"Though less recognizable than physical abuse, emotional abuse can be significantly damaging to individuals who experience it. Emotional abuse can leave lasting psychological and mental health scars that need healing just as physical abuse does. One form of emotional abuse comes from those with a narcissistic personality disorder. Those who suffer from these abuse experience problems, such as post narcissistic stress disorder (PNSD)."
"Post narcissistic stress disorder is a specific form of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This disorder derives specifically from emotional, mental, and psychological abuse that takes place over a period. Many mental health professionals consider it more complicated than other forms of PTSD.
It is difficult to identify and can be challenging to heal from. However, once someone knows the red flags, it is easier to address the root cause of the symptoms. Thus, people can begin to heal from the emotional abuse.
WHAT IS NARCISSISTIC PERSONALITY DISORDER?
"A narcissistic personality disorder is a rare personality disorder characterized by an individual’s inflated sense of self-importance and the behaviors that derive from that. As a result of the individual’s perception of self, the narcissist is likely to have difficulty with healthy relationships and have a deep need for excessive admiration and attention. Some symptoms of this disorder include:
Exaggerated perception of self-importance
An exaggerated sense of entitlement
Excessive need for admiration and attention
Belief about own superiority
The expectation of behaviors from others that adhere to an inflated sense of self
The belief that others envy them
Envy of others, hidden or disguised to appear superior.
Behave in a proud, vain, or arrogant manner due to inflated sense of self
Be unable or unwilling to recognize and act on the feelings and needs of others.
Presenting self with superficial symbols of success, such as the best technology, cars, etc., to align with the sense of entitlement and inflated ego.
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