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ARE YOU A NARCISSIST?

ARE YOU A NARCISSIST?

Narcissism

Messages about loving yourself, being confident, and comfortable in your skin bombard us. We are constantly given mantras like “everyone is special” and “you have to love yourself first.” From an early age, classroom teachers use positive reinforcement to bolster the self-image of every student. The importance of having a healthy ego is undeniable, but are we raising our children to think they are so wonderful that they require excessive attention, affirmation, admiration, and adulation? Can we all be that great? Do we get so wrapped up in ourselves that we ignore others? Are we developing into a nation of narcissists?

ARE YOU A NARCISSIST?

Narcissists love themselves to the exclusion of others. Narcissistic Personality Disorder gets its name from the ancient Greek story of Narcissus, the handsome young man who caught his reflection in a pond and was so smitten with his own image, he continued to stare until he withered away and died.

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We are taught that self-confidence, pride, and assertiveness are admirable traits. So how do you know – when you’ve crossed the line? Psychological experts believe you have Narcissistic Personality Disorder if you answer yes to at least five of the following questions:

  • Question of

    Do you exaggerate your accomplishments and tal-ents and feel that everything you do is important?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you only associate with other distinguished people and institutions?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you frequently fantasize about having power, prestige, brilliance, beauty, or the “perfect” romance?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you require excessive and ongoing admiration from others?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you feel you deserve special treatment and feel others should comply with your expectations?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you exploit others if it will benefit you?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Are you apathetic about the feelings or concerns of others?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Are you envious of other people’s accomplishments and material belongings?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do others describe you as condescending and arrogant?

    • Yes
    • No

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