First of all, it is important to know that it only needs a diagnosis if you really have a problem and you don’t understand it.If you don’t suffer from emotional pain, your manners are constructive, you don’t hurt other people… then you don’t need a diagnosis and… then the probability of a personality disorder in you is very low.
Even if it often looks like this, not everyone has one.You can suffer from all sorts of anxiety, depression, emotional and mental stress and therefore you don’t have to have a personality disorder.
What is the purpose of a diagnosis?
The purpose of a diagnosis is to find the right treatment for all that bothers you.Diagnosis is mainly important for the therapist. For some sufferers, the diagnosis can be useful for understanding their behavior. Others, on the other hand, do not understand the diagnosis or. they don’t know how to classify them and that can lead them to take things far too seriously.
Always remember: diagnoses are just the names of patterns that tend to occur together.They are not the name for people.
You’re not a narcissist.You are a person who has narcissistic behavior patterns.
You’re not a borderliner.You are a person with borderline behavior patterns.
You’re not a schizoid.You are a person who has schizoid behavioral patterns.
What is a personality disorder?
It can be seen as a pervasive collection of poorly adapted thoughts, behavioral patterns, and defense patterns that have been relatively stable over a long period of time.The patterns develop in childhood when we try to adapt to our family environment in order to receive as much love and support as possible from our parents. As adults, we have forgotten the origin of these formed patterns, as they have become a habit for us.
If we were originally adaptable, why is it a problem now?
If your current environment were to match your childhood environment, then there would probably be no problems now.but… what works for a three-year-old most likely no longer works for an adult. The adaptation, which we call personality disorders, is in principle far too narrow and inflexible to work with the numerous people and pesan encounters in the life of an adult. These disturbances lead us to make the same mistakes over and over again – just with each other.
Can one be empatic and have a narcissistic personality disorder (NPS)?
The short answer is no.By definition, people with NPS have very little to no empathy. The lack of empathy is one of the great landmarks at NPS.
If you really think you have a personality disorder, you would lack the ability to self-reflection.You wouldn’t be able to make a diagnosis. In this case, only one expert is able to do so.