The big problem with narcissistic personality order is that, more or less, it sounds like everyone you know. Which tends to make me sceptical...
You must know some pretty awful people. Npd is a seriously enhanced version of most or all of the traits listed. Like it says, not just "confidence" but rather a delusional level of self obsession. You can flunk out of school but still be convinced you're the smartest person in the world. You can never be successful with the opposite sex yet be convinced you're the finest lover alive.It's not one or two elements, it's the whole deal cranking at the same time.
This article doesn't differentiate from the standard narcissist and malignant narcissist, aka the narcissist with antisocial tendencies.Obama is a mild narcissist. He's convinced he's the wisest man in the world. Just incredibly up his own ass despite consistently displaying the results of charm and luck rather than excellence.But he's harmless. He's benevolent. While he believes he knows best and can't tolerate any criticism, he thinks the world would benefit from his great leadership.Trump is a malignant narcissist. He doesn't just believe he's the tops, he thinks everyone he doesn't deem worthy is subhuman. Unworthy of him and his mercy. To be used when amusing or convenient, to be destroyed or ignored when inconvenient.These are the dangerous ones. They believe things like morality and justice don't apply to them. Since the rest of creation are worthless sheep, they can't hold him accountable. Thus, his lies are laughable. He makes no attempt to seem truthful: the sheep don't deserve it. He can do what he wants to whom he wants with zero guilt. It's very close to psychopathy.And he's running the free world.
Yeah yeah yeah... trying to say that this is Trump. One problem... the guy who actually wrote the standards manual has already come out and stated that Trump does not have NPD. So a bunch of amateur psychopat...uh...psychologists are going to argue here and say they know more (after reading the description) than the guy who is a psychiatrist and who wrote the book. Doesn't that file you folks under the title of having NPD?By the way, I know several people who fit the description of NPD and they all function just fine in society and many are quite successful. Plus, many of the most successful people in the world fit this description. The only time it appears to actually BE a problem, is when you apply it to someone you don't like.
You seem to have missed the point of the guy who wrote the definition of NPD. He said that Trump was actually much WORSE, and to say he has NPD is an insult to those who actually do!! Here's his statement."He may be a world-class narcissist, but this doesn’t make him mentally ill, because he does not suffer from the distress and impairment required to diagnose mental disorder." Saying that Trump has NPD “is a stigmatising insult to the mentally ill (who are mostly well behaved and well meaning) to be lumped with Mr. Trump (who is neither).”