Narc Terminology

Malignant narcissism is a psychological syndrome comprising an extreme mix of narcissismantisocial behavioraggression, and sadism.[1] Grandiose, and always ready to raise hostility levels, the malignant narcissist undermines families and organizations in which they are involved, and dehumanizes the people with whom they associate.[2]

Malignant narcissism is a hypothetical, experimental diagnostic category. Narcissistic personality disorder is found in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR), while malignant narcissism is not. As a hypothetical syndrome, malignant narcissism could include aspects of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) alongside a mix of antisocialparanoid and sadistic personality disorder traits. The importance of malignant narcissism and of projection as a defense mechanism has been confirmed in paranoia, as well as “the patient’s vulnerability to malignant narcissistic regression”.[3]

Please check out this list of Narc terms that link to some really great blogs about surviving/escaping your NARC.

Gaslighting

Invalidation

Infantalisation

Parentalization

Scapegoating

Golden Child

Triangulation

FOG

Narcissistic Rage

Sociopathic Stare

Splitting

Narcissistic Supply

Baiting

Extinction Event

Fleas

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