Monday, July 5, 2021

Fort Collins Male Mental Health Counselor and Life Coach: Narcissism, Part Two

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:

  1. Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements).
  2. Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love.
  3. 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). 
  4. Requires excessive admiration.
  5. Has a sense of entitlement (i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations). 
  6. Is interpersonally exploitative (i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her ends).
  7. Lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others.
  8. Shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes.  
Feel free to read about parents: Narcissism Part Three

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