Continuing the discussion from Moderation policy change: unfounded assumptions:
With that as the context, NPD isn’t a medical condition is the distinction that I find important.
I won’t get mad at a diabetic for having low blood sugar, or a schizophrenic for acting in response to a hallucination. That does not involve agency or choice. There is no illness that causes anyone to maniplulate others when they could -not- fabricate a sympathetic story to cause emotional trauma in other humans.
We may never see eye to eye on this, but NPD is not a medical condition, it is a behavior pattern with no one cause, and not in the way a medical syndrome is, as even syndromes are about physical manifestations.
I don’t think it deserves to be lumped in with medical conditions. Many don’t. That’s the controversy as I see it, and it rhymes, to me, with the accidentally/accitentionally divide that those familiar with NPD understand very well.
We don’t need to agree, vive la difference!
I tried to have this conversation here previously, but a whole lotta name-calling happened.
Fortunately those users won’t be partaking in my thread here today, you know who you are.