I created my own little assessment tool to help me discern, beyond the DSM-5 criteria, if what I'm dealing with is truly NPD or something that just looks like it. Now I'm sharing my secret assessment tool with you! Understanding the difference between True and False NPD will clear up several questions about narcissism, including:
Can a Narcissist Change?
Is Narcissism Contagious?
Does Self-Awareness Mean You Don’t Have NPD?
Is NPD truly a rare condition?
What is the greatest risk factor for developing NPD?
In this video:
0:00 This makes all the difference
1:24 What is the Self?
2:09 Psychological vs. Social
3:28 Personality vs. Identity
5:24 True NPD
9:29 False NPD
12:40 An easy way to tell the difference
13:37 Test Yourself!
Jennifer Guerriero (pronounced Gary-Arrow) is a licensed mental health professional, narcissism survivor and former cult member. Jen has been educating people on psychological abuse since 1993. She has owned and operated a private practice in Orlando, FL since 2015, where she specializes in treating those affected by narcissists, toxic people, and high control groups. Thanks for watching!
This video is for educational purposes only and is not meant to diagnose, treat, or cure any mental health condition. This video is also not intended to serve as a substitute for psychotherapy with a licensed professional.
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Toxic people are the worst! We want to avoid them as much as possible, but more importantly, we want to avoid *becoming* them. We are all Poisonous People: every single one of us. Recognizing our own flaws is the only way we can grow as individuals.