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Over the past couple of weeks I have really taken to the task of educating myself on NPD, because for me, it is very important to thoroughly understand “what” I am dealing with. Understanding the pathology and neuroscience behind NPD and other personality disorders has helped me immensely. One of the things that had occurred to me is, a few of the things I’ve read on here may be confusing narcissistic personality disorder with antisocial personality disorder. Before I go any further I want to say that regardless of which diagnosis an abuser may or may not have, all abuse and disrespectful behavior is wrong, and nobody should tolerate bad behavior or a toxic relationship from anybody- be it a lover, friend, or family member. With that being said, some of you may find this article interesting and/or helpful, in laying out exactly why NPDers and ASPDers cannot and will not change, and why you should cut the cord ASAP. There are many other scholarly articles on the topic and I highly recommend reading as many articles- written by a knowledgeable expert and based on clinical studies and/or reliable data, bc it just may help you to see the person you thought you knew for WHAT they truly are... http://forensic-psychology.net/2016/08/17/narcissist-vs-antisocial-personality/

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Apr 24

@wmw1981 There are many youtube videos out there on narcissism. Someone on this site suggested "7 tactics narcissists use to manipulate conversations." It can be easily found with GOOGLE. I listened and it really helped me, since my narc uses most of the techniques talked about.

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Apr 24

@mmadwaite yes I have watched many videos by Dr Les Carter and have found them to be spot on. They were very helpful. The book Healing From Hidden Abuse by Shannon Thomas has also been very helpful. Some days are just tougher than others...

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Apr 24

@mmadwaite yup, I can 100% relate. My narc uses “crazy-making” tactics to get me upset, then gaslights me and criticizes me for feeling/acting that way, saying MY reaction/behavior is maddening. But he really has me wondering if it is me. I haven’t heard from him in weeks tho so I guess he is my ex narc and I guess this all isn’t really an issue anymore, but it sure still feels relevant and raw.

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