Two Types of Narcissists and their supply

Narcissism is a personality disorder that’s diagnosed by qualified mental health practitioners. Narcissism often begins in childhood, and it occurs along a spectrum, meaning that for each individual, there are more and less severe forms of the disorder.

A study done in 2015, Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Diagnostic and Clinical Challenges, found that Grandiose and Vulnerable narcissism are the two main types of narcissism (Caligor, Levy, and Yeomans 2015). Each of these two types has its own set of traits and characteristics, and each has its own way of protecting its false self.

There are two subcategories of these types which distinguish how grandiose and vulnerable narcissists get their emotional and egotistical needs met, or in other words, get their narcissistic supply. These are the overt and covert subtypes of NPD (Milstead 2018).

Let’s take a look at each of these types and subtypes, and because I write about Maternal Narcissism, we’ll look specifically at how they present in narcissistic mothers.

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Two Types of Narcissists and their supply
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Narcissism is a personality disorder that’s diagnosed by qualified mental health practitioners. Narcissism often begins in childhood. Narcissism occurs along a spectrum, meaning that for each individual, there are more and less severe forms of the disorder. A study done in 2015, Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Diagnostic and Clinical Challenges, found that grandiose and vulnerable narcissism are the two main types of narcissism (Caligor, Levy, and Yeomans 2015). Each of these two types of narcissism has its own set of traits and characteristics, and each has its own way of protecting its false self. There are two subcategories of these types which distinguish how grandiose and vulnerable narcissists get their emotional and egotistical needs met, or in other words, get their narcissistic supply. These are the overt and covert subtypes of NPD (Milstead 2018). Let’s take a look at each of these types and subtypes, and specifically how they present in narcissistic mothers.
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