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Narcissistic Personality Disorder

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AwesomeTattooedDragon --- 264 days ago -

Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Individuals with this disorder exhibit a lack of ability to empathize with others and an inflated sense of self-importance.

The hallmarks of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) are grandiosity, a lack of empathy for other people, and a need for admiration. People with this condition are frequently described as arrogant, self-centered, manipulative, and demanding. They may also concentrate on grandiose fantasies (e.g. their own success, beauty, brilliance) and may be convinced that they deserve special treatment. These characteristics typically begin in early adulthood and must be consistently evident in multiple contexts, such as at work and in relationships.

People with narcissistic personality disorder believe they are superior or special, and often try to associate with other people they believe are unique or gifted in some way. This association enhances their self-esteem, which is typically quite fragile underneath the surface. Individuals with NPD seek excessive admiration and attention in order to know that others think highly of them. Individuals with narcissistic personality disorder have difficulty tolerating criticism or defeat, and may be left feeling humiliated or empty when they experience an "injury" in the form of criticism or rejection.

Related Personality Disorders: Antisocial, Borderline, Histrionic, Paranoid.

Narcissistic personality disorder is indicated by five or more of the following symptoms:

Exaggerates own importance

Is preoccupied with fantasies of success, power, beauty, intelligence or ideal romance

Believes he or she is special and can only be understood by other special people or institutions

Requires constant attention and admiration from others

Has unreasonable expectations of favorable treatment

Takes advantage of others to reach his or her own goals

Disregards the feelings of others, lacks empathy

Is often envious of others or believes other people are envious of him or her

Shows arrogant behaviors and attitudes
50 to 75 percent of the people diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder are male. Additionally, it is common for many adolescents to display the characteristics listed above; this does not indicate that they will later develop narcissistic personality disorder.

Causes of narcissistic personality disorder are not yet well-understood. Genetic and biological factors as well as environment and early life experiences are all thought to play a role in the development of this condition.

Treatment for narcissistic personality disorder can be challenging because people with this condition present with a great deal of grandiosity and defensiveness, which makes it difficult for them to acknowledge problems and vulnerabilities. Individual and group psychotherapy may be useful in helping people with narcissistic personality disorder relate to others in a healthier and more compassionate way. Mentalization-based therapy, transference-focused psychotherapy, and schema-focused psychotherapy have all been suggested as effective ways of treating narcissistic personality disorder.


American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Revised.
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition 

Emperor of Kingwood --- 264 days ago -

Tomorrows lesson in abnormal human behavior is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. It will be presented after I count all the ceiling tiles again, check the door locks again and wash my hands. 

AwesomeTattooedDragon --- 264 days ago -


Miss Understanding --- 264 days ago -

That fits president tRUMP to a T. 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 264 days ago -

The disease of self importance. 

a3295767uu --- 264 days ago -

I like the way you think Miss U 

I_won't_tell --- 264 days ago -



sdanielmcev --- 264 days ago -

And it really sucks for those that are superior. 

sdanielmcev --- 264 days ago -

That fits president tRUMP to a T. 

A classic example of NPD 

a3295767uu --- 264 days ago -

(I won't tell) is very entertaining.
You never have anything meaningful to post.
You never answered my question.
Lets make a $1,000 bet for 2020. 

sdanielmcev --- 264 days ago -

What's the bet? 

Dorothy Parker --- 264 days ago -

Is this one of those “describe your own personality” threads? 

a3295767uu --- 263 days ago -

That is interesting. You don't even know me. I'm 100% laidback. Live and let live. Not to sound rude, but posting on a message board (which I'm doing) is kind of like spending time in a black hole. I stopped by on this message board the other night looking for info about 6 or 7 HPD cars at 11:50 PM in the back part of Kingwood. They were traveling with lights on at high rate of speed. 

AwesomeTattooedDragon --- 263 days ago -

Dorothy is always a ray of sunshine- don't mind her, she can't help herself- 

AwesomeTattooedDragon --- 263 days ago -

a3, you have valid opinions- stay on here- for people interested in current events, you have something to offer. 

Emperor of Kingwood --- 263 days ago -

TAT. We are awaiting today's lesson straight from the DSM 5. How about borderline personality disorder. 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 263 days ago -

Worry about yourself. There's serious need to. 

