I ran across this image and laughed out loud due to the irony of it. I know it’s supposed to be humorous in the fact that all the numbers say “1” but the verbiage on the door is the most humorous to me. Narcissists do not seek treatment!
If you find them in a shrink’s office or some type of counseling it’s due to a couple of things. One someone forced them to go and they went based on that and will later use it against you. Next, they may go to get some meds. Narcissists love substances, anything that numbs their pain they will take. Next, they were told they were a narcissist and they don’t believe it so they go to just see what a professional says. My shrink says that once you confirm to the patient that they are a narcissist they usually don’t come back.
I once described the narcissist like this, they are all the same, they just wear different masks. Once the mask falls off then you can see all the toxic traits. Every single person I’ve ever met that had been in a narcissist relationship, was pretty much a cookie-cutter, the same pattern for all of them. Especially mothers!
I shared my beliefs with a friend the other day as she was telling me how much she related to my posts for several reasons and one of those reasons was her deceased mother was a narcissist. As she started sharing stories with me about her relationship with her mother and siblings, I found myself just smiling because everything she told me was almost ditto in my life. I found myself completing her sentences and stories in my head.
It’s important to know what I’m saying, not because I’m a professional or expert in psychology but because I have lived this for more than half my life. I am an experienced expert and I know you cannot change a person with a narcissist personality disorder. NPD is real and not treatable. If you find yourself in a relationship with a narcissist, I suggest you find a way to live with them or live without them. Don’t waste your energy, time, or money trying to change them or pushing them to a treatment center.