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Signs of symptoms of hypersensitive narcissism or narcissism personality disorder?

Signs of symptoms of hypersensitive narcissism or narcissism personality disorder?

Narcissism: The person believes s/he is special or unique -- more so than others. May also be preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success and power. Feels entitled to special treatment and deference from others; is haughty and lacks empathy for others. Needs excessive admiration, and when this isn't forthcoming, may erupt in rage. May exploit others without concern for their needs. ...Read more

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Narcissism (Definition)

A pervasive sense of grandiosity in fantasy or behavior, lack of empathy, need for admiration, fantasies o unlimited success, sense of entitlement, envious of others, often arrogant, exploitive of others as well as other characteristics. Person would definitely benefit by therapy but often by nature of the condition the person doesn't believe that there is ...Read more


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What are the main differences between a psychopath, sociopath, borderline personality disorder, and narcissistic personality disorder?

What are the main differences between a psychopath, sociopath, borderline personality disorder, and narcissistic personality disorder?

Disorders: A psychopath/sociopath are the same thing as antisocial personality disorder. this is a person with no real conscience or sense of right and wrong. Borderline PD is the person who has a disturbed sense of self, is emotionally volatile and over the top, impulsive, terrified of abandonment, is black and white in their thinking and self mutilates. The narcissist is the grandiose, egomaniacal person. ...Read more

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What is diagnosis of schizoid personality disorder?

What is diagnosis of schizoid personality disorder?

I am an island: It's a long-term and unusual pattern of experience and behavior. People with this disorder tend to be detached from social relationships. When they're with others they may not show much emotion. They usually choose to be alone because they don't desire or enjoy close relationships. They don't tend to have close friends and may appear indifferent to praise or criticism. ...Read more

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Possibility of misdiagnosing schizophrenia as schizotypal personality disorder ?

That might happen: If a person with a severe schizotypal personality disorder had decompensated into psychosis ; is only seen over a brief period of time. However, most providers avoid making a diagnosis until they are satisfied that diagnostic criteria have been met. ...Read more

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What causes paranoid personality disorder?

What causes paranoid personality disorder?

We don't know: Paranoid personality disorder is a psychiatric condition in which a person has a long-term distrust and suspicion of others, but does not have a psychotic disorder like schizophrenia. The cause of the disorder is unknown. However, it is more common in families with members who have psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia or delusional disorder. ...Read more

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"is the avoidant personality disorder a mental illness?"

Personality Disorder: This is a bit of a semantic problem. Personality disorders are not seen as major mental illnesses, like bipolar , schizophrenia, depressive or anxiety disorders. They are not very responsive to meds.However, they do affect the quality of life and may generate the above conditions in certain circumstances. Avoidant pd can overlap with anxiety disorders , such as panic disorder or social phobia. ...Read more

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What is the narcissistic personality disorder?

What is the narcissistic personality disorder?

Much Self-Importance: It's a condition in which there is an inflated sense of self-importance and an extreme preoccupation with oneself. As with all personality disorders, a mental health professional diagnoses the disorder after a psychological evaluation of the history and severity of the symptoms. Psychotherapy (talk therapy) may help a person with the disorder improve functioning and relationships with others. ...Read more

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What is the difference between avoidant personality disorder and borderline personality disorder?

Anxiety versus moods: It is avoidant personality disorder that is characterized by excessive interpersonal anxiety. It is similar to a type of social phobia that is insinuated in the personality of a person so much that the person actually starts to believe it to be an unavoidable part of a hostile world. Borderline personality disorder is typified by the capacity for frequent mood swings and clinginess. Stay safe! ...Read more

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What causes personality disorder?

What causes personality disorder?

Multifactorial: Frontal, temporal, and parietal lobe abnormalities may be seen possibly due to perinatal injury, encephalitis, trauma, or genetics. May also see diminished monoamine oxidase (MAO) and serotonin levels. The role these play is unknown. Developmental abnormalities secondary to abuse, neglect or incest may be present. ...Read more

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What is narcissistic personality disorder?

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What is  narcissistic personality disorder?

Narcissism: Selfish, inflated self esteem, not care for others' needs or feelings, love of self. ...Read more

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Is personality disorder the same as borderline personality disorder?

