I don't have NPD, but I do have one narcissistic personality trait: arrogance. This story explains how arrogance was seared into my personality and is an excellent example of the "nature" side of the "nature vs. nurture" debate.
In this video:
0:00 My First Arrogant Thought (Age 3)
8:35 Reinforced Arrogance (Ages 4-5)
11:06 Full Blown Arrogance (Age 6)
This video is part of the Narcissism Storytelling Project. For details on how to participate, see this video.
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. Jen holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts Performance as well as an M.A. in Theatre. She is a Provisional Registered Drama Therapist with the North American Drama Therapy Association. Thanks for watching!
_________________________________ This video 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.