Behavior Change We diagnose narcissism by observing and understanding observable and measurable behavior over time.
If there is no narcissistic behavior, we won’t diagnose anyone as narcissistic.
Narcissistic behaviors develop as coping skills, safety systems, designed to protect and enhance the personality.
Threat management is how the system cultivates safety.
In this article I will use the word ‘Other’ to represent an important person to the Narcissist.
The Other is usually an intimate partner but the Other can also be a child, parent, close friend, colleague, or anyone valued by the Narcissist.
If the narcissist does not change the harmful behaviors damages will continue to accumulate.A narcissist sincerely asking for help is not common.