Why You Should Not Feel Sorry for the Narcissist

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It is natural to feel sad for anyone who suffers, including the narcissist, if you are a caring sympathetic person. If you’re extremely empathic, it’s “natural” for you to feel other people’s misery and strive to help them find peace and happiness. Many people make “helping” their life’s job, from social workers to teachers, therapists to animal care providers, civil rights advocates to artists, nurses to doctors.

Taking care of others can be extremely satisfying, but it also has hazards and necessitates the establishment of clear limits. The results of specialists attempting to treat Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) are at best inconclusive. Day-to-day life for people with NPD in partners or parents can be excruciatingly difficult, with no end in sight.

The Tragic Figure of the Narcissist

At a young age, the narcissist is thought to have suffered a deeply defining emotional harm. Abuse, loss, or a combination of such deprivation, overindulgence, and/or a very sensitive disposition can result in “narcissist harm.”

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