Many people question if the narcissist in their life can control their behavior and whether or not counseling would be beneficial for them. Unfortunately the research suggests that people with very strong narcissistic traits typically don’t change even if they actively engage in therapy. Narcissists tend to be deeply insecure and highly sensitive to criticism which limits their ability to use counseling productively.
Narcissism is a spectrum of personality traits that are characterized by a grandiose sense of self, lack of empathy for others, and an extreme sensitivity to criticism. Narcissists wreck havoc in their intimate relationships and their partners are often left feeling bewildered, powerless, and demeaned. Narcissistic traits tend to be quite “fixed”, and most narcissists […]