Sociopaths don't always come across as the most destructive person you have ever known. They are very efficient at understanding the weakness of others and capable of exploiting it for their own good. They are narcissistic and have a huge sense of ego. They are pathological liars and have the ability to manipulate people. It's best to keep them at arm's length if you ever come across one.
Psychotherapy is often suggested as the treatment for narcissistic personality disorder though a complete cure may not be possible. In severe cases, the treatment methods used in other personality disorders like borderline personality disorders are used. Some of the treatments focus on mentalization while some others on transference and on accepting the condition and changing behaviors.
The causes of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) are faulty upbringing, genetic tendency, and different brain structure. Faced with extremes of parental reaction – too much or too little control, lack of empathy, and overvaluation – children may turn pathologically narcissistic and insensitive to others. NPD can even be inherited. Some NPD patients also have a different structure in the area of the brain that controls emotions and social behavior.
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