Narcissistic Personality Disorder

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People exhibiting the Narcissistic Personality Disorder demonstrate excessive need for admiration and lack empathy. They exaggerate their self-importance while appearing over-confident and grandiose.  Their sense of superiority remains distorted and pervasive.  These individuals are unable to tolerate criticism or disagreement and demonstrate difficulty forming close personal relationships. Narcissistic Personality Disorder The Narcissistic Personality Disorder differs from the more common situation where people exhibit a variety of narcissistic traits.  The difference lies in degree with many cases straddling the border.  In those with the Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) manifestations persist, prevent the individual from adapting and lead to significant functional impairment in multiple settings. This often lead to subjective distress.  NPD occurs less frequently than much less intrusive narcissistic traits. Actually NPD was only recently recognized with original descriptions dating to…
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