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Crystal S.
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« on: March 23, 2004, 01:45:50 PM »

Does anyone know if there is a Narcissistic Personality Disorder "organization"... an association to promote awareness as well as to do research? (Research not only by psychologists and mental health professionals, but also neurologists and scientists.) There are many organizations for various diseases, conditions, etc. and if one exists for NPD, I would like to join and support it.

Crystal S.
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Anonymous
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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2004, 06:52:07 AM »

Crystal, hi,

I noticed your unanswered post so thought I'd say welcome. I don't know of any such organisation and I guess by the overwhelming number of replies you've had, neither does anyone else.

I have to tell you though, and please forgive me. I really hope my sense of humour doesn't offend you, but I laughed so much when I read your post, especially after I saw how many views and replies you'd had.

It's like this. This is a hen's recovery house, and we're all hens recovering from being mauled by a sneaky fox. Some of us have feathers missing and are just a bit chewed, some have a foot or two missing, and some haven't had any physical damage cause we managed to get away, but we are still covered in the foul strench of Fox saliva and in a  tate of shock and PTSD. Farmer Grossman has made us a nice little recovery house to bedrest in before we have to go back to work in full egg production.

A then there's a knock at the hen's recovery house door and a voice calls out  "Does anyone in here know of any organisations that work with helping Fox's. You know making Fox's  better, curing them. I'd like to find one and support one."

"Cluck, cluck, cluck, Fox, did we hear the name Fox, cluck, cluck, cluck." Hens flying for cover in every direction, or falling off their perch in shock & horror.

That's how it read to me anyway. So now, maybe in the light of that it's easy to see why maybe there have been no answers. Or maybe it's got nothing to do with that at all, and I'm just a bloody idiot with an overactive imagination, and you've had no reply because your post is over here on the wrong side of the board.

So because I just subjected you to that darn stupid analogy I'll tell you what I'm gonna do to make up for it. I'm gonna put your story over on the other side of the board and see how you go, because I sense a genuine enquiry here and hope someone can help you out.

Kindest regards and hope you have a sense of humour,

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Tokyojim
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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2004, 05:41:42 PM »

Crystal,

I find your question very interesting.  I have been trying to "understand" this disorder and went through a couple of stages.  This forum has helped tremendously.

First of all, the N person is a "friend" of about 40 years and lives in another state, so I am not so scarred as many other people here.  Also, as I mentioned on a post, I was infected for a time.

A couple of times, as an infected person, some people stood up to me.  I deserved everything they delivered.  But maybe the real N cannot think that way.

I was initially angry with the N "friend," but, after posts on this forum, deliberation, and study, I now wrestle with pity and anger.  When I see the causes of this disorder, it must be a living hell for them.  However, one could say that about the mugger after he leaves you beaten and penniless on the street.  That is why I made reference to the small bit of N I inflicted on others.  It is hard for me to conceive that they cannot understand the suffering of others.  They may not empathize or care, but they must certainly be able to understand "right and wrong."

I now wonder about whether to simply stop contact with this person I have know for 40 years.  I am pretty certain that I will.
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DesolateFox
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2004, 06:40:18 AM »

Now, now- be nice to those foxes.   Very Happy   They aren't nearly as bad as dealing with a person with NPD. Laughing

DesolateFox (defending her fox brothers and sisters)
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Anonymous
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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2004, 10:38:41 PM »

No disrespect to foxes or to the earnest inquiry of the original poster (who, upon first reading, I felt was asking for resources for us - ACON's - and not the N's themselves.  Doubtful an N would ever seek help anyway.)  However, the metaphor of the hens in recovery was very, very funny and I was  Laughing all day after I read it.  Brilliant, Guest Exclamation

Crystal, S, http://www.halcyon.com/jmashmun/npd/index.html is something I found on the web recently although it is not a professional organization.  It is written by one woman and really easy to navigate with no fancy graphics or flash.  Anyway, might make for good reading.

Best,
~Dawning
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Dawning
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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2004, 10:41:05 PM »

Surprised  Wasn't logged in - again.  Sorry.   Embarassed
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Anonymous
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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2004, 08:54:42 PM »

Well, I just wanted to join in the fun and hope the original poster was able to find what they were looking for.

Feeling like a smart a** today, so here goes:

Yeah, there used to be this great organization for Ns and you had to be very special to be a member.  But it broke up because they all thought they were in charge and couldn't get anybody else to do the dirty work.  But, no worries, each knew it was the other guy's fault!

The question also reminds me of that scene in As Good As It Gets when Cuba Gooding asks Jack Nicholson, "Please, if there is an organization to help people like you, I would be glad to make a contribution!"

Cheers, Seeker
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