Your personality is your unique way of thinking, understanding, reacting, and relating to people.
A personality disorder Overview of Personality Disorders Your personality is your unique way of thinking, understanding, reacting, and relating to people. Many people might seem to have an unusual personality. But they're considered to have a personality... read more is not just an unusual personality. It's when your personality traits cause significant problems in your life or keep you from relating normally to others.
What is narcissistic personality disorder?
Narcissistic personality disorder is:
A pattern of feeling superior to other people, needing to be admired, and lacking empathy
People with narcissistic personality disorder often:
Think they're more important and special than other people
Exaggerate their own achievements and belittle other people's
Are very sensitive to any failure or criticism, which makes them angry or depressed
Fantasize about being very smart, beautiful, or important
Take advantage of others
Need constant praise and for people to look up to them
Envy others, and often think that others envy them
People with narcissistic personality disorder are more likely to be men. They may also have depression Depression Depression is feeling too sad or sluggish to do your daily tasks or take part in activities you usually enjoy. It’s normal to feel sad after something sad happens, such as a death or loss—depression... read more , anorexia Anorexia Nervosa Anorexia is an eating disorder. People with anorexia limit their food intake even though they continue to lose weight. They are preoccupied with thoughts of food and may deny that they have... read more , drug or alcohol problems Overview of Substance-Related Disorders Medications and other substances, whether used for legitimate medical purposes, as a habit (for example, caffeine), or recreationally, are an integral part of everyday life for many people ... read more , and other personality disorders Overview of Personality Disorders Your personality is your unique way of thinking, understanding, reacting, and relating to people. Many people might seem to have an unusual personality. But they're considered to have a personality... read more .
Lots of people are proud of their accomplishments. And nearly everyone likes to be praised and dislikes criticism. However, these kinds of traits become a disorder when people become angry or upset without constant praise, or when their inability to accept criticism and their need to belittle others causes problems at work or in relationships.
What causes narcissistic personality disorder?
Narcissistic personality disorder is probably caused by both:
Your genes (the genetic information passed to you from your parents)
Your experiences and upbringing, such as the way your parents treated you
How do doctors treat narcissistic personality disorder?
Doctors treat narcissistic personality disorder with: