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The Way I See It!

I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

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Narcissistic personality disorder is a condition in which people have an inflated sense of self-importance and an extreme preoccupation with themselves.

 

Symptoms

A person with narcissistic personality disorder may:

 

•React to criticism with rage, shame, or humiliation

 

•Take advantage of other people to achieve his or her own goals

 

•Have excessive feelings of self-importance

 

•Exaggerate achievements and talents

 

•Be preoccupied with fantasies of success, power, beauty, intelligence, or ideal love

 

•Have unreasonable expectations of favorable treatment

 

•Need constant attention and admiration

 

•Disregard the feelings of others, and have little ability to feel empathy

 

•Have obsessive self-interest

 

•Pursue mainly selfish goals

 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001930/

 

The symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder may seem similar to traits associated with strong self-esteem and confidence, but this is not the case.  Narcissists have such an elevated sense of self-worth that they value themselves as inherently better than others.  Yet, they have a fragile self-esteem and cannot handle criticism, instead putting other people down in order to validate themselves.  People with healthy self-confidence do not have the same need to put themselves on a pedestal or to belittle others.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcissistic_personality_disorder

 

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