Counselling, Psychotherapy and Psychology Blog - Archive for Jan 2022
It is through our relationships that the term Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) can be meaningful.
You may be feeling disappointed or angry with others for not recognising, appreciating or understanding you. You may find yourself feeling hurt, thinking you are out of place, or have the wrong people around you.
It is natural for us to make judgements in the current moment based in part upon old experiences and information and this means we never enter into a new situation or interaction without the potential for unhelpful bias and prejudice.
The word prejudice means pre-judging, and happens when we judge, form opinions about a person and assess a stimulus as positive or negative, without a strong foundation or valid reasoning for those judgements. Prejudice can have a strong influence on how people behave and interact with others. It can happen unconsciously, without the person realising they are under the influence of their own prejudices or biases. Bias is an inclination tendency, or particular perspective towards something, which can be either favourable or unfavourable. When bias occurs outside of the perceiver’s awareness, it is classified as implicit bias.