Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a personality disorder in which people have an inflated opinion of themselves. They also have an intense need for the admiration and attention of others.
People with NPD may be generally unhappy and disappointed when they’re not given the praise or special favors they believe they deserve. Others may see them as snobbish and conceited, and may not enjoy being around them.
NPD can cause problems in many areas of life, including:
The DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for
NPD include the following traits:
-having an inflated sense of self-importance and entitlement
-needing constant admiration and praise
-expecting special treatment due to perceived superiority
-exaggerating achievements and talents
-reacting negatively to criticism
-being preoccupied with fantasies about power, success, and beauty
-taking advantage of others
-having an inability or unwillingness to recognize the needs and feelings of other people
-behaving in an arrogant manner
-To determine whether you meet these criteria, your doctor or mental health professional may ask you to fill out a questionnaire. You may also be tested for other mental disorders and health conditions.
Causes of narcissistic personality disorder
The causes of NPD aren’t well understood. However, inherited genetic defects are thought to be responsible for many cases of NPD.
Contributing environmental factors may include:
-childhood abuse or neglect
-excessive parental pampering
-unrealistic expectations from parents
-sexual promiscuity (often accompanies narcissism)
It can not be healed but new therapies are currently in progress holding count on al the traits and behavoirs. How can you as a Narcissist deal with other people without making a mess of your family and live?
If you believe you have NPD, schedule an appointment with your doctor or a mental health professional. They can determine whether you have this personality disorder and suggest treatments to help manage symptoms.
Doctors and mental health professionals often use the new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), published by the American Psychiatric Association, to diagnose mental disorders, such as NPD.