Is personality disorder the same as borderline personality disorder?

Yes,: borderline personality disorder is a type of personality disorder. there are others e.g. naricisstic personality disorder, dependent personality disorder etc. ...Read more

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Symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, anti-social personality disorder, what to do?

Symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, anti-social personality disorder, what to do?

Psychologist: Your need long term psychological counselling, behaviour modifications, group therapy. Please get help from a psycholigist. ...Read more

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What are the differences between bipolar disorder & borderline personality disorder?

What are the differences between bipolar disorder & borderline personality disorder?

Mood vs relationship: Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder, characterized by the patient vacillating between mania and depression. Borderline personality disorder is, as implied a personality disorder and NOT a mood disorder. Borderline PD is characterized by profound fear of abandonment, disturbed sense of self, impulsivity, extreme emotional reactivity, self mutilating behaviors, and idealization/devaluation. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a psychopath, sociopath, borderline personality disorder, and narcissism?

What's the difference between a psychopath, sociopath, borderline personality disorder, and narcissism?

Personality problems: Psychopath and sociopath describe someone who lies, cheats, steals, exploits others, and has no remorse -- like antisocial personality disorder. Narcissistic pd exploits others too, but they feel entitled and there's not so much lying. Antisocial does it b/c he feels everyone else does it. Borderline pd needs others desperately & falls apart when rejected. Dramatic, unstable, self-injuring. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is antisocial personality disorder?

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Personality disorder: This disorder in adults is characterized by impulsiveness, irresponsible and brash behavior, lack of remorse, irritability, aggressiveness, and disregard for social norms and the law. It's the personality disorder associated with criminal offenders (through not all criminals have aspd and vice versa), and can be diagnosed by a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What distinguishes schizotypal personality disorder from schizoid personality disorder?

Different presentati: schizoid persons withdraw from others and isolate. Schizotypal persons act unusual. ...Read more

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Is borderline personality disorder associated with the intense fear of abandonment?

Is borderline personality disorder associated with the intense fear of abandonment?

Borderline: Absolutely, intense fear of abandonment, being manipulative, impulsivity, a tendency to think of people and things in all good or all bad terms, self mutilating behaviors, drug and alcohol abuse, sexual impulsivity, a profoundly disturb sense of self, and extreme emotional volatility. ...Read more

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What are the downfalls of having narcissism personality disorder? I have been diagnosed with this disorder. How can it be managed?

What are the downfalls of having narcissism personality disorder? I have been diagnosed with this disorder. How can it be managed?

Narcissistic PD : Npd causes difficulty in relationships, because of difficulty empathizing with and authentically caring about others. People with npd are also exquisitely sensitive to perceived slights; they get absorbed in them and are oblivious to others' needs. They expect to be appreciated as special, and require frequent praise. Individual therapy is essential, and group work may also help a lot! ...Read more

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What are the risks of having narcissism personality disorder ?

Relationships: The most significant problem related to narcissistic personality disorder has to do with the disruption that occurs in relationships between the person involved and those around him/her. ...Read more

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Signs of symptoms of hypersensitive narcissism or narcissism personality disorder?

Narcissism: The person believes s/he is special or unique -- more so than others. May also be preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success and power. Feels entitled to special treatment and deference from others; is haughty and lacks empathy for others. Needs excessive admiration, and when this isn't forthcoming, may erupt in rage. May exploit others without concern for their needs. ...Read more

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Could you possibly recover from severe narcissism, bpd, and histrionic personality disorder?

Could you possibly recover from severe narcissism, bpd, and histrionic personality disorder?

Possible: It is not a walk in the park, but recovery is always possible. With this list of issues, you will need both personal commitment to healing, and skilled psychotherapists and psychiatrists working with you over time. Multiple types of therapy may be called for in your situation. Hoping you put this team together and work with them faithfully. ...Read more

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What is "malignant narcissism", and how does it differ from narcissistic personality disorder?

Narcissism: NPD is a disorder listed in the DSM5, while malignant narcissism is not. That being said, the terms are interchangeable, with NPD being officially delineated and recognized, while the other is not. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a psychopath, sociopath, borderline personality disorder, and narcissism?

