NARCISSISTIC PERSONALITY DISORDER:
Associated List of Psychological Disorders
Wherever there is Narcissistic Personality Disorder, there are more personality disorders involved. In the psychological field this is called ‘co-morbidity’, which basically means multiple diagnoses.
The symptoms of disorders that we will be discussing tend to overlap with narcissism: for instance, in the case of Paranoid Personality Disorder, one of the symptoms is ‘perceives attacks on his or her character or reputation that are not apparent to others and is quick to react angrily or to counterattack’ – much like the symptom of Narcissistic Personality Disorder, in which the person ‘has a covert intolerance to criticism and other forms of narcissistic injury’ [see:
malignant narcissism, part two
This list of psychological disorders related to narcissism and the Jezebel Spirit is not all-inclusive and is only an introduction to some common disorders found in these people.
Some observations on the personality disordered, Dr. Sam Vaknin:
“The patient with a personality disorder is vulnerable to and prone to suffer from a host of other psychiatric problems. It is as though his psychological immunological system is disabled by the personality disorder and he falls prey to other variants of mental illness….
The character problems, behavioral and cognitive deficits and emotional deficiencies and instability encountered by the patient with personality disorders are, mostly, ego-syntonic. This means that the patient does not, on the whole, find his personality traits or behavior objectionable, unacceptable, disagreeable, or alien to his self…..
They cast themselves in the role of victims and attribute mental disorders to others (“pathologizing”). They employ the primitive defence mechanisms of splitting and projection augmented by the more sophisticated mechanism of projective identification.
In other words:
They ‘split off’ from their personality the bad feelings of hating and being hated – because they cannot cope with negative emotions. They project these unto others (“He hates me, I don’t hate anyone”, “I am a good soul, but he is a psychopath”, “He is stalking me, I just want to stay away from him”, “He is a con-artist, I am the innocent victim”.
Then they force others to behave in a way that justifies their expectations and their view of the world…..”
Dr. Sam Vaknin
If you’ll notice in the above paragraph, Dr. Vaknin mentions ‘splitting off’, which may sound a lot like what is popularly understood to be schizophrenia.
This is not schizophrenia as understood by the medical community, but has been widely – and perhaps mistakenly - linked to the Jezebel Spirit.
Likewise, Cyclothymia symptoms can mimic Bipolar Personality Disorder; the difference is in the severity of the symptoms.
We’ll touch on both a little bit more in the following articles:
Paranoid Personality Disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Types of Schizophrenia
Again, this is not an exhaustive list of the different personality disorders associated with Narcissistic Personality Disorder and the Jezebel Spirit, but only what seems to be the most common.
Let’s start with
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