LINDA C J TURNER NPD (Narcissistic Personality Disorder) PERSONALITY DISORDERS Q & A with #LindaCJTurner

Q & A – What is the “False Face” ?

A parent with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) often exhibits a complex set of behaviors, including the ability to wear a “false face” in public. People with NPD typically have a grandiose self-image, a strong need for admiration, and a lack of empathy for others. They are skilled at presenting a carefully crafted image to the outside world while hiding their true thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

The “false face” refers to the mask or persona that individuals with NPD adopt when interacting with others in public or social settings. They may appear charming, confident, and charismatic, making a positive impression on those around them. They carefully select the aspects of their personality that they believe will gain them admiration, respect, and attention from others.

Behind this false face, however, lies a fragile self-esteem and a deep sense of insecurity. When the NPD parent is in private or feels a loss of control, their true nature may emerge, revealing traits such as arrogance, entitlement, manipulation, or a lack of empathy. This stark contrast between their public and private personas can be confusing and unsettling for those close to them, such as family members or intimate partners.

It’s important to note that NPD is a complex psychological disorder, and individuals with NPD may vary in the severity and presentation of their symptoms. Not all individuals with NPD are the same, and their behaviors can differ based on various factors, including their specific personality traits, upbringing, and individual circumstances.

If you are dealing with a parent who exhibits such behavior, it can be challenging and emotionally draining. It may be helpful to seek support from trusted friends, family members, or mental health professionals who can provide guidance and understanding in navigating these complex dynamics.

© Linda C J Turner

By Linda C J Turner

Coaching and Therapy
Currently studying Psychotherapy , Cognitive psychology, Hypnotherapy.
Qualified NLP, EMDR and CBT therapist.
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