Myths about narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) are super common – and they’re causing a lot of harm.
Maybe you believe some of these myths, like thinking people with NPD are just vain and full of themselves.
So it’s time for a reality check on what NPD really is, and why using the disorder to refer to vanity is harmful. Here’s the truth behind several common myths – and why we need to stop the stigma for this just as much as for other mental disorders.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- Why We Demonize Mental Illness – And What to Do About It
- 3 Reasons It’s Harmful to Use Mental Illnesses as Adjectives and Metaphors
Christine Deneweth is a Contributing Comic Artist for Everyday Feminism. A queer cartoonist and artist, Christine lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She is a cartoonist for Eastern Michigan University’s newspaper the Eastern Echo. She writes children’s books about mental disability and has a comic strip that has been published for five years. Comics can be found on her Facebook page, and art can be found on her Instagram @crassaster. Check out her work here!
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