Hope Therapy has put together this free to access narcissism self-assessment quiz.
Narcissism is a personality trait characterized by an exaggerated sense of self-importance, a lack of empathy, and a constant need for admiration and attention. In relationships, narcissism can have devastating effects on both the narcissist and their partner. This article will explore the traits of narcissism, how it can affect mental health, and the available mental health support for victims.
Traits of Narcissism Narcissistic individuals are often self-absorbed and preoccupied with their own appearance, achievements, and status. They believe they are entitled to special treatment and may disregard the needs and feelings of others. Narcissists often have an inflated sense of self-importance and may exaggerate their accomplishments and abilities.
Other common traits of narcissism include a lack of empathy, difficulty forming deep and meaningful relationships, and a tendency to exploit others for their own gain. Narcissistic individuals may also become angry or defensive when challenged or criticized, and they may become manipulative or hostile when they feel their ego has been threatened.
For the partner of a narcissist, the effects can be even more damaging. Narcissistic individuals may be emotionally abusive, manipulative, and controlling in their relationships. They may gaslight their partner, denying the validity of their feelings and experiences, and may refuse to take responsibility for their actions. Over time, the constant emotional manipulation and abuse can lead to a range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
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Please access the Narcissism self-assessment below.