narcissistic personality disorder


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narcissistic personality disorder

 
a personality disorder marked by a grandiose sense of self-importance. Patients are preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love. In spite of these fantasies, they are troubled by a sense of inadequacy and respond to criticism, defeat, or rejection either by indifference or by feelings of rage, shame, humiliation, or emptiness. Their relationships with others are disturbed by expectations of special favors, exploitativeness, overidealization and devaluation of others, and a lack of empathy.
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nar·cis·sis·tic per·son·al·i·ty dis·or·der

1. a pervasive pattern in adulthood of self-centeredness, self-importance, lack of empathy for others, sense of entitlement, and viewing others largely as objects to meet one's needs, manifested in a variety of contexts.
2. a DSM diagnosis that is established when the specified criteria are met. Compare: autosynnoia.
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narcissistic personality disorder

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narcissistic personality disorder

Autophilia, narcism, narcissism, self-centeredness, self-love Psychiatry A condition characterized by '…a pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy that begins in early adulthood…'; ±1% of the general population, and 2-16% of the clinical population has NPD. See Autoeroticism, Autosexual.
Narcissistic Personality Disorder > 5 of following criteria
1. Requires excessive admiration
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2. Grandiose sense of self-importance; believes self to be superior
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3. Preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance
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4. Believes that he/she is special and should have only the best
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5. Has sense of entitlement, ie deserves special favors or treatment
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6. Exploits interpersonal relations, ie takes advantage of others
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7. Lacks empathy and concern for others
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8. Is envious of others or believes them to be envious of him/her
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9. Displays arrogance
Modified from *Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th ed, Am Psychiatric Asso, 1994
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nar·cis·sis·tic per·son·al·i·ty dis·or·der

(nahr-si-sistik pĕr-sŏ-nali-tē dis-ōrdĕr)
Pervasive pattern in adulthood of self-centeredness, self-importance, lack of empathy, sense of entitlement, and viewing others largely as objects to meet one's needs, manifested in a variety of contexts.
Compare: autosynnoia
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