What is Narcissism? ( NPD, Narcissistic Personality Disorder)
I feel compelled to return to this subject once more because once again I have been subjected to the unacceptable narcissistic practice of abusive email messages from an ex-partner. This can be disturbing enough in its self but when the sender displays narcissistic tenancies and uses your own identity through identity theft to send the emails, then its time to bring in the appropriate law enforcement agency.
If you are or have ever been on the receiving end of such abuse, this website has useful information and can be contacted. They will point you in the right direction of the appropriate online law enforcement agencies in the UK.
So, what is a narcissistic woman and what are the symptoms?
Some people diagnosed with a narcissistic personality disorder are characterized by exaggerated feelings of self-importance. They have a sense of entitlement and demonstrate grandiosity in their beliefs and behaviour. They have a strong need for admiration, but lack feelings of empathy for others.
Symptoms of this disorder are as follows..
- Expects to be recognized as superior and special, without superior accomplishments.
- Expects constant attention , admiration and positive reinforcement from others
- Envies others and believes others envy him/her
- Is preoccupied with thoughts and fantasies of great success, enormous attractiveness, power, intelligence
- Lacks the ability to empathize with the feelings or desires of others
- Is arrogant in attitudes and behaviour
- Has expectations of special treatment that are unrealistic
Other symptoms in addition to the ones defined defined above include: are interpersonally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve her own ends, has trouble keeping healthy relationships with others, easily hurt or rejected, appears unemotional, and exaggerating special achievements and talents, setting unrealistic goals for herself.
Narcissistic Personality Disorder is characterized by an over-inflated sense of self-importance, as well as dramatic, emotional behaviour that is in the same category as antisocial and borderline personality disorders.
In addition to these symptoms, the person may display arrogance, show superiority, and seek power. The symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder can be similar to the traits of individuals with strong self-esteem and confidence; differentiation occurs when the underlying psychological structures of these traits are considered pathological. Narcissists have such an elevated sense of self-worth that they value themselves as inherently better than others, when in reality they have a fragile self-esteem, cannot handle criticism, and often try to compensate for this inner fragility by belittling or disparaging others in an attempt to validate their own self-worth. Comments and criticisms about others are vicious from sufferers of NPD, in an attempt to boost their own poor self-esteem.
Another narcissist symptom is a lack of empathy. They are unable to relate, understand, and rationalize the feelings of others. Instead of behaving in a way that shows how they are feeling in the moment, they behave in the way that they feel they are expected to behave or what gives them the most attention.
What is Identity Fraud?
Identity crimes are the fastest growing types of fraud in the UK. They rely upon criminals making use of details to get past an organisation’s security measures: from dates of birth to financial details, passwords and so on. There are three main forms of identity crime today:
- Identity Theft – (aka impersonation fraud): when a criminal uses the details of a genuine victim to impersonate them and open new accounts including email accounts for the purpose of sending abusive emails.
Definition of “Identity theft (aka impersonation fraud), according to CIFAS is..
When a person uses the details of a genuine victim to impersonate them. This is a crime and carries sever punishment. So if you feel you have been subjected to this type of abuse by an ex-partner you should contact CIFAS using this link. www.cifas.org.uk