A key feature of narcissistic personality disorder is individuals with an increased sense of self-importance. They may believe that they are special/unique and have preoccupations with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love. Persons with narcissistic personality disorder may exploit others in order to achieve their personal desires.
Persons with narcissistic personality disorder may exaggerate or inflate accomplishments and talents. They may possess improper personal standards, expecting to be recognized as superior without achievements that warrant it.
Since individuals with narcissistic personality disorder have fragile self-esteem, they are often angered when criticized. They expect to consistently meet their expectations and receive positive feedback from others. Criticism leads to feelings of humiliation and dejection.
Persons with narcissistic personality disorder demonstrate little interest in others' experiences. They believe they are more important than others and deserve the attention. When seeking a partner, the person will choose someone who will consistently provide them with praise and who does not require much attention for themselves.
Individuals with this disorder often lack empathy or are unwilling to recognize the needs or feelings of others. They are overly self-centered and have little concern for other people.
Individuals with narcissistic personality disorder feel entitled to receive special rights and privileges. They believe that their desire is enough to justify obtaining what they want.
Individuals with narcissistic personality disorder believe they have the undeniable right to receive the best of what they desire. They demand the best and expect to receive what they want.
Persons with narcissistic personality disorder are extremely sensitive to the criticism of others. They have fragile self-esteem and experience feelings of rage and humiliation when given criticism. They expect attention and continuous positive feedback from others.
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