I’ve seen a lot of people ask me how to tell whether or not a neighbour is narcissistic.
But what is it, exactly?
And is it even possible?
To answer this question, I wanted to know if anyone has actually done the mental health assessment on a neighbour.
To do this, I’ve had to hire a professional, a psychologist, a social worker and a psychologist-assistant.
Well, they are not quite as easy as you might think.
First, let’s go through some terminology.
Narcissistic personality Disorder (NPD) is a broad term used to describe a range of mental disorders.
It is often confused with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), which refers to a range a personality disorder.
However, NPD is more widely recognised by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), and BPD is not recognised as a mental disorder by the American Psychiatric Association (APA).
The APA defines NPD as a persistent pattern of significant distress or impairment in a major life activity that is not related to a mental illness.
I am an example of a person with NPD.
NPD does not mean ‘bad’.
Rather, it means that people with NDP have difficulty with major life activities, such as schoolwork or caring for a loved one.
They may feel guilty about this, or may feel ashamed of their own behaviour, or are unable to engage in more basic activities.
This is where the mental illness comes in.
In order to be diagnosed with NEP, a person needs to be in an emotional or physical state of distress.
They are in a state of denial or shame.
They need to experience a lack of social connection.
They cannot cope with the social situations that surround them.
They find it difficult to function in the social environment.
They often feel disconnected and disconnected from the rest of society.
They become depressed, or even suicidal.
In many cases, NEP patients will go to great lengths to conceal their illness.
They will not disclose to their doctors or their loved ones that they are suffering from NPD, or that they have any mental illness, for fear of further stigmatising them and causing them to stop seeking help.
A person with a mental health disorder is also a victim of their behaviour.
If someone is abusive or aggressive towards a partner or someone they care for, or they are overly sensitive or clingy, they may also be a victim.
These behaviours are very common in the world of NPD patients.
And it’s also true that many people with mental health disorders are not psychopaths, and are not abusive, or violent.
They do have narcissistic traits.
And they can also suffer from mood disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorders, which are symptoms of NEP.
So what is the problem with NAP?
When it comes to identifying a narcissism diagnosis, there are a number of things that need to be taken into account.
First of all, there is no consensus on what constitutes narcissistic behaviour.
Some people may believe that NPD means ‘bad’, ‘unhelpful’, or ‘crazy’.
Others will argue that NEP means ‘selfish’.
In a society that values individual rights and autonomy, this is not necessarily the case.
What’s more, the DSM-IV defines narcissism as ‘self-absorbed and self-absorbing behaviour’.
It does not include self-confidence, confidence in one’s own abilities, self-worth, or a sense of self-importance.
This definition, however, does not distinguish between ‘bad’ narcissism and ‘crazy’ narcissists.
The problem is that it is often difficult to identify narcissism in someone without knowing anything about their life or personality.
So I have to take into account many factors when making the decision.
It takes time and research to determine whether or how a person will be narcissistic, and whether or is that person ‘selfless’.
I also need to take time and look at their family history to ensure that I can get a good understanding of what they’ve gone through as a child.
But I must admit that this is a complex issue that requires more research.
NEP sufferers often experience difficulties with family and friends.
This often happens because of the difficulties of dealing with their disorder in their life.
Often their narcissistic behaviour is very well hidden and unacknowledged.
It also means that many of these people are not able to talk about it, because they do not want to upset their loved one or make them feel ashamed.
It may be hard for them to accept the idea that they should seek help for their disorder, and to understand the implications of what others are saying about them.
But this is also true of people who have BPD, which also has a high prevalence of self abuse and interpersonal violence.
They struggle to find help for themselves and their families.
Sometimes, when a loved-one is in a crisis, their family will find it hard to accept that the loved