Narcissistic Personality Disorder - GGHS Psychology

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					Jessica Mulford
Marisa Hawkins
   Julian thought since he was the one to put the
    waffles on his plate, they were his because he is
    the only one who is important in his mind.
   Julian’s friends also wanted waffles, and he
    thought they were being selfish; regardless, he
    still had more waffles then them combined.
   Julian wanted the commercial to be ran because
    he wanted the attention it would bring after it
    was aired.
   This disorder is often characterized by a
    grandiose sense of self-importance, a
    preoccupation with fantasies of success and
    power, and a need for constant attention and
   In other words, these people are filled with
    inappropriate thoughts of self-being even after
    minor defeat. They often exploit others
   “One theory regards NPD as a form of arrested
    psychological development while the other
    regards it as a young child's defense against
    psychological pain.”
   “According to Kohut, the child grows out of
    primary narcissism through opportunities to be
    mirrored by (i.e., gain approval from) his or her
    parents and to idealize them, acquiring a more
    realistic sense of self and a set of personal ideals
    and values through these two processes. On the
    other hand, if the parents fail to provide
    appropriate opportunities for idealization and
    mirroring, the child remains "stuck" at a
    developmental stage in which his or her sense of
    self remains grandiose and unrealistic while at the
    same time he or she remains dependent on
    approval from others for self-esteem. “
   “The mass media's preoccupation with "lifestyles of the rich and
    famous" rather than with ordinary or average people.
   Social approval of open displays of money, status, or
    accomplishments ("if you've got it, flaunt it") rather than modesty
    and self-restraint.
   Preference for a leadership style that emphasizes the leader's
    outward appearance and personality rather than his or her inner
    beliefs and values.
   The growth of large corporations and government bureaucracies
    that favor a managerial style based on "impression management"
    rather than objective measurements of performance.
   Social trends that encourage parents to be self-centered and to
    resent their children's legitimate needs.
   The weakening of churches, synagogues, and other religious or
    social institutions that traditionally helped children to see
    themselves as members of a community rather than as isolated
    individuals. “
   There have been no medications that have
    helped with the disorder. People who have
    taken serotonin reuptake inhibitors have
    shown reinforcement in narcissistic grandiosity
    and lack of empathy towards others.
   There are several different approaches to the
    treatment, including therapies ranging from
    classical psychoanalysis to Gestalt therapy.
   The word “narcissism” stems from the Greek
    character Narcissus who was obsessed with his
    own beauty to the point that he believed they
    weren’t worthy of him.
   Narcissists react angrily to criticism and when
    rejected they will denounce the profession
    which has rejected them.
   Dr. Gregory House, from House M.D., has a
    narcissistic personality.
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