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What is it called when a Mother intentionally says things to

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What is it called when a Mother intentionally says things to a child to upset them so she can be the one who calms them down again? I need to report this person for emotional abuse and I would like to have correct medical terms if possible.
Hello. Welcome to JustAnswer. It sounds like this person may have Antisocial personality disorder (APD) or
Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD).


Antisocial personality disorder may include some or all of the following:

Disregard for right and wrong,
Persistent lying or deceit,
Using charm or wit to manipulate others,
Repeatedly violating the rights of others,
Child abuse or neglect,
Intimidation of others,
Aggressive or violent behavior,
Lack of remorse about harming others,
Impulsive behavior,
Agitation,
Poor or abusive relationships, and
Irresponsible work behavior.


Narcissistic personality disorder may include some or all of the following :

Believing that you're better than others,
Expecting constant praise and admiration,
Believing that you're special and acting accordingly,
Failing to recognize other people's emotions and feelings,
Taking advantage of others,
Expressing disdain for those you feel are inferior,
Being jealous of others,
Believing that others are jealous of you,
Trouble keeping healthy relationships,
Being easily hurt and rejected,
Having a fragile self-esteem, and
Appearing as tough-minded or unemotional.

Does this person fit APD or NPD?


Please let me know if you have more questions or I have overlooked any. Warm regards,




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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Thank you so much! This is her exactly.

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