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Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) Terminology

Narcissistic personality disorder is a cluster B personality disorder characterized by a life-long pattern of exaggerated feelings of self-importance, an excessive need for admiration, a diminished ability or unwillingness to empathize with others' feelings, and interpersonally exploitative behavior. A relationship with a narcissist is a living hell. Can you give these vocabulary words frequently used in discussions concerning narcissists?
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What a narcissist craves in their victims to help prop up their own self esteem
S
narcissistic supply
When the narcissist showers you with positive attention (especially early on)
L
love bombing
When the narcissist tells you about all the great things that are to come (but never do)
F
future faking
When the narcissist invalidates your reality, attempts to make you doubt yourself
G
gaslighting
When the narcissist attributes their own feelings, actions, or traits onto another
P
projection
When the narcissist constantly changes the subject of an argument in order to confuse
S
word salad
When the narcissist brings a third person into an argument/conflict
T
triangulation
When the narcissist refuses to speak to you
S
silent treatment
The narcissist leaves a trail of these short-lived indications they will change for the better
B
breadcrumbs
When the narcissist gets rid of the victim (idealize->devalue->_______)
D
discard
When the narcissist sucks the victim back into a relationship
H
hoovering
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The strong magnetic pull that keeps a victim from leaving the narcissist
T
trauma bond
Technique where the victim avoids conflict by responding in a dull, unreactive manner
G
grey rock
When the victim permanently cuts ties altogether with the narcissist
N
no contact
 
 
 
One who has the ability to sense emotions (A prime candidate for narcissistic abuse)
E
empath
One who allows the narcissist to abuse others, normalizes their behavior, turns a blind eye
E
enabler
One who the narcissist keeps as a helper to do their bidding (Hint: Wizard of Oz)
F
flying monkey
The child of a narcissistic parent who is idealized and showered with praise
G
golden child
The child of a narcissistic parent who is singled out for unfair treatment
S
scapegoat
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