Men make up a shockingly large percentage of domestic abuse victims, especially when it comes to mental and emotional abuse by a narcissist. That's one reason I've started a special series on narcissistic abuse recovery that's just for you. You matter, and I want you to know it. Here's the first installment - take a moment and let me know what you think! Would you like to see more? Share your thoughts below, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you or does someone you know meet the DSM-5 criteria for someone with narcissistic personality disorder?
The Narcissistic Personality Inventory (NPI) is the test most used in psychological research of narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder. While there are actually several versions of the NPI, this 40-question, "forced-choice" version is the one most researchers prefer. Based on the DSM clinical criteria for narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), the NPI means to measure these features in the general population. Warning: this test is considered controversial because it's possible to score high even if you aren't a toxic narcissist - because, based on the test, ALL narcissism is "bad" - but in reality, there is such a thing as a healthy amount of narcissism.
"Southern Belles never take pride in being 'awkward' or 'adorkable.' They are ladies who are proud of their social skills, and know how to put people at ease." ~Candace ThompsonMy family and I snuck away for a week during the kids' spring break from school last year, and boy did I learn something cool.
Are you feeling like life after a toxic relationship has noting to offer? Are you bored and feeling kinda ugly and unapproachable lately? Are you tired of feeling unattractive?