AwesomeTattooedDragon --- 263 days ago -

Emp! Today's your lesson! Remember? You prolly wrote it down several times! LOL! 

Emperor of Kingwood --- 263 days ago -

Oh darn, I forgot. But, maybe the people who are after me and trying to plant a microchip in my head took the note. 

Emperor of Kingwood --- 263 days ago -

Here we are, straight from the DSM5

Borderline Personality Disorder

The essential features of a personality disorder are impairments in personality (self and interpersonal) functioning and the presence of pathological personality traits. To diagnose borderline personality disorder, the following criteria must be met:

A. Significant impairments in personality functioning manifest by:

1. Impairments in self functioning (a or b):

a. Identity: Markedly impoverished, poorly developed, or unstable self-image, often associated with excessive self-criticism; chronic feelings of emptiness; dissociative states under stress.

b. Self-direction: Instability in goals, aspirations, values, or career plans.


2. Impairments in interpersonal functioning (a or b):

a. Empathy: Compromised ability to recognize the feelings and needs of others associated with interpersonal hypersensitivity (i.e., prone to feel slighted or insulted); perceptions of others selectively biased toward negative attributes or vulnerabilities.

b. Intimacy: Intense, unstable, and conflicted close relationships, marked by mistrust, neediness, and anxious preoccupation with real or imagined abandonment; close relationships often viewed in extremes of idealization and devaluation and alternating between over involvement and withdrawal.

APA Rationale for Revised A Criteria for Personality Disorders and the Levels of Personality Functioning
Levels of Personality Functioning
B. Pathological personality traits in the following domains:

1. Negative Affectivity, characterized by:

a. Emotional lability: Unstable emotional experiences and frequent mood changes; emotions that are easily aroused, intense, and/or out of proportion to events and circumstances.

b. Anxiousness: Intense feelings of nervousness, tenseness, or panic, often in reaction to interpersonal stresses; worry about the negative effects of past unpleasant experiences and future negative possibilities; feeling fearful, apprehensive, or threatened by uncertainty; fears of falling apart or losing control.

c. Separation insecurity: Fears of rejection by - and/or separation from - significant others, associated with fears of excessive dependency and complete loss of autonomy.

d. Depressivity: Frequent feelings of being down, miserable, and/or hopeless; difficulty recovering from such moods; pessimism about the future; pervasive shame; feeling of inferior self-worth; thoughts of suicide and suicidal behavior.

2. Disinhibition, characterized by:

a. Impulsivity: Acting on the spur of the moment in response to immediate stimuli; acting on a momentary basis without a plan or consideration of outcomes; difficulty establishing or following plans; a sense of urgency and self-harming behavior under emotional distress.

b. Risk taking: Engagement in dangerous, risky, and potentially self-damaging activities, unnecessarily and without regard to consequences; lack of concern for one's limitations and denial of the reality of personal danger.

3. Antagonism, characterized by:

a. Hostility: Persistent or frequent angry feelings; anger or irritability in response to minor slights and insults.

APA Rationale for Criteria B and the Proposed Trait System

C. The impairments in personality functioning and the individual's personality trait expression are relatively stable across time and consistent across situations.

D. The impairments in personality functioning and the individual's personality trait expression are not better understood as normative for the individual's developmental stage or socio-cultural environment.

E. The impairments in personality functioning and the individual's personality trait expression are not solely due to the direct physiological effects of a substance (e.g., a drug of abuse, medication) or a general medical condition (e.g., severe head trauma). 

sdanielmcev --- 263 days ago -

Rub a neodymium magnet on the chip, emp. That'll kill it. 

sdanielmcev --- 263 days ago -

My only personality disorder is that I'm highly intelligent. 

sdanielmcev --- 263 days ago -

Now watch the same abuse that I got all through high school. 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 262 days ago -

Interesting bc that guy from SNL that Ariana Grande was going to marry and then dumped, has this disorder and he said, "it's another form of depression."

We have a lot of depression now it seems...I wonder if it's really worse now or if we just never knew what it was before, and never talked about it? 

AwesomeTattooedDragon --- 262 days ago -

wow- that really sounds like some people posting lately! I'm not a shrink, but those personality disorders sound so like some people.....paranoia, displaced anger, depression and anxiety- 

Emperor of Kingwood --- 262 days ago -

Rub a neodymium magnet on the chip, emp. That'll kill it. 

