Narcissistic Personality Disorder – A pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following diagnostic criteria:

1. Always talk about themselves, exaggerating achievements and talents. (e.g., may claim to be a “stable genius” and boast of “great and unmatched wisdom”).

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

3. Believes that he or she is “special” and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions).

4. Requires excessive admiration. Despite how outwardly confident narcissists may seem, they are incredibly insecure and require constant praise and like to be the center of attention.

5. Has a sense of entitlement (i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations). When things don’t go their way, they blame others and claim to be unfairly treated.

6. Is deceptive (i.e., lies often to achieve his or her own ends). To these people a lie is not a lie; it is merely a reasonable way to leverage a desired outcome.

7. Lacks empathy: because of their self-absorption, narcissists are unable to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others.

8. Is often envious of others. Because of their low self-esteem and need to be superior to others, narcissists see people who have things they don’t, including status and admiration, as threats.

9. Shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes.

10. Is extremely competitive, and will do whatever it takes (including cheating and lying) to win.

11. Holds grudges. Because of their insecurity and obsession to maintain an idealized self-image, narcissists can hold nasty grudges against those critical of their actions.

Would you like to work for a boss who had these characteristics? Would a person with these traits make a good president?

Frank Butcher

Baytown

(12) comments

rmartin

Hey frankie, yada yada yada. As usual your articles are long, boring, hate filled and you keep repeating yourself. Try and find something informative the majority of the people would like to read about. President Trump fights back from all the made up accusations and the looney left can't stand it. They are used to everyone folding on the opposite side and that scenario is over. President Trump for 4 more, 4 more...


Frank

N/A, as usual you've got nothing.


Frank

By the way, N/A, nowhere it my letter is the name Donald Trump mentioned. I merely listed the characteristics of narcissistic personality disorder. Why do you think it was a reference to Trump? Could it be that you recognize those traits to be descriptive of your hero?


rmartin

Hey frankie, check out your last sentence. Ray Charles in his present state could see who you were talking about.


Frank

I could have been talking about Joe Biden or any of the 20 democratic candidates. The important thing is that YOU think that the narcissistic characteristics alluded to Trump. That is a tacit admission on your part that Trump has NPD.


Alan H

Mr Martin, everybody knows Trump is a racist narcissistic liar and you'd like to have him as your neighbor. What do you think about Trump pulling US troops out of Syria leaving our Kurdish allies to be slaughtered by Turkey's military and 10,000 ISIS prisoners to possibly escape and kill more US soldiers.


rmartin

Hey al, what do you think about Obama and Hillary leaving the Middle East in shambles to even be in this situation?


Frank

C'mon, N/A. Answer Alan's question. What do you think about Trump abandoning the Kurds?


Alan H

Mr No Answer Martin, it wasn't Hillary or Obama who destabilized the M East, it was lame-brain Republicans Pres G W Bush and Cheney. Mr Martin, you lie just like Trump. Hillary and Obama might just decide to have you impeached and removed from the human race.


rmartin

Hey Al, actually Bush left the Middle East in pretty good shape. Obama left it on fire including Libya and Syria. Obama also watched as hundreds of thousands Christians were slaughtered. Red line in sand, remember that? Your knowledge of world matters appears to be on the scarce side.....


Frank

N/A, you still haven't answered the question. What do you think about Trump abandoning the Kurds?


Alan H

Mr No Answer Martin, you never have accurate facts. The red line incident with Syria using chemical weapons on its own people was resolved peacefully by Obama after planned military air strikes were averted. You're knowledge of world events is so skewed and delusional because you rely on Fake Fox News and Republican extremist conspiracy websites. And if Obama was such a bad President as you constantly claim, why did 200 political scientist rank Obama 8th best President and Trump the worst of all 45 presidents? Anytime you comment on an issue, Mr No Answer Martin, the facts always blow your delusional ramblings out of the water. Has it ever occurred to you how silly you appear to others by babbling on about issues that have no connection to the facts?


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