Because narcissists rarely seek care, few of our parents have a formal diagnosis. So in this space, "narcissist" is a term used loosely to refer to a variety of conditions, and is not used in a clinical sense. We are not professionals and cannot diagnose anybody. Please share your stories, your histories, your fears, and your triumphs.
Click here for more detailed information on the rules of this sub, our trigger warnings and our tagging practices.
No political posts until the mods take the rule down (this will be well after the elections). We are seeing wayyyy too many "Trump/Hillary triggers me/reminds me of my n-parent" posts right now turning into huge rule-breaking fights that are a moderating nightmare. Because of this, all political posts will be removed until the political fervor has died down. You can post these types of post to /r/narcsinthewild.
No personal attacks, name calling, or bullying. Exercise empathy. Respect boundaries. No slurs or victim-blaming. Don't downvote. Speak with your upvotes.
Do not derail the posts of others.
Narcissists are NOT allowed to post or comment here.
Please refrain from posting "uplifting" or "ACoNs are an inspiration to me" threads.
When you comment, assume a context of abuse to all posts.
No asking or offering of gifts, money, donations, etc. No GoFundMe, crowdsourcing or fundraising sites.
Flaming will not be tolerated.
Comments and posts that are hurtful or made without a basic understanding of the rules or subject matter discussed here will be removed.
No posts or comments advocating violence, murder or revenge (even in jest).
No posts about N-kids.
No diagnosis by media/drive-by diagnosis.
Please only post about people you know well personally. Otherwise you can post your stories here.
No linking to personal or public Facebook pages
No direct linking to anywhere on reddit (with exceptions).
No pure image posts - Memes, etc., must be contained within a self-post. (Example.).
While you're at it, check out Reddiquette. Not all the guidelines are appropriate for this group, but most are. It's a good baseline for behavior on Reddit.com in general!