Narcissism is excessive self-involvement that causes a person to ignore the needs of others. Almost everyone occasionally engages in narcissistic behavior. People with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) have personalities characterized by intense self-involvement and chronic disregard for others.
People with NPD rarely seem therapy at Affordable Counseling Center Tampa, Fl & Brandon, Fl. This is because people with NPD may neither notice nor care about the effects of their narcissism on others. The right therapist, however, can help people with NPD understand the harmful effects of narcissism, including to themselves. Therapy at Affordable Counseling Center Tampa, Fl & Brandon, Fl can help a person with NPD understand and prioritize the needs of others, repair broken relationships, and cultivate empathy.
People with narcissism, sometimes referred to pointedly as “narcissists,” are excessively fixated on their own needs, while simultaneously obsessed with gaining approval from others. Their relationships with others are superficial, designed as a source of admiration rather than a channel for mutual intimacy. They may engage in narcissistic abuse, either using someone as a tool to feed their ego or neglecting the needs of someone who depends on them.
People with narcissistic personality disorder can and do change, but only when they are willing to put in significant effort. More extreme narcissism, especially narcissism that co-occurs with antisocial personality, is more resistant to treatment.
If a therapist at Affordable Counseling Center Tampa, Fl & Brandon, Fl can help the person see how NPD undermines the client’s quality of life, relationships, or opportunities for success, this may motivate them to change.