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What Is An Egocentric Personality
Narcissism: Do you mean narcissistic personality disorder? Narcissistic personality disorder is characterized by unwarranted feelings of self-importance. A sense of entitlement and grandiosity. They have a strong need for admiration, but lack feelings of empathy. These qualities are usually defenses against a deep feeling of inferiority. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Narcissism: It's a spectrum. We all have to be a bit egocentric to survive in the western world. Narcissistic personality disorder is characterized by unwarranted feelings of self-importance. A sense of entitlement and grandiosity. They have 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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Teens have been egocentric since the times of plato. I think parents (at least here in the uda) are contributing to the problem by trying to be their child's friend instead of their child's parent. ...Read more
DID: The technical term refers to dissociative identity disorder (DID). Individuals with this disorder use dissociation as a defense mechanism against stressors, trauma, or other negative events. The presentation is multiple personalities that are suited to handle different stressors/traumas. For more info: http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/dissociative-identity-disorder-multiple-personality-disorder ...Read more
Longstanding traits: Personality disorders are characterized by longstanding behaviors that lead to impairments because of a person's interactional style and temperament. There are several "clusters": a) isolative, distrustful interactions with others; b) intense and/or destructive relationships, and c) unusual styles of interactions. The key is that these are chronic styles, not episodes such as depression. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are many.: There are many types of personality disorders. The important thing to remember is that traits are only considered to be a disorder if they are inflexible. Inflexible traits that are maladaptive to the environment and cause significant functional impairment or subjective distress are the hallmark of a personality disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's wrong w/it?: Feeling inadequate is very common, even for people who seem to have it together. From a early age we feel ashamed due to criticism, punishment or embarrassing mistakes. As a child, it feels like it's you, even when it's not. The world tells us we're not good enough & ads say others are beautiful and happy. It's likely you have good qualities you discount. In therapy you may find you're not so bad. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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