Personality problems: Psychopath and sociopath describe someone who lies, cheats, steals, exploits others, and has no remorse -- like antisocial personality disorder. Narcissistic pd exploits others too, but they feel entitled and there's not so much lying. Antisocial does it b/c he feels everyone else does it. Borderline pd needs others desperately & falls apart when rejected. Dramatic, unstable, self-injuring. ...Read more

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Can there be a problem with being narcissistic or why is it called personality disorder?

Yes, BIG problem: A personality disorder is an enduring, pervasive, and inflexible pattern of inner experience and behavior that differs markedly from one's culture, begins in adolescence or early adulthood, and causes distress in important areas of life (relationships, work, etc). Narcissistic pd causes problems b/c they are grandiose about themselves, need constant admiration, and can't empathize with others. ...Read more

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What is narcissistic personality disorder?

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Narcissism: Selfish, inflated self esteem, not care for others' needs or feelings, love of self. ...Read more

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What is the narcissistic personality disorder?

Much Self-Importance: It's a condition in which there is an inflated sense of self-importance and an extreme preoccupation with oneself. As with all personality disorders, a mental health professional diagnoses the disorder after a psychological evaluation of the history and severity of the symptoms. Psychotherapy (talk therapy) may help a person with the disorder improve functioning and relationships with others. ...Read more

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Could I have narcissistic personality disorder?

Could I have narcissistic personality disorder?

See below: We all have different personality traits at certain points in our lives. If you need to know your diagnosis, you will have to be evaluated face-to-face by a psychiatrist or a psychologist. Some things just cannot be diagnosed over the internet :) ...Read more

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Narcissistic personality disorder, what is this?

Grandiosity: The hallmark of a narcissist is grandiosity, feelings of being special, inability to empathize with others, and intolerance of criticism of any kind, real or imagined. The core of a narcissist however, believe it or not, is terrible self-esteem that the narcissist cannot bring him or herself to look at. ...Read more

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Can narcissistic personality disorder be cured?

Generally Not: Personality disorders are generally not curable. They can be modified in some cases with a lot of therapy over a long time. However, since those with narcissistic pd are likely to think that if there is a problem then it someone else and not themselves, they often are not very amenable to therapy actually working. ...Read more

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How can you treat narcissistic personality disorder?

How can you treat narcissistic personality disorder?

Narcissistic PD: Treating narcissistic pd requires intensive, long-term psychotherapy with an experienced therapist. These people usually don't seek treatment until marital or work relationship problems cause enough distress to force the issue. They are exquisitely sensitive to slights or criticism, and intense shame and scathing rage can disrupt the therapeutic relationship. The therapist walks a thin line. ...Read more

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Is narcissistic personality disorder a serious problem?

YES: It is for the people in the narcissist's life. Narcissist's are insenstive mates. They invest in others to get something back. When there are two pieces of pie, the narcissist will consistently take the big piece. Narcissists often get off on making other people feel inferior & insignificant. The narcissist needs lots of strokes & admiration. Narcissists cause other pain. ...Read more

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Any benefit if I have narcissistic personality disorder?

Perhaps some: Often people who are (unhealthily) narcissistic are very charming and impress people enough with their self-confidence and capacity that they manage to rise high in the ranks. Ultimately, such people are rather self-involved, do not tend to appreciate others, and have difficulty participating in mutually satisfying relationships. Many of our politicians are quite narcissistic! ...Read more

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Who would want to cure narcissistic personality disorder?

Psychotherapists: Many psychotherapists are specifically interested in working with personality disorders and develop a special expertise in this area. Given how prevalent npd is, however, most therapists work with individuals with this diagnosis, or definitely traits of it... ...Read more

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Can the mmpi test identify narcissistic personality disorder?

Yes: An mmpi result could be consistent with a narcissitic personality disorder. However psychological testing results alone should not be used to make the diagnosis. The results can be used to help confirm what is noted with formal evaluation. ...Read more

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Could my friend have npd (narcissistic personality disorder)?

It is hard to know: Without more details. What makes you think they might have this disorder? You can read more about the disorder and see if their personality fits the description, but we can't make that diagnosis online without meeting the perdon. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Personality Disorder (Definition)

According to the dsm IV tr, a personality disorder is: an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the individual's culture, is pervasive and inflexible, has an onset in adolescence or early adulthood, is stable over time, and leads ...Read more