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Nathank

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Ive been diagnosed within cluster b and am coming to terms with my NPD. My past and how i feel is perfectly explain by Narcissistic Personality disorder. I dont want this and dont want to be that man, but all im told is theres no hope.

Any success stories?


Thank you
 
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Nathank

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I cant find any literature on people healing and living a good solid life. I dont want to lose my family. I dont want to be a bad man anymore
 
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Most people with NPD dont believe they need to change or that the fault is ever with them, and so they dont seek out help or even try to change.

The fact you want to change is proof that there is hope. As long as you put effort in, then I dont see why you're attempts at bettering yourself would fail. It might be hard and challenging, but I believe it's possible.
 
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Nathank

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Most people with NPD dont believe they need to change or that the fault is ever with them, and so they dont seek out help or even try to change.

The fact you want to change is proof that there is hope. As long as you put effort in, then I dont see why you're attempts at bettering yourself would fail. It might be hard and challenging, but I believe it's possible.
Thank you. Im battling with my new characteristics of being a good, less manipulative, faithful man who doesnt lie with the inability to make my own self esteem and constantly seeking reassurance. I question if ive ever felt love or caring or was just looking for a source of supply. Every word, every action I question. I wont allow myself to be one of those terrible narcissists you hear about. Even though i was i wont go back.
 
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mallakhya

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Thank you. Im battling with my new characteristics of being a good, less manipulative, faithful man who doesnt lie with the inability to make my own self esteem and constantly seeking reassurance. I question if ive ever felt love or caring or was just looking for a source of supply. Every word, every action I question. I wont allow myself to be one of those terrible narcissists you hear about. Even though i was i wont go back.
Hey man,how are you improving on that beautiful choice that you made ?
If u wanna talk, i think i got a lot to add on this matter.
Hit me up.
 
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anex

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I definitely think there is hope. You recognize how you’re behaving and you want to do better. That’s really great. I think a lot of the people who say there is no hope have been badly burned by someone with narcissistic traits and don’t see them as still human. There isn’t a lot known about the inner workings of NPD probably because of the nature of the disorder itself and because of the heavy stigma. I think it’s one of the most stigmatized disorders.
 
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