therapy session went well? question mark?
i did end up showing her the email where i explained my experience with npd, and she was super validating. she said that this definitely seems to be a real thing i’m struggling with.
she also asked me if i had ever looked into other personality disorders, and i vaguely told her that i have, and that i was diagnosed with avoidant personality disorder a few years ago. she then asked, “what about borderline personality disorder?”
so we talked a bit about that, too. i didn’t even need to bring it up with her, she just assumed it on her own.
so, she calls what i’m experiencing “narcissistic and borderline tendencies”, which is fair i suppose, since she hasn’t assessed me and so can’t say anything for sure.
but yeah. i liked her reaction, unlike how it’s gone with most other mental health professionals who’ve essentially told me, “you have nothing more than what you’ve already been diagnosed with.”