According to the article Modernity and Narcissistic Personality Disorder (2014) by Joel Paris, narcissistic personality disorder is a pathological amplification of narcissistic traits. This means that unlike a normal person, the traits in a narcissistic person that defines their personality are usually increased from a 1 to a 10. They are always the “self-absorbed” guy in the crowd.
They’re distinctive traits include living a parasitic lifestyle, lack of responsibility for their actions, glibness, and a lack of realistic long term goals (“Psychopathic”). They do not learn from their experiences and cannot form meaningful relationships. They continuously engage in antisocial behavior, punishment does not have an affect on their behavior, and they are emotionally immature (Hare, Psychopathy 9). They find it hard to control their impulses and commonly hold many short-term relationships, often engaging in promiscuous sexual behavior. (“Psychopathic”). Frequently, they fail to plan ahead, have a low frustration acceptance, and have no problem lying blatantly to someone’s face. Psychopaths don’t feel remorseful if they mistreat or hurt someone, in fact, the person’s safety, as well as their own, is disregarded in order for the psychopath to get what they want (Hare, “Psychopath vs. Antisocial”). An easy way to describe a psychopath is a human who lives a predatory lifestyle (“Psychopathic”).
The fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistics Manual describes personality disorders as being a pattern of enduring behavior and internal experiences that tends to digress a significant amount from the individual’s cultural and societal standards (Sadock, Kaplan & Sadock, 2015). This personality disorder is diagnosed in the presence of grandiosity and the need to be admired and appreciated. There is a chronic lack of empathy as well as inflated self-esteem and the belief that one is entitled to the adoration of others. Narcissistic Personality Disorder is classified under Cluster B, showcasing more erratic and emotional behavior which can be seen in the film American Psycho.
The test claimed to prove the personality type by adding big names like Briggs Mayer Test but there was nothing mature about it. The test results were totally unclear and all it said was that I was on the borderline to every aspect. There was nothing this test told for sure. It just kept saying that I was in the middle of every trait without any explanation. The vagueness of the test was strengthened by the results it showed. It was a great
The two-pronged test was developed to “determine whether that information demonstrated probable cause” (Ingram p.172) where the first part of the test, “an informant’s veracity and reliability had to be determined prior to finding that the informant’s information supplied probable cause” (Ingram p.173) In this part of the test the police had to prove that the informant was a believable person” (Ingram p.173), such as having a history of “giving a reliable and truthful information to the police in the past, and might even implicated himself or herself in a crime just to prove to the police that he or she is telling the truth. The reliability of certain personalities as an informant such as the “local priest, mayor and another police officer
The obsession of interacting with higher authority figures displays a complete disregard for fellow coworkers, as though they do not deserve his attention. These illusions are a part of a narcissistic personality disorder. Luis (n.d.) displays many symptoms but a clinician may require an evaluation that seeks five symptoms or more before diagnosing Luis with narcissistic personality disorder (APA, 1994). The lack of patience for others (n.d.) is a sign of a lack of empathy, another indicator of the disorder (para. 5). Coworkers describe Luis as taking advantage of others for his own success. All of these descriptions are clear indicators that Luis suffers from a narcissistic personality disorder; he does not have a compassionate nature, he profiles himself as upper management, he associates with others only to benefit himself, he displays an arrogant attitude by boasting achievements and the purchase of material items, and he expects everyone to treat him as though he is a part of upper management.
a person with a psychopathic personality, which manifests as amoral and antisocial behavior, lack of ability to love or establish meaningful personal relationships, extreme egocentricity, failure to learn from experience, etc. (dictionary.com)
In “Paul’s Case”, by Willa Cather, Paul is a very well written character from 1905. He is a narcissistic man written before there was even a diagnosis for that while still remaining isolated at home and elsewhere, and in the end kills himself to avoid short term consequences but realizes too late that what he is doing has long term repercussions. Paul hits eight of the nine criteria for Narcissistic Personality Disorder listed in the DSM-IV, where five of nine is considered having the disorder. The eight he hits are “1. Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements).
He is the person most insensitive to his true needs. The narcissist will have a pattern of (grandiosity), the need for admiration, and lack empathy, that will be present in early adulthood.
Pathological narcissism: It is the state of having high levels of narcissism such as narcissistic personality disorder; the person's libido has been withdrawn from the objects in the world and produces megalomania.
Corporate Psychopaths – Corporate psychopaths are individuals employed by organizations that are self-serving, opportunistic, egotistical, mean that are charismatic, manipulative and goal-seeking (Boddy, 2005, p. 30).
“Psychopathy is a personality disorder characterized by an inability to form human attachment, aggressive narcissism, and antisocial behavior defined by a constellation of affective, interpersonal and behavioral characteristics, most of which society views as pejorative” . Some of these characteristics include irresponsibility, grandiosity, cunning, deceitfulness, selective impulsivity, sexual promiscuity, lack of empathy, etc. People who are psychopathic display not only antisocial behavior but also emotional impairment such as the lack of guilt. They are able to prey on others using their charm, deceit, violence or any other methods that allow them to get what they want. A strong feature of most of the behavior
The Relative Value Scale Committee (RUC) is a committee involving the American Medical Association (AMA) and national medical specialty societies. The RUC represents the entire medical profession, with 23 of its 29 members appointed by major national medical specialty societies including those recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties, those with a large percentage of physicians in patient care, and those that account for high percentages of Medicare expenditures. The Chair, American Medical Association, CPT Editorial Panel, American Osteopathic Association, Health Care Professionals Advisory Committee, and Practice Expense Subcommittee make up the remaining six seats. Three seats rotate on a 2-year basis, with two reserved for an internal medicine subspecialty and one for any other specialty. Other committee members are:
The personality assessment inventory tests provide results on my individual personality, values, motivation, decision making, communication, team skills, conflict skills, organizational structure preference, and stress. These results are broken down briefly in three parts and do not include any personal speculation or analysis as to their meaning. The application of these results are further applied and explains how the results noted from the tests and in the first step will make me a better employee, co-worker, and manager within my organization. These tests mentioned above are applied in conjunction with particular examples on how I can achieve becoming a better employee, co-worker, and manager. An explanation of how my personality and experiences were affected by the Holy Spirit is also discussed. Particularly, how potential weaknesses have become strengths with the guidance of the Lord.
Despite their actions, they will not feel a sense of empathy towards the people they hurt because narcissistic individuals think the victims deserved it for stopping them from achieving their goals. Surprisingly, narcissistic individuals are always felt threatened by other people from their surroundings. Due to that, they are likely to respond to any perceived threats in an exaggerated way (Narcissism, 2008). Hence, narcissism is not exactly a trait you would probably found great in an individual.