In trying to understand what might be going on with Greg I had to ask myself “why?” The answer is simple: I feel like if I know more about what’s going on with him that I can protect myself against his anger and reduce the likelihood that I will be caught in an explosive outburst. Moreover, I feel like I might be better equipped to deal with it instead of the usual deer-in-headlights non-response response.
I don’t know if Greg has a narcissistic personality (NP) or if it’s a case of borderline personality disorder (BPD). I found useful information in an article from Psychology Today here: http://www.psychologytoday.com/conditions/borderline-personality-disorder?tab=Symptoms
I’m going to try to shake this anxiety and not waste the rest of my day. I know it won’t be that easy but I don’t know what else to do.