Narcissistic Personality Disorder

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Narcissistic Personality Disorder is a specific kind of personality disorder. A personality disorder is when people have traits that cause them to feel and behave in socially distressing ways, it limits their ability to function in relationships and in other social aspects in life (Mayo Clinic). Narcissistic Personality Disorder entails people having an inflated sense of self-importance and a deep need for admiration from others. People with Narcissistic Personality Disorder believe they are superior to others, they have no regret for the feelings of others (Mayo Clinic). While people with Narcissistic Personality Disorder seem like they have a lot of confidence, they really have very fragile self-esteem. They are vulnerable to the slightest criticism (Mayo Clinic). Narcissistic Personality Disorder is a persistent pattern of grandiosity, hypersensitivity to the evaluation of others, and a lack of empathy (New York-Presbyterian).

People with Narcissistic Personality Disorder suffer from rage, shame, or humiliation when hearing criticism, they have unreasonable expectations to receive special and favorable treatment, and are unable to recognize and experience how the people around them feel (New York-Presbyterian). These are just some of the symptoms people with this disorders may experience. These symptoms may appear to be just having confidence or strong self-esteem, but in reality they are crossing a border of having healthy confidence and self-esteem. They think so highly of themselves, they put themselves on a pedestal (Mayo Clinic). These traits are often seen in adolescents, but most grow out of this behavior. Having Narcissistic Personality Disorder causes people to belittle or look down on others they see as inferior to them. Narcissists use other people to get what they want and don't care about the cost to the other people. People with NPD automatically aspect their wishes to be a reality or aspect especially favorable treatment, such as thinking...
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