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Malignant Narcissism

31 Dec

The term narcissism is derived from the Greek myth of Narcissus, a handsome youth who became obsessed with himself, falling in love with his own reflection.

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Some degree of narcissism is considered normal; however, when narcissistic traits are so predominant that they significantly impair an individual’s social functioning, this merits a psychological diagnosis of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). Yet, the spectrum of narcissistic behavior can extend far beyond NPD to include even more serious forms of self-obsession including malignant narcissism and psychopathy.

and your President…?

What is Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

NPD is a type of psychological personality disorder characterized by grandiosity, need for admiration, and lack of empathy. Narcissism occurs in a spectrum of severity, but the pathologically narcissistic tend primarily be men (75%) who are extremely self-absorbed, intolerant of others’ perspectives, insensitive to others’ needs and indifferent to the effect of their own egocentric behavior.

How Is Malignant Narcissism Different from NPD?

Otto Kernberg MD, a legendary thought leader in the study of personality disorders, originated the term “malignant narcissism” to describe a syndrome of narcissism that went beyond Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). Malignant narcissism is like NPD on pathological steroids, manifesting additional antisocial features, paranoid traits, and ego-syntonic aggression. Kernberg believed that malignant narcissism was part of a spectrum of narcissistic behavior; ranging from NPD, at the low end, to malignant narcissism, and with psychopathy representing the high end of narcissistic severity.

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4 Comments

Posted by on December 31, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

4 responses to “Malignant Narcissism

  1. Wildflower

    January 1, 2013 at 7:55 am

    mirror mirror on the wall whom is the greatest facist of them all

     
  2. Dannyboy53

    January 1, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Now we know why Comrade Kenyan was chosen for this dictatorship, he is perfect for the job, unlike Hitlery Clinton who is a brawler with no finesse. She demonstrated that, in my opinion, during her two terms as Assistant President.

    She will never work in the Oval Office, TPTB will not allow it.

     
    • The Soffitrat

      January 1, 2013 at 4:30 pm

      You are so right. If only the illiterate masses, the uneducated (public educated) morons, only could get their tiny brains around that fact about “the Killer”.

       
  3. admin

    January 1, 2013 at 11:26 am

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