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 InmateBlogger.com, 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 suziebosko@gmail.com.

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