…and I’m not talking about this either. 😉
A commenter on this post wondered why there aren’t any 12-step programs for people with NPD, and that got me thinking — well, why aren’t there?
About a month ago, my friend Mary Pranzatelli and I were having a conversation about this very same thing on Facebook.
There’s a lot of good reasons why a 12-step program might be helpful to a narcissist. After all, narcissism and addictive disorders like alcoholism have a lot in common. This isn’t an idea I just dreamed up. Sam Vaknin also wrote about the similarities, as well as others like psychologist Tian Dayton.
Here’s a quick list of things both narcissists and people addicted to substances have in common:
1. They are often in denial about their disorder. When a narcissist or an addict realizes they have a disorder they may want to get…
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