“It’s All About Me!” What? Symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Natasha

I’ve been researching narcissism lately and even shared some amazing facts about the narcissists weapon of choice on my Paradigm Life blog, since the act of giving someone the silent treatment is emotional abuse—and I was taking part in bringing awareness to abuse and domestic violence (for Domestic Violence Awareness month).

According to PsychCentral, “In order for a person to be diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) they must meet five or more of the following symptoms”:

• Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)

• Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love

• Believes that he or she is “special” and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)

• Requires excessive admiration

• Has a very strong sense…

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2 thoughts on ““It’s All About Me!” What? Symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder

  1. Awesome post! Many of us deal with these types of people and we need to be aware of what to watch for. Thanks for sharing this list.

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