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What type of sadist is a malignant narcissist?

Malignant narcissism isn’t an officially recognized term (I’ve been told it is in the DSM-V after all). The same goes for sadistic personality disorder is no longer recognized in the DSM. There is a general understanding though as to what malignant narcissism would be defined as among some professionals. It is not by any means universally recognized.

Malignant narcissists are pathologically grandiose and have egosyntonic aggression. They lack conscience and have a psychological need for power. They cannot take criticism as it triggers off their paranoia. In Kremberg’s hierarchy the only thing that trumped malignant narcissism was psychopathy as a more severe form of narcissism.

The thing that distinguishes malignant narcissism from regular narcissism is the comorbidity making the disorder a broader range of symptoms than the pathology. Where a regular narcissist will damage other people for self-interests, they may regret or show remorse for doing so.

Malignant narcissists have a more pervasive lack of empathy due to the ASPD characteristics. They will lack feelings of guilt and remorse for the damage they cause and because of the sadism they actually derive pleasure from hurting others.

Well, if we were going off of the idea of Malignant narcissism being combination of Narcissist with traits of sadistic personality disorder, paranoid personality disorder, as well as antisocial personality disorder then sadism can be broken down into a few different kinds.

Spinless sadism which is an avoidant style. Insecure, cowardly, cruelty, and weakness

Tyrannical sadism which has negativistic features. They relish in the menacing and brutalizing of others, forcing them to cower and submit verbally cutting and scathing, accusatory and destructive, abusive inhumane and unmerciful.

Enforcing sadism which includes compulsive features - hostility in the public interests, cops, bossy supervisors, deans, judges, they possess the fight to be pitiless, merciless, course, and barbarous with the task of control and punishment.

Explosive sadism which includes borderline features - unpredictable outbursts of fury, uncontrollable rage and fearsome attacks, feelings of humiliation are pent up and discharged.

There is nothing saying that a malignant narcissist wouldn’t have elements from any one of these categories or even all of them at various times.

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The symptoms of BPD are very broad, and some can be similar to or overlap with other mental health problems, such as:

Bipolar disorder.

Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD)




Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD)

#BPD #Bipolar #PTSD

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The similarities between Autism Spectrum Disorder and Antisocial Personality Disorder

Some people say that there are similarities between Autism Spectrum Disorder and Antisocial Personality Disorder, because both includes breaking social rules.

The only difference is that Autism Spectrum Disorder includes interpreting the context of social cues or repetitive behaviors, and Antisocial Personality Disorder includes not caring about social norms and it includes lack of empathy, as well as criminal behaviors, although not everyone with Antisocial Personality Disorder commit crimes.


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Feeling like a psychopath, but with empathy and remorse

I got scared that I might have Antisocial Personality Disorder, because I still have some symptom of Conduct Disorder Unspecified, and with some of those traits, I developed some skills that I thought are NT social skills, but is actually bad characteristics. I am am 21 years old and still kept some traits of Conduct Disorder Unspecified.

I sometimes wonder if I have Antisocial Personality Disorder, but have empathy and remorse, and don't go around commiting some crimes that I did throughout my childhood, and the only difference is that I never got criminal records.

My symptoms throughout my childhood:

* Annoyed and chased animals for sick pleasure, but I started to feel so guilty for doing that, as I stopped doing that
* Sometimes broke some school rules, and get into fights
* A little bit impulsive when angry
* Always thought that I am right, and getting into arguments, most of my peers thought I was wired, because of that

I know that my symptoms of Conduct Disorder Unspecified did not present all the time, but it was pathological and that went on throughout my childhood.

Some symptoms of Antisocial Personality Disorder that I have:

* Charm (I use charm when I lie)
* Brainwashing (I don't do that, but I have that skill)
* Lying (I sometimes lie a lot, and people don't know that I lied, but I am more likely to be honest than most)
* Manipulation (I do that rarely though)

Those skills that I have is limited, because I have history of severe communication delay.

I feel guilty that I have those traits, but I wonder if it is possible for me to be a psychopath with empathy and remorse, and choosing to not commit crimes, but I still feel like I harm others by having those traits. I feel ashamed, I am sorry!