Let's know about Narcissistic Collapse
Narcissistic personality disorder is a real diagnosis that can be serious.
We tend to frame narcissists as villains, but they have a mental condition & can face struggles.
NPD can cause "narcissistic collapse." According to Dr. Elinor Greenberg, a common misconception about narcissists is that they have high self-esteem & never doubt themselves.
NPD sufferers have unstable self-esteem, so they need others' approval.
A person with NPD can experience a narcissistic collapse when anticipating public failure.
Being exposed as flawed can trigger shame-based depression in someone with this disorder.
Their future fear of exposure affects their present functioning. NPD uses grandiosity as a defence.
When this defence mechanism stops working, the person must "face the deep shame & worthlessness.
That drive their condition," says Dr. Maggie Vaughan of Happy Apple psychotherapy in New York City.
This happens after a "low" that destroys their ability to be extraordinary.