, please leave this website and redirect your attention to alternative web content, which might feel more congruent with your personal views and needs. There are very few females who haven’t encountered a borderline disordered male at some point during their lifetime, whether he’s been a fellow employee, a boss, a neighbor, or somebody from an online dating site–where there’s an exceptionally high ratio of them.

Just wanna get laid?? Stay right where you are.

Narcissistic relationships are formed when one or both partners struggle with a narcissistic personality. Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is defined by The Mayo Clinic as “a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance and a deep need for admiration.

Each year millions of Americans seek treatment for chronic pain, pain that continues for more than six months. Chronic pain is no longer viewed as a symptom, but as an illness in itself. Things we take for granted, such as eating, sleeping, dressing, walking, laughing, working, and socializing may be lost to a person with chronic pain. Frequently, no physical cause can be established, or the initial injury has healed, but the pain persists and generally worsens over time.

It is important that the patient is believed. The body and mind experience injury and pain as a threat, sending the sympathetic nervous system into a fight or flight response, involving electrical and chemical changes that alter heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, body temperature and muscle tension. Pain signals to immobilize the affected area. Accompanying emotions, ranging from mild concern to extreme fear — fear of pain, disability, loss of function, or even death — exacerbate the pain.

If pain returns, the patient rests, but fear returns, along with anxiety, guilt and anger. If the pain is not relieved, or only temporarily abated, there is greater alarm, setting up a negative feedback loop, perpetuating emotional reactivity. Certain personality types experience chronic pain as especially difficult. For those who see themselves as strong and invulnerable, their entire self-image is threatened.

Pleasers, and people who have been abused, tend to react to pain passively. Their feelings of helplessness and victimization paralyze their ability to help themselves and seek effective professional care.

Narcissist or Psychopath? What You Need To Know

Both are self-absorbed, arrogant, manipulative and insensitive. They share similar characteristics and behaviors, and both are incredibly destructive to those unfortunate enough to become involved with them. But underneath these similarities, they are distinctly dissimilar. Their thought processes, motivations, and intentions are as different as night and day. Narcissists and psychopaths are egocentric and focus on their own needs and desires.

Narcissist or psychopath? It’s hard to tell the difference. Underneath their similarities, they are distinctly dissimilar. Their thought processes, motivations, and intentions are as different as night and day.

Relationships per se are difficult. Two individuals come together — attraction, lust, love, personality styles, personal and family histories, attachment, and lifestyles collide — and there you are in the middle of a daring, challenging, and steamy relationship. Remember we all have personality traits, which does not make us personality disordered. Notoriously famous personality disorders discussed in films, courts, and domestic disputes are all part of the dramatic-erratic cluster: The film Fatal Attraction quite an excellent performance by Glenn Close and the recent court case of Jodi Arias come to mind.

What do all the films and print stories have in common? Dating a person with BPD is not part of your deal — or so you thought. I use the pronoun his because more women are diagnosed with BPD; men instead earn the label antisocial much easier.

In a Relationship with a Narcissist? What You Need to Know About Narcissistic Relationships

My ex has the traits of someone with Narcissistic Personality Disorder, at a pathological level. It has taken my life savings, all my credit lines and every fiber of my strength to get divorced from him. He was emotionally, mentally and physically abusive. Despite testifying to the domestic abuse in our relationship, and professionals asserting that we could not co-parent, my ex won everything he asked for that day.

Thankfully, that means we have joint legal custody and he has alternate weekend, holiday and summer vacation time.

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And what if they also have an exaggerated need for attention, over-react when criticized, and seem to shut you out for no reason? Leaving aside the question of whether you should stick around, and assuming instead that you see some value in this person, you may be wondering whether they are exhibiting signs of a personality disorder. And if you think they are, you may begin to speculate as to whether the person is a narcissist or a borderline.

The common sense idea of these disorders is that the narcissist is self-absorbed, and controlling and the borderline is insecure, and unstable. In fact all of these things can be true of either type of personality disorder. I would like to share my thoughts on the basic similarities and differences between these two disorders of the self and how they might affect relationships.

