The personality of the person is made of thoughts, behavior, social functioning, and feelings. When the person deviates from the normal pathway of patterns of thoughts, behavior, etc, and is not able to meet the expectations of society then the person may land into a personality disorder. There are innumerous types of personality disorders borderline personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, avoidant personality disorder, dependent personality disorder, obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, paranoid personality disorder, and many others. Usually, personality disorder occurs in early adulthood or adolescence. In Narcissistic personality disorder a person has an inflated sense of self-worth and needs continuous admiration and sometimes abusive behavior is seen. This confidence masks low self-esteem and they are very much vulnerable to slight criticism. In this article, we shall be discussing the features of a narcissistic partner and how to handle them.
Narcissism is a mental health condition not described until late adulthood. Being a narcissist means a person feels his/her importance is above anyone who has abusive behavior and has very less empathy toward others. People with narcissism have troublesome relationships with family, spouses, and friends and have difficulty in work, and school as well. The person is always unhappy and disappointed. These people believe that they are unique and superior to others and always crave admiration. Having a relationship with a narcissistic partner, a person feels lonely.
HOW TO KNOW YOUR PARTNER IS A NARCISSIST
Having a narcissistic partner tends to be a challenge. Following are some common traits of narcissistic relationship partners are likely to have
- Necessity of admiration
- Controlling or manipulative behavior
- Aggressive behavior
- Focus on their own needs to be fulfilled and often ignores other person’s need
- Lack of empathy
- Sense of superiority or enlightenment
- Feels unique
- Preoccupy with the fantasies of beauty, power, success, and ideal love
- Exaggerated with slight criticism
- Dramatic and attention seeking
- Gaslighting behavior
HOW TO DEAL WITH A NARCISSISTIC PARTNER
- Firstly, to cope with a narcissistic partner and protect oneself from emotional distress you must educate yourself about narcissistic personality disorder and learn the symptoms
- One should have realistic expectations from the relationship and should not idealize the partner. Accept the person the way they are.
- Work on your own self-confidence, and self-worth by learning compassion and stop behaving like a victim. Act equal to your partner
- Communicate with your partner and make them aware of how you feel about their behavior. Staying quiet for the sake of maintaining peace will affect you in the end. So don’t be quiet
- Set up your clear-cut boundaries and communicate those boundaries with your partner as well
- Consult a therapist for yourself. The therapist can provide support and guidance along with this helps with your partner’s mental health condition
AYURVEDIC ASPECT AND MANAGEMENT OF NARCISSISTIC PERSONALITY DISORDER
Ayurveda is an ancient science of healing that has existed for 3000 years. Ayurveda revolves around three sharirik doshas vata, pitta, and kapha, and three mask doshas satva, rajas, and tamas. All personality disorders are directly correlated with the vitiation of manasic doshas that in turn vitiates shrink doshas. Acharya has best-described manas roga in ancient texts. Narcissistic personality disorder in Ayurveda is related to Unnmada roga. Unnmada is the manas vyadhi which is best understood as mana (mind), buddhi (understanding), sangya (consciousness), Guyana (perception), smriti (memory), bhakti (inclination), chesta (behavior), sheel (character), Zahara (conduct).
Our Acharya has mentioned sixteen manas prakriti with features that are based on a person’s behavior and mental activities. These are mainly of three types Sattvik prakriti (signifies purity, wisdom, enlightenment), Rajas prakriti (signifies the quality of energy, passion, ambition, change), and Tamas Prakriti (signifies darkness, inactivity, inertia). These three have subtypes. Narcissistic personalities have features similar to Asur prakriti which is a subtype of rajas Prakriti. Some peculiar features of Asur Prakriti are as follows.
- Courageous and bold
- Indulge in self-growth
- Thinks only about their own benefits
- Controlling and manipulative
- Petrifying and cruel behavior
- Deceiving tendencies
In Ayurveda, there is Medhya Rasayana for the management of mansik rogas. Some of the medhya rasayana is mandukaparni (Centella asiatica), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), jyotismati (Celastrus paniculata),shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis), Vacha (Acorus calamus), kushmanda (Benincasa hispida), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra) and others.
Other classical Ayurvedic formulations that are effectively managing the manas ragas are brahmi ghrita, peachick ghrita, maha peachick ghrita, Siddhartha ghrita, kalyanaka ghrita, brahmi vati, saraswatarishta and many others.
Herbal Remedies for Narcissistic personality disorder by Planet Ayurveda
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1. Brahmi Capsules
2. Mahapaishachika Ghrita
4. Stress Support
1. Brahmi Capsules
Brahmi capsules are prepared with a well-known nootropic herb i.e Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) which has very good hepatoprotective properties. It is a tridoshic herb which means it balances all three doshas vata, pitta, and kapha. Other chemical constituents include bacon aside, glycosides, etc. It has very good neuroprotective properties that scavenge free radicals. It increases cognitive function, helps in the retention of memory, it calms the nervous system. Hence managing narcissistic personality disorder.
Dosage One capsule twice a day.
2. Mahapaishachika Ghrita
Maha Paishachik ghrita is a formulation prepared according to the classical ayurvedic context. This emulsion of ghrit is prepared from various nootropic herbs like jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi), Vacha (Acorus calamus), haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), rasna (Pluchea lanceolata) and many others. All these herbs have calming properties that soothe the brain and give relief from the symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder.
Dosage One tsp twice a day with warm water.
SARASWARARISHT Saraswataristh is a classical herbal formulation that helps in managing various psychiatric symptoms. This herbal preparation contains Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), bibhitaki (Terminalia Billerica), dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), dividing (Embelia tribes) and bibhitaki (Terminalia Billerica) and many others. All these herbs have nootropic properties that enhance brain activity and at the same time provide a calm mind. This helps with frequent mood swings and calms aggressive behavior and helps the person think effectively.
Dosage: Two tsp twice a day.
4. Stress Support
Stress supports a product herbal formulation prepared by Planet Ayurveda. The herbs in the formulation are Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Sagar (Valeriana wallichii), and Brahmi (bacopa monnieri). These herbs present in formulation enhance brain function and improves memory. Ashwagandha and Brahmi called rasayana are adaptogens that increase resilience to stress. Tagar also is a neuroprotective herb. Hence the combination of herbs is really effective in managing narcissistic personality disorder.
Dosage one Capsule twice a day.
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A person’s behavior is very much formed in childhood or early adulthood depending upon the surroundings. A Narcissist person has superiority complexes over others. he/she wants their emotional, and physical needs to be fulfilled avoiding the needs of their partner. To deal with a narcissistic partner one should be sufficiently educated about the condition and deal accordingly by helping your partner to know about the condition. Ayurveda has various combinations to manage the symptoms of a narcissistic person as explained above in this article.