Narcissistic Personality Disorder : Understanding Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, And Treatment

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Running head: UNDERSTANDING NARCISSISTIC PERSONALITY DISORDER ETIOLOGY Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Understanding Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Narcissistic Personality Disorder Griffin Hedger College Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Understanding Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Narcissistic Personality Disorder Symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder To those who have a narcissistic personality disorder, they may come across as arrogant, egotistical or snobbish. They often dominate conversations. They may belittle or look down on people they perceive as inferior. They may feel a sense of entitlement and when they do not receive special treatment, they may become impatient or angry. They may insist on having "the best" of everything for example, the best car, athletic club or medical care. At the same time, they have trouble handling anything that relates to criticism. They may have secret feelings of anxiety, disgrace, and embarrassment. To feel better, they may react with rage or contempt and try to degrade the other person to make themselves appear superior. On the other hand, they may feel depressed and moody because they fall short of perfection. For example, symptoms to look out for in someone you know or in yourself would be, someone having an amplified sense of self-importance or blowing your achievements and talents out of proportion. Being absent-minded with dreams about accomplishments, power, intelligence,
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