Disorders of the self Disorders of the self, or personality disorders, have long been understood as enduring patterns of thinking, emotion and interpersonal functioning which result in poor coping mechanisms and impaired relating of one sort or another. These patterns were at one time called characterological and were seen as essentially unchangeable. Thanks to the work of the late James Masterson MD and others, it now appears that these personality types are laid down early in life as ways to cope with the absence of necessary supports and supplies at a crucial time in the development of the personality.

It has only been in my lifetime that this understanding of problems related to childhood disruptions in attachment and individuation have come to be seen as in fact quite treatable. And the treatment technique for borderline personality disorder called Dialectical Behavior Therapy is well established and heavily evidence based. The common descriptions make them appear to be quite distinct:

8 Signs You’re the Victim of an Abusive “Hoovering” Narcissist

But this … this random text throws you completely off. There is a dark feeling in the pit of your chest. Hoovering is a technique that drags you into cycles of abuse, disrupting your entire life and those around oyu. Hoovering is an abuse tactic frequently used by people who struggle with narcissistic , borderline, antisocial, and histrionic personality disorders.

Narcissistic Traits. A pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following.

Over the last decade, psychologists have been carefully studying the increasing trend of narcissism in our American culture, particularly among youth. The number of individuals diagnosed with narcissism personality disorder is growing exponentially. Francisco Osorio, Creative Commons In fact, many researchers are calling it an epidemic.

Those who struggle with narcissism have a grandiose sense of the self. They believe they are special, entitled, and deserve more than everyone else around them. They take actions to better themselves, their bodies, and their egos. Ironically, narcissists, who seem to be caught in a inextricable web of self-absorption, may also struggle immensely with insecurity, anxiety, depression, violence, and self-loathing at times. This is both an individual and cultural disease.

Just scrolling through social media posts shows our self-absorption is run amuck. But there may be an antidote.

Narcissistic And Borderline Attraction

I’ll try to demystify this mutual attraction, and provide a little insight as usual along the way. For simplicity’s sake, I discuss female Borderlines and male Narcissists, but these roles can certainly be reversed, and may include same-sex unions–in fact, the prevalence of borderline pathology could be considered heightened within the gay community. Relationship issues are universal–and homosexual men and women struggle with many of the same concerns heterosexual couples do, because of their core disturbances throughout childhood.

Frankly, I have never met a lesbian who didn’t have major issues with her mother–but that’s another article. Many people who contact me for help, are already aware of a distinct pattern of attraction in their life.

A question I am often asked on social media is: What differentiates the narcissist from the psychopath?This is a profound question that has many divergent views, depending on who you talk to.

January 4, at 8: Although there have been many, many telltale signs that he was, I had NO idea what a sociopath even was until just recently. Talk about having a huge eye opening revelation! With the knowledge I have now, I can look back on the past 37 years and see it so clearly. I was only 18 when I met him, he was In just 6 short weeks, he convinced me to get married, that what we had was rare and it was love at first sight.

I was so naive back then and was easily fooled into believing every word he said. I practically worshiped him. He made me dump all my friends that I had. He knew I was very close to my mom and so after our first child was born, we moved to another state. I left him twice before.

Narcissistic personality disorder

Narcissistic Traits A pervasive pattern of grandiosity in fantasy or behavior , need for admiration, and lack of empathy, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five or more of the following: A pervasive pattern of grandiosity in fantasy or behavior , need for admiration, and lack of empathy, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five or more of the following: He would actually get mad at me if I was sick.

The female narcissist usually takes a job that guarantees her a high level of attention such as broadcast journalism, sports announcing, blogging, strip clubs, publicists, prostitution, pr0n films, etc.

Is it a symptom of something else? Narcissistic people often have narcissistic parents, who offered them a build up but no real substance. The child was only useful to these parents when they were serving a purpose for them. Often, a condescending remark will help them to reestablish their superior image.

This behavior can be traced back to the need desperate need narcissists feel to be above others. What are the different types of Narcissism? Grandiose narcissists display high levels of grandiosity, aggression and dominance. They tend to be more confident and less sensitive.

Narcissistic/Borderline Couples