What is Female Narcissistic Personality Disorders?

Narcissism personality disorders  is a constant disorder characterized by introverts, self centeredness, lack of empathy, and an exaggerated sense of self importance. This type of personality occurs in range of severity, but the pathologically narcissistic have a tendency to be extremely self absorbed, intolerant of others perspectives, insensitive to others need and indifferent to the effects of their own egocentric behavior.

As with others personality disorders, this disorder is an enduring and persistent pattern of behavior that negatively impact many different life areas including social, family and work relationships.

The narcissistic is described as being excessively preoccupied with issues of personal adequacy, power and prestige. Narcissistic personality disorder is closely linked to self centeredness . This disorder is thought to be less common than other personality disorders.

Subtypes of narcissistic women

Theodore Million identified five subtype of narcissistic, Any individual narcissistic may exhibit none or one of the following :

Unprincipled Narcissist

Including antisocial features are charlatan is a fraudulent, exploitative, deceptive pyritize their own needs and unscrupulous individual. They have no care of other and over ethical considerations of others feelings.

Subtypes of narcissistic women

Amorous Narcissist

They have histrionic features the Don Juan or Casanova . They are mostly erotic, exhibitionist show off personality and snobs. The involves attention-seeking behaviors, often romantic or relational in nature. Amorous narcissism is characterized by a desire to gain affection for affection’s sake, not to satisfy a more personal human need or connection.

Compensatory Narcissist

Compensatory Narcissistic Personality Disorder (CNPD), also known as vulnerable narcissism, covert narcissism, or fragile narcissism, is a complex personality disorder characterized by an underlying sense of insecurity and low self-esteem masked by a facade of grandiosity and self-importance. They  including negativistic (passive – aggressive), avoidant features.

Elitist Narcissist

The fanatic narcissist who suffers from paranoia and low self esteem which they try to relieve through gaining recognition and admiration form others. The elitist narcissist, who has an over-inflated sense of self image and believes they are unique and talented.

Fanatic Narcissist

Fanatic narcissistic persons go to great lengths to convince themselves and others of the validity of their claims [to greatness], insisting against obvious contradictions and the ridicule of others that they deserve and are entitled to special acknowledgment and privileges.

A several she’s narcissistic personality individual, usually with major paranoid tendencies who holds onto an illusion of power. These people are fighting the reality of their insignificance and lost value and are trying to re-establish their self – esteem through grandiose fantasies and self reinforcement. When unable to gain recognition of support from others, they take on the role of a heroic or worshipped person with a grandiose mission.

Traits of Female Narcissism

Being self centered 

It is important sign of Narcissism. Lady effected with Narcissist spend most of time to discuss or share herself and her life styles without knowing the others Thinking and asking. The love to talk about herself and turn the discussion conversation about her quickly and easily.

Being self centered 

Never admitted their false

They never owned their mistakes or apologies to her fault. blame on others , making excuses and try to turn the situations. They consider herself superior so don’t make mistakes.so it is another hallmark of Narcissist.

Obsession with social status

The female in Narcissism personality disorders being obsessive with luxury item , brand name and status symbolic being with wealthy. They are highly concerns about social status, physical appearance and reputation.

Exploitative of others

They always take advantage of others. Exploit others for personal gain and advantage. They insults others manipulate aggression for their needs. They may also harms other values or ego for their own purpose.


Female narcissists are often more emotional than their male counterparts, which also makes them more likely to be sensitive and reactive. While all narcissists tend to be sensitive to criticism, female narcissists may be more prone to being hurt, offended, or upset by others. This can also make them more likely to lash out, become moody or emotional, or shut down when upset.


The female narcissistic also jealous from other status, wealth, happiness and success. The unable to listen about others success for example In group the discussion or conversation about some one success they try to turn the discussion about herself.

Diagnosis of Narcissist Women

Narcissism is a term commonly used to describe those who seemed more concerned with themselves than others. It is important to distinguish between those who have Narcissist personality traits and those suffering from Narcissist personality disorder.

Those with Narcissist personalities are often seen as arrogant ,confident and self centered, but they don’t have the exaggerated or grandiose view of their own abilities that characterizes narcissistic personality disorder.

A continuous pattern of grandiosity, need for admiration and lack of empathy, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated following:

Has a grandiose sense of self importance, achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements.

Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty or ideal love.

Believes that she is arrogant , special and unique can only be understood by, or should associate with, others special or high status people.