I can't. The CIA is controlling my body. I am the new Manchurian candidate. 

Emperor of Kingwood --- 262 days ago -

What human mental frailty shall we delve into today? 

Let Logic Prevail --- 262 days ago -

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

What psychiatrists deem to be Trump's diagnosis. 

sdanielmcev --- 262 days ago -

What human mental frailty shall we delve into today? 
How about marriage? 

Amanita Muscaria --- 262 days ago -

How about marriage? 

LOL well I have nothing to say about that. I don't believe in the twisted societal more. 

Emperor of Kingwood --- 262 days ago -

How about marriage?

Well it benefits women. 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 262 days ago -


Let's look at the whole picture. In the beginning women were nothing more than a man's possession in marriage. They called it "chattel", remember? Women didn't work or get educations so they stayed home and raised kids. They couldn't even get a credit card til the 1970's and it had to be given to her by a man, husband, father, brother as a consigner.

As time went on and divorces became more common, women got support money bc they stayed home and most had no education or training. The ones who got work did menial jobs.

Now, they are educated and can make a living on their own. They shouldn't get alimony if they can work. But they get child support most often bc they usually are the primary custodial guardian. And if a man is the primary custodial parent and she earns good money then she should pay him.

But let's be honest, women did not have the same status as men for most of history, i.e. Earning ability, education or opportunity. 

sdanielmcev --- 261 days ago -

That's funny, saggy. European history isn't the only history. 

AwesomeTattooedDragon --- 261 days ago -

sdaniel, what's all that about people picking on you? No one picks on you! 

sdanielmcev --- 261 days ago -

No one, yet. 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 261 days ago -

European history was where women actually had it the best LOL.

In Russia or China, you can still buy a bride. In the Muslim countries, you can mutilate women's bodies. Progress! 

Emperor of Kingwood --- 261 days ago -

◾Adjustment disorder with mixed disturbance of emotions and conduct

An adjustment disorder is characterized by the development of emotional or behavioral symptoms in response to an identifiable stressor (or stressors) occurring within 3 months of the onset of the stressor. A stressor is anything that causes a great deal of stress in the person’s life. It could be a positive event, like a wedding or purchasing a new home, or a negative event, like a family member’s death, the breakup of an important relationship, or loss of a job.

These symptoms or behaviors are clinically significant as evidenced by either of the following:
◾Marked distress that is in excess of what would be expected from exposure to the stressor
◾Significant impairment in social, occupational, or educational functioning

The stress-related disturbance does not meet the criteria for another specific mental disorder. Once the stressor (or its consequences) has ended, the symptoms do not persist for more than an additional 6 months. By definition, if your feelings related to the event last longer than 6 months, it will no longer qualify for an adjustment disorder diagnosis.

An adjustment disorder can occur at any time during a person’s life, and there is no difference in the frequency of this disorder between males and females. An adjustment disorder is diagnosed by a mental health professional through a simple clinical interview.

Adjustment disorders are often diagnosed when it’s not clear the person meets the criteria for a more severe disorder, or the actual diagnosis is uncertain. This diagnosis often gives the clinician time to further evaluate the client during additional therapy sessions.

Adjustment disorders are further categorized by the specific symptoms experienced:
◾Adjustment disorder with depressed mood
◾Adjustment disorder with anxiety
◾Adjustment disorder with mixed anxiety and depressed mood
◾Adjustment disorder with disturbance of conduct
◾Adjustment disorder with mixed disturbance of emotions and conduct
◾Adjustment disorder, unspecified 

Prolix Raconteur --- 261 days ago -

In Russia or China, you can still buy a bride. In the Muslim countries, you can mutilate women's bodies. Progress!

If you wrote that on a public forum in Europe, you'd have the hate speech police at your door in 24 hours. God Bless America. 

fuzz81 --- 261 days ago -

If you wrote that on a public forum in Europe, you'd have the hate speech police at your door in 24 hours. God Bless America. 


Prolix Raconteur --- 261 days ago -

Why are you always so uninformed, Fuzz? Here's some samplings just from Germany. It's happening all over Europe, with the UK being the worst to suffer from moral cowardice. PC culture has erased European autonomy and culture. 

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