Narcasstic personalities

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Narcasstic personalities
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Tue, 07-14-2009 - 1:10pm

I have found out that certain types of narcassitic personalites have affairs.

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Registered: 01-05-2007
Tue, 07-14-2009 - 5:17pm
I would tend to agree with you there, Susan. My father and my husband's father each had affairs while they were married to our mothers, and I can tell you without hesitation, there are some serious narcissistic qualities there. My husband's father is currently in treatment for his various issues, but my dad will never admit there's anything wrong with him: apparantly, he's just too wonderful (my mum would disagree).
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Registered: 01-07-2009
Wed, 07-15-2009 - 2:14pm

Well, I'm right up there with you. My husband may not be a complete narsacist but he is an egotist and yes, I think the A was competely there to aid and abet his personality disorder.

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Registered: 02-15-2008
Wed, 07-15-2009 - 3:09pm

I totally believe that narcissism is a factor in many A's.

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Registered: 01-07-2009
Wed, 07-15-2009 - 3:32pm

Most with NPD never seek treatment because they function in life and don't believe it is their problem.

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Registered: 02-15-2008
Wed, 07-15-2009 - 4:05pm

Hi Georgia,

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Registered: 04-16-2008
Wed, 07-15-2009 - 6:54pm
I'm sure they never seek treatment because they are too arrogant to think or admit that there could possibly be anything wrong with them. My H was always very arrogant before I found out about the A's
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Registered: 01-07-2009
Wed, 07-15-2009 - 9:23pm
Thanks very much ollie.
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Registered: 06-24-2006
Sat, 08-08-2009 - 12:27am
Another characteristic of cheating men is sociopathy.
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Registered: 08-09-2009
Sun, 08-09-2009 - 9:18am
I am sorry for your years of misery & know just how bad it may have been. I have come to the realization very recently that I am living w/ a sociopath & have been for sometime. He has all the characteristics & has projected on me all his flaws so that I have felt like the bad guy for several years now. I feel so stupid & worst of all, have exposed my son to him all this time. In any event, like I said I am just coming to realize it so I don't know what I am going to do just yet. In your case, I am happy to hear that the traits are not as bad now since it sounds as if you are obligated or stuck or at least feel you are in the relationship. From the limited research I have done thus far, it seems that sociopathy tends to get less intense w/ age, after say the age of 30-40. My other half is 56, so I am hoping the worst is over & if not that I have the strength & courage to get out. He has drained me of every bit of strength & confidence I ever had; and, I used to be quite a strong woman - people actually admired that about me. Not anymore. Well, back to you, hope the worst is over & know how hard it must be to realize it now & don't feel like you can do anything about it. Hope it continues to get better.
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Registered: 06-24-2006
Sun, 08-09-2009 - 10:14pm

Thanks for your insightful reply, jenny.

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