Requires excessive administration.

Has a sense of entitlement, unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations.

Is interpersonal exploitative such as take advantage of others for her own ends.

Lack of empathy is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others.

Is often envious of others or believes others are envious.

Shows haughty behavior or attitudes.

An official diagnosis can be made by a qualified mental health professional and requires that the individual exhibit five to nine symptoms identified. Practitioners must also rule out other psychiatric disorders in order to make a diagnosis.

People with narcissistic personality disorder are typically described as arrogant, proud and self centered. Because they imagine themselves as superior to others, they often insist on possessing items that reflect a successful lifestyle.

Despite this exaggerated self image, they are depending on constant praise and attention to reinforce their self esteem. As a result, those with narcissistic personality disorder are usually very sensitive to criticism, which is often viewed as a personal attack.

Etiology of  Female Narcissism Personality Disorder

Researchers have identified some factors that may contribute to the disorder. Childhood experiences such as parental overindulgence, excessive praise, unreliable parenting and lack of realistic responses are thought to contribute to narcissistic personality disorders.

Etiology of  Female Narcissism

However, the following factors identified by various researchers as possible.

An oversensitive temperature at birth.

Overindulgence and overvaluation by parents.

Valued by parents as a means to regulate their own self esteem.

Excessive administration that is never balanced with realistic feedback.

Unpredictable or unreliable caregiving from parents.

Several emotional abuse in childhood.

Being praised for good behavior or excessive criticism for poor behavior in childhood.

Some narcissistic traits are common and a normal developmental phase. When these traits are added by a failure of the interpersonal environment and continue into adulthood they may intensify to the point where narcissistic personality disorder is in Freudian terms the result of fixation, to early childhood development. If a child doesn’t receive sufficient recognition for their talents.

It has been suggested that Narcissistic Personality Disorder may be worded by the beginning of aging and the physical, mental, and occupational restrictions it imposes as can most Personality trait. A 1994 study by Gabbard and Twemlow reports that histories of incest, especially father daughter are associated with centered personality disorders in some female patients.

Treatment of Narcissism Personality Disorders

Most psychiatrists and psychologists regard Narcissism as a relatively stable condition when experienced as a primary Narcissism, while discussing a continuum of severity and the kinds of therapy most effective in different cases. Typically, as Narcissism is an fixed personality traits rather than a chemical imbalance, medication and therapy are not effective in treating the disorder.

Schema Therapy

It is formal therapy developed by Jeffrey E. Young that integrates several therapeutic approaches such as Psychodynamic, Cognitive, behavior. also offers an approach for the treatment of Narcissism Personality Disorders. It is unusual for people to seek therapy for Narcissism. Subconscious fear of exposure or inadequacy often cause defensive disdain of therapeutic process. Pharmacotherapy is rarely effective.

Individual psychotherapy

Individual psychotherapy can be effectively used to treat , although the process can be difficult and time consuming. It is important to note that people with this disorder rarely seek out treatment. Individuals often being therapy at the urging of family members or to treat symptoms that result from the disorder.

Therapy can be especially difficult because clients are often unwilling to acknowledge the disorder. This difficulty in treatment is often compounded by the fact the insurance companies are focused on short term treatment that minimize symptoms such as depression and anxiety, but ignore the underlying problems.

Cognitive – Behavioral Techniques

Cognitive behavioral techniques are often effective to help individuals change destruction thinking and behavior patterns. The goal of treatment is to alter distorted thoughts and create a more realistic self image. Psychotropic medications are generally ineffective for long term change, but are sometimes used to treat symptoms of anxiety or depression.

Pharmacologic Therapy

Psychiatric medication are used to treat Narcissism personality disorders it helps to control others associated with this disorder such as anxiety, mood lability, poor impulse control. Regular usage of Medication are help to stabilize the patient condition.

Long term Monitoring

Long term Monitoring also helpful to treat NPD the individual may often have suicidal thought and attempt by their over thinking so she needs clinical monitoring some life struggling event in her mind urges to unexpected suicidal attempt.

Although patient needs clinician monitoring to learn the potential to face the challenges in her life.


The woman affected with Narcissism personality disorders love herself, want to listen about herself from other. The parenting style or environment emerge her the sense of superiority and may later become Narcissist.

They need to concern with the doctor. Otherwise it leads to other problems and harmful. The proper treatment therapy and medication are used helpful to it. Otherwise it may be converted into the next generation because child learn from their mother.

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