More Narcissism Notes

Notes from here.

“…the clinical definition of narcissistic personality disorder.”

  • An exaggerated sense of self-importance.
  • An unwarranted belief in your own superiority.
  • A preoccupation with fantasies of your own success, power and brilliance.
  • A craving for constant admiration.
  • A consuming sense of entitlement.
  • An expectation of special favors and unquestioning compliance.
  • A penchant for exploiting or disparaging others.
  • A total inability to recognize the needs of anyone else.
  • An incapacity to see those you meet as separate human beings.
  • An unreasoning fury at people you perceive as thwarting your wishes or desires.
  • A tendency to act on impulse.
  • A superficial charm deployed to disguise a gift for manipulation.
  • A need to always be right.
  • A refusal to acknowledge error.
  • An inability to tolerate criticism or critics.
  • A compulsion to conform your ever – shifting sense of “reality” to satisfy your inner requirements.
  • A tendency to lie so frequently and routinely that objective truth loses all meaning.
  • A belief that you are above the rules.
  • An array of inconsistent statements and behaviors driven by your needs in the moment.
  • An inability to assess the consequences of your actions in new or complex situations.