Narcissism is a fairly common personality disorder.
disorder is often very abrasive, and has a hard time dealing with criticism and often shows .
a very arrogant attitude. One with a case of narcissistic personality disorder is often .
preoccupied with the fantasy of infinite power, beauty, intelligence, or perfect love. One .
believes that one is "special" and that one can only be understood by other special, high-.
status persons. Many narcissistic persons often lack a sense of empathy, in that they are .
either unwilling or incapable of recognizing the feelings or needs of their peers or loved .
ones. The victim is often egotistical, and always tries to assert his or her superiority. They .
expect unreasonably favorable treatment from others. The person is also likely to take .
advantage of others to achieve their goals.
This disorder can develop during any period of age, however, its primary .
developmental age is during the adolescent period. Many attribute this disorder to early .
childhood experiences. Alcohol or drug abuse may also contribute to the severity of this .
disorder. The cause of this disorder, however, is unknown. Diagnosis of this disorder is .
primarily through a psychological evaluation, and treatment may encompass a run of .
psychotherapy sessions. In the sessions, the goal would be to help the person to interact .
with other persons in a positive and rewarding way. .
The typical life of a person with narcissistic personality disorder would likely begin .
with the sunrise. The person would get up, look themselves in the mirror, and would boast .
about how wonderful they are. The would get dressed, head to work, and clock in, noting .
that they were on time as usual. While at the water cooler or coffee machine, the person .
would brag about their weekend and would expect others to be in awe. However, when .
the others do not respond, the person would become angry and would walk away, .
accusing their coworkers of being jealous.