“High-Conflict People” Drive Disputes at Home, Work, and School

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upset-weird-manSome people make life miserable for others. They blame you for their own problems, have no empathy, and always seem to be conjuring up trouble. A subset of them is called “high-conflict people” (HCP) and they often have some kind of personality disorder – usually borderline personality disorder (BPD) or narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). Some high-conflict people have some maladaptive personality traits, but not enough to have a full-blown personality disorder.

Avoiding Responsibility

HCP have a life-long personality pattern of distorted thoughts, emotions, and actions. Time after time, they avoid taking responsibility for their problems. They repeatedly argue against feedback, regardless of how helpful and truthful it may be. And over and over again, they try to persuade others to agree with their rigid points of view and help them attack their targets of blame.

HCP consider themselves as an injured party; a victim, even, of the shortcomings of others. The…

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