malignant narcissism


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malignant narcissism

A generic term for a finding in a person with a psychopathic personality disorder, which is characterised by marked narcissism and antisocial behaviour. Such “inhumanity and propensity toward evil” may be extreme and is common in serial killers and dictators.

malignant narcissism

Psychiatry A range of psychopathic personality disorders characterized by the coexistence of marked narcissistic and antisocial traits. See Sociopath. Cf Serial killer.
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