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if you have narcissistic personality disorder, are you likely to get delusions of grandeur?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
It is possible: Such delusions are certainly possible for a narcissistic individual and would be evidence of a fairly established case. Some are merely striving toward grandeur - thinking it has arrived is advanced!
Answered on Oct 27, 2015
Dr. Emma Rishton
12 years experience Clinical Psychology
Narcissism: Narcissistic personality disorder is characterized by unwarranted feelings of self-importance. A sense of entitlement and grandiosity. A strong need for admiration, but lack feelings of empathy. These qualities are usually defenses against a deep feeling of inferiority. Therapy can help. Best wishes.
Answered on Apr 18, 2016
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