Monday, July 5, 2021

Brain and Narcissism, 6


What do I look for so I can avoid becoming personally involved with someone who has NPD (Narcissistic Personality Disorder)?

According to the DSM-5 Manual, a Narcissistic Personality Disorder is characterized by overtly emotional and unpredictable behavior, a pattern of grandiosity, a need for admiration, and a lack of empathy. Those with a diagnosis of NPD typically exhibit many of the following symptoms: 

Exaggerate their achievements

Expectations to be recognized as superior

Need continual admiration from others

Grandiosity with expectations of superior treatment from others

Fantasies of power, success, intelligence, attractiveness, etc.

A self-perception of being unique, superior, and associated with high-status people and institutions

Sense of entitlement to special treatment

Expect other to acquiesce to them or be obedient to their wishes

Exploitative of others to achieve personal gain

Unwilling to empathize with feelings, wishes, and needs of others

Intensely envious of others

Tend to believe that others equally envious of them

More tomorrow.

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