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Narcissism Affects Women and Men

I write from Steve and my personal experience, but we have witnessed first-hand that narcissism affects women and men. The statistics say more men than women suffer from Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Our audience is about 70/30 women to men.

Female narcissists cause their husbands just as much pain and humiliation as male narcissists do. They also cause just as much chaos and destruction in their lives. Men who deal with aggression and passive aggression from their partners are often afraid to speak up or ask for help.

But it’s not black and white or men versus women. Most of us have narcissistic tendencies which can affect our relationships badly. Learning to deal with Steve’s narcissism helped me face my own narcissistic side too. It is easy to see in others but much harder to see in ourselves.”

When it comes down to it, the stereotype of a narcissist being a womanising male, is not useful in identifying the underlying problem in most dysfunctional relationships. More important than trying to get an accurate diagnosis (which is these cases is often impossible). It is much more important that you learn the rules to keep yourself safe.

Kim Cooper

Kim is the author of seven books on the topic of relationships and emotional intelligence.

A prolific multi-media content innovator, Kim has created and shared a library of articles and multi-media educational tools including radio shows,
movies and poetry on 'The NC Marriage', and 'The Love Safety Net'.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. How do you live with a narcissist? What do you do? Is it ever going to stop? Is my child going to develope this?: Thank you in advance,

    1. You learn about setting realistic expectations, limits and consequences – which will also help your child. This may or may not help your partner – but it will certainly help you. Whether your child models your behaviour or your partners depends a lot on their gender. Boys tend to model from men while girls will model from men or women. This is good incentive to try and change the dynamic in your home.

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