I have just been diagnosed with Narcissistic personality Disorder (wow). I initially went to a psychologist to address some anger issues I have. After going for quite some time I was not feeling like I was getting anything out of the therapy and very plainly told the pysochologist that she needed to be more clear with me, give me a diagnosis, perscription or something, anything. I did
not do this in an angry way, more of a desperate pleading.
The psychologist requested I look up the disorder and tell her what part of the diagnosis do i identify with. Well after reading about NPD I do recognize some of the traits but the no empathy, and feeling of self importance could not be farther from the mark of what I feel inside.
my parent were divorced wheni was a child and I was sexually abused at the age of 13-14.
I feel my anger is from being put down by my wife in a very nasty manner and the lack of any sort of structure for the family or budget to live by.
I know that I take out things on my kids (5-7) that are a direct result of not being able to manage my relationship with my wife, not physically but I seem to lose my temper and yell about once a month or so.
I know one the symptoms is denial but I went to her (the pyschologist) for help, my wife refuses to go, I do have problems but am having a hard time seeing NPD when they talk about putting down others to make myself feel good, being grandios, self absorbed! I was approached earlier this year to be a Cub Scout Leader and they usually do not go after the Charlie Sheen type?
I am thinking about gettng another opinion or something.
Any input would be appreciated.