November 5, 2012

Characteristics Of NPD

Narcissistic Personality Disorder = NPD

  • Chronic grandiosity (manifesting in unrelenting drive for success, power, love, beauty, brilliance)
  • Fantasies of grandeur
  • Strong need for being admired
  • Lack of not only sensitivity to other's needs, but to others as anything other than a means to their own satisfaction (to be seen as a special case, where the rules do not apply to himself)
  • Feelings of entitlement
  • Exaggerated accomplishments
  • Need to be larger than life
  • Feelings of rage when confronted with self-absorption, revealing underlying sense of unimportance, emptiness, lack, fragility
  • Secret feelings of unworthiness or imposter syndrome
  • Appearance of icyness when confronted, indifference
  • Unwillingness, inability to empathize
  • Envy of others' success
  • Exploitation of others
  • Arrogance/haughtiness
  • Often with an extreme adversion to aging

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