Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Brain and Narcissism, 8

Factors that have been identified as possible contributors to the development of a Narcissistic Personality Disorder, include:

 An oversensitive temperament (personality traits) at birth.

Excessive admiration that is never balanced with realistic feedback.

Excessive praise for good behaviors

Excessive criticism for undesirable behaviors in childhood

Overindulgence and overvaluation by family members or peers.

Being praised for perceived exceptional looks or abilities by adults

Adverse Childhood Experiences (e.g., abuse)

Unpredictable or unreliable caregiving from parents

Learning manipulative behaviors from parents or peers

Valued by parents as a means to regulate their own self-esteem

More tomorrow

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