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Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a personality disorder. It is marked by need for undeserved admiration, callousness, intolerance of criticism, entitlement, and avoidance of vulnerability. It is defined by The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM-5. The DSM-5 is published by the American Psychiatric Association.

Criteria for narcissistic personality disorder include these.

  • Grandiosity with expectations of superior treatment from other people
  • Fixation on fantasies of power, success, intelligence, attractiveness, etc.
  • Self-perception of being unique, superior, and associated with high-status people and institutions
  • Need for continual admiration from others
  • Sense of entitlement to special treatment and to obedience from others
  • Exploitation of others to achieve personal gain
  • Unwillingness to empathize with the feelings, wishes, and needs of other people
  • Intense envy of others, and the belief that others are equally envious of them
  • Pompous and arrogant demeanor

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