Similarities Between NPD and BPD People with BPD look to others to manage their moods, while people with NPD want others to prop up their self-esteem. Both live in alternative realities in which feelings create facts. Both project their feelings of badness on to other people, who become the target of blame.
Can you have narcissism and BPD?
Narcissistic problems are common in BPD and can present in multiple ways, including with a prominence of inferiority and fragility notably different from NPD described in the DSM-5.
Why are borderlines like narcissists?
The reason why these personality types are attracted to one another is they magnetise. Each one helps the other play out their individual drama by fulfilling their needs. In the case of the borderline sufferer, when they first encounter the narcissist, they see everything they are not and cannot do.
According to the findings compilated in this review, an epidemiological and phenomenological relationship of BPD syndrome and the psychopathic syndrome can be confirmed. BPD features are highly represented in subjects with psychopathy as well as psychopathic traits are highly prevalent in patients with BPD.