Sumary of What Does Narcissism Really Mean?:
- But research published in the journal Behavioral Medicine states that the core characteristics of narcissism, including low self-awareness and a tendency toward blaming other people, are related to poor outcomes in therapy and a lack of progress toward changes in behavior — and that if a person with NPD even ends up in therapy in the first place.
- It something that falls along a spectrum, so a person can present with some of these traits and behaviors but not come the criteria to be diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder, explains Beth Pausic, PsyD, the director of behavioral health at Hims & Hers.
- The study authors dont know whether the stress contributed to the development of NPD or if people with NPD, despite appearing aloof, are hyperreactive to their environments, which would cause the excess stress.
- A university of Chicago Medicine study published in 2020 also identified high levels of oxidative stress in the bloodstream in people with narcissistic personality disorder.