Educate me on narcissism
So I've done my fair share of research on the subject but since narcissim is so difficult to diagnose unless somehow the psychologist is in their close circle, there's not that much info out there.
I believe my BM to be a Narcissist. She is never wrong. She will never approve of anything unless it was her idea. If she doesn't get her way, regardless of the reason, she plays the victim card. Further to that, she infantilizes my SS and has lied in court documents- even after those lies have been proven to be that, she still proceeds as though they are truth.
I also believe my little brother to be a Narcissist. He has a genius level IQ, works in an average level career that requires no schooling. He dropped out of 1 college, 1 university and 1 trade school. He has maintained his current job for 7 years.
He lies all the time, and blames whoever calls him out on the lie as the reason he's having to lie. He does play the victim, he's the baby of the family though so everyone "understands".
I get along great with him. He's my favorite family member. I decided years ago that he was a Narcissist and it's been much easier to get along with him since.
What is true narcissim? Did BM become a Narcissist when DH started going for custody? Prior to that they got along ok. He described her as laid back, a bit of a drama queen but he didn't know her well as they only hooked up for a couple weeks.
If I had to say, I'd suggest my brother has been a Narcissist his entire life. He's sought diagnosis and therapy but has only ever been told he has general anxiety disorder.
Anyway, just an interesting topic to discuss. Imo anyway ha ha