Discussion Board

Discussion Board

The cause of NPD is not known but there are many theories which include…

1. Over valuing as a child
2. A learned behaviour
3. Genetics
4. Abuse in childhood

The cause is most likely complex with the possibility of more than one factor being at the root of this disorder.

In your experience, have you found that NPD has been passed down from one generation to the next?

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  1. The behaviors of my ex and his mother are identical.. Now that i am not involved with either of them (or any of his family) its interesting to sit back and watch him travel through life manipulating and controling people just like momma did.

  2. The exN is a diagnosed narc who has had genetic mutation testing done that revealed mutations for tons of mental health disorders and addiction. His older son is schizoaffective disorder, antisocial and manipulative disordered. His older daughter, the family GOLDEN CHILD who was actually conceived medically because her mother “wanted to have a girl”, is a sociopathic narcissist. No conscience resides within her whatsoever. If she sets her sights on something she will steal, lie and “take out” whomever necessary to obtain it. In her case, I believe it’s a combination of possible genetic predisposition and having never been disciplined in her entire life. The exN’s father was a flamboyant abusive narc. Genetics and environment for sure.

  3. I don’t pretend to know the science behind it, but from all descriptions, the father of the N I broke from was one also. I met a brother, and he definitely is one (now that I know what it is) and his longtime live-in gf explained to me (before I understood what she was talking about) how he is, how the father was, and stated “…but I love him, so I stay, and just ignore it all.” At the time I had no idea what she was really saying. Then I learned far more than I ever wanted to know. At least one child of my former N boyfriend is described the same way as his father & grandfather, and the brother I met. (I saw the FB page of the son of my former N bf…yikes.)

  4. I come from a narc family. My father is the center, he is surrounded by circles that protect and cover his lies. Money is the power tool. I have been the scapegoat for many years. I’m learning the rules. I almost don’t see my large family any more. I don’t know who am I, I don’t trust my wife, I can’t connect emotionally with my sons, I don’t have friends. Meanwhile I prefer to be alone because I don’t want to hurt anybody. I’m a successful profesional, a medical doctor pediatrician. I choose this profesiĆ³n maybe to cure my little boy inside. Maybe I am a narcissist. I think I need therapy. I live in Mexico City. English is,dificult for me. Maybe my wife is the narcisist? She is such a great mother, so powerful, she controls everything and everyone. HELP. HELP. HELP.

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