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Equilibrium - Self Harmony

Narcissistic personality disorder

Definition

A disorder of the personality characterized by abnormal love of self, being self absorbed, and an inability to empathise with the effects of ones behaviour on others.

Causes, incidence and risk factors.

The cause of this disorder is unknown, but one theory suggests that the parents of people who develop this disorder needed their children to be talented or special in order to maintain their own self esteem. This disorder usually begins in early adulthood. Narcissistic people are unable to perceive themselves and others accurately. They often feel entitled to special treatment and can become demanding, angry and easily offended.

Symptoms

Reacts to criticism with feelings of rage, shame and humiliation
Takes advantage of others to reach own goals
Self important
Exaggerates achievements and talents
Preoccupation with fantasies of success, power, beauty, intelligence or ideal love
Unreasonable expectations of favourable treatment
Requires constant attention and admiration
Lacks empathy

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