“Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance and a deep need for admiration. Those with narcissistic personality disorder believe that they’re superior to others and have little regard for other people’s feelings. But behind this mask of ultra-confidence lies a fragile self-esteem, vulnerable to the slightest criticism.” [Source: Mayoclinic.org ]
We’ve always felt our alienating parent suffered from Narcissistic Personality Disorder, and the following e-mail from one of her family members shows that we’re not alone in that thinking:
Inflated sense of her own importance? Little regard for other people’s feeling? Even her own family agrees.