Monday, January 17, 2011

Our culture of narcissism

Nine signs of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD):

1. An exaggerated sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates
achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements).

2. Preoccupation with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love.

3. Believes she is "special" 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.


6. Selfishly takes advantage of others to achieve his own ends.


7. Lacks empathy.


8. Is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him.

9. Shows arrogant, haughty, patronizing, or contemptuous behaviors or
attitudes.

A tip of the Mirsky hat to jd in the great white north.

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