Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)


Today the word narcissist gets tossed around so much that people assume it’s just someone who simply posts too many selfies or someone who appears too full of themselves. But a true narcissist is someone with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD).

In psychological terms, Narcissistic Personality Disorder isn’t the same as self-confidence or being self-absorbed. But rather, it is a mental health condition which has a wide spectrum. Here are some symptoms and traits of NPD:


grandiose sense of self-importance


sense of entitlement


lack of empathy and consideration for other people


being in love with their self-image


have an inflated opinion of themselves


frequently demeans, intimidates, bullies, or belittles others


patterns of self-centered, arrogant thinking behavior and attitudes


envy of others or a belief that others are envious of them


having an inability or unwillingness to recognize the needs and feelings of other people


takes advantage of others


extremely sensitive and react badly to even the slightest criticisms, disagreements, or perceived slights


vindictive, condescending, cocky, selfish, patronizing, demanding, controlling, and manipulative


a bully


needing excessive admiration and praise


expecting special treatment due to perceived superiority


exaggerating achievements and talents


being preoccupied with fantasies about power, success, and beauty


has a big ego


Much Love,


Author: Suzie Bosko

Born in Fremont, California and now living in Utah, Suzie M. Bosko is an author, blogger, former prison wife, survivor of narcissistic abuse, and lover of the outdoors. She also manages, a website dedicated to giving inmates a voice through the therapeutic power of writing. She believes in letting the incarcerated share their opinions, struggles, and inner thoughts as a way to kickstart their rehabilitation and growth. Please leave a comment, or you may email

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