Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A penny for your thoughts

Seven days until...???

Hope and change?

Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)

As the name suggests, people with narcissistic personality disorder are quite self-absorbed. They display a pattern of grandiosity in fantasy or behavior. Acquaintances often describe them as arrogant and boastful. Less than 1% of the population suffer from this disorder.

Feelings of grandiosity
Not only do people with this disorder feel superior to others, but they also believe they are exceptionally unique and special. They believe they are entitled to special treatment simply because they are who they are. They may envy others while believing that others are envying them. They may exaggerate their accomplishments and talents.

Need for admiration
People with this disorder seek constant admiration, adulation, and bolstering from others. They may be ambitious, not for success, but for fame and admiration.

Lack of empathy
They have good social skills when it comes to initial contact with others. They may be quite charming in an attempt to gain the other person's awe. However, they are so focused on themselves that they are not capable of empathizing with others.

Preoccupation with fantasy
People with narcissistic personality disorder often fantasize about wealth and fame.

Overly high expectations
If they do not achieve the goals they have set for themselves, they feel a strong sense of failure which brings feelings of shame and worthlessness. They often react to criticism with rage.

You can read more about NPD here

...you can read more about some of these traits that are evident in the man pictured above here.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

That photo alone is worth this opst. This is why I hate having pictures taken of me :)