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Dealing with Difficult People

Difficult people typically have personality disorders such as narcissism, borderline, histrionic, avoidant and dependant.


Narcissistic people, in particular, rarely enter counselling. Rather, the people in relationships with them do, as they suffer in trying to relate with these abnormal people - who may be parents, friends, bosses, neighbours etc. 


What is a Narcissist?

If you are finding that someone in your life makes you feel wrong most of the time or needs things to be done their way most of the time or simply is right most of the time, then you may be dealing with a narcissist. Narcissistic Personality Disorder is real and it tends to ruin relationships because it is so dysfunctional that it is virtually impossible to cure. This is because inherent in the diagnosis is the fact that they believe that there is nothing wrong with them – that everyone else is at fault. There is a difference between sexes in that males appear initially as leaders, charismatic and become agressive when threatened; females often appear as martyrs or needy who become agressive when threatened.  

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