Often narcissistic people were also neglected, as their parents were so focused on themselves that they could not attune to their child or meet their child’s emotional needs.
The child was only useful to these parents when they were serving a purpose for them.
However, many people who have NPD do not seek treatment and therefore are never diagnosed.
Studies show that men are more likely to be narcissistic.
If they feel they are always right, that they know more, or that they have to be the best, etc., these are also signs of narcissism.
It is estimated that around 1% of population suffers from NPD.
Narcissistic relationships are formed when one or both partners struggle with a narcissistic personality.
Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is defined by The Mayo Clinic as “a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance and a deep need for admiration.
There is, however, a growing portion of the population that is displaying a greater number of toxic, narcissistic traits, which are having an adverse effect on their lives and the lives of people close to them, even if they do not meet the clinical diagnosis of NPD.
Forming attachments to individuals who exhibit these negative traits often causes similar distress as a diagnosable narcissistic relationship.