Distinguishing between NPD and learned NPD behaviors

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Distinguishing between NPD and learned NPD behaviors
« on: June 09, 2016, 04:16:54 PM »
Does anyone have any insight into distinguishing between actual NPD in a sibling vs behavior learned from growing up with an NPD parent. I'm not sure what my mother's diagnosis would have been, narcissist or NPD but we had some behaviors growing up that most of us shed as adults. Yet a few of those behaviors are still in play. And if these are simply learned behaviors would I deal with the sibling differently than if I believed an actual disorder. I'm seeing some of the behaviors already passed on to a third generation, such as being evasive or untruthful about meaningless things and looking to divide people into saints and sinners. We also have two older men who were angry, mean alcoholics whose status has been completely rehabilitated by the younger generation.