Today's Blog Post
If you missed Narcissism Part One
Per the DSM-V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders, edition five), Narcissistic Personality Disorder Diagnostic Criteria are as followed:
A pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following:
- 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 sense of entitlement (i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations).
- Is interpersonally exploitative (i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her ends).
- Lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others.
- Shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes.
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