Today, I realized, after doing a lot of research on my own, that my girlfriend of more than 2 1/2 years may have Narcissistic Personality Disorder. I've spent the last two years trying to understand why the woman I love acts the way she does. I kept thinking maybe some type of sociopathic tendencies, but that just didn't seem to jive. I know she's not just a "bad person", so as is my nature, I search for answers to explain the things she does. This morning I ran across the term Narcissistic Personality Disorder in my research and just kept reading. It so completely fits her. She had brain surgery some years back on her left temporal lobe, for seizures. I've discovered that a possible side affect from that surgery can be things like emotional disconnect and paranoia. Not sure if it could mimic NPD, as well?? Of course I can't diagnose her, and one of the worst parts of NPD is that it makes it very hard for the person suffering from it to consider that there might be something wrong with them, so getting them to even get checked is a very difficult thing. I would really appreciate any information from anyone who has had experience with NPD, especially if you've been diagnosed yourself, or if you had to confront someone who you believed had it.