Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), is rare. (One could say it’s an exclusive club.) Fewer than 200,000 US cases are diagnosed each year, and only 6% of the population falls into this category. A narcissist is one of a fortunate few, (they think so). NPD is more prevalent in males than females. (No comment.)
A medical evaluation is required (I am not a medical professional), to truly diagnose one of these bigly people. Lab tests or imaging are not required…an inflated ego will not be visible on an MRI.
NPD is a chronic illness, and it can last a lifetime. (SAD!) So, once great again, always great again.
A suffering narcissist (actually it’s everyone else who suffers a narcissist) does not observe social conventions, e.g, abstaining from grabbing females by their genitalia, or demonstrate basic human empathy, e.g., refraining from mocking disabled reporters. A narcissist recruits enablers, e.g., Sean Spicer, Kellyanne Conway, Nunes, and the entire gang.
Narcissists often engage in gaslighting : trying to convince people that their own reality isn’t true, e.g., saying someone wasn’t born in American even though they have more than sufficient proof that they were. He will gaslight, and his followers will gaslight, e.g., Sean Spicer, Kellyanne Conway, Nunes, and the entire gang.
(The “dishonest media” may want to take note.)
Causation is biological and environmental, e.g., born with a platinum spoon up his ass. (Oops, sorry, that was vulgar.)
A person must have five or more of the following traits to gain admittance into this exclusive club:
- a grandiose sense of self-importance, exaggerating achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements e.g., claiming to have the highest electoral number spread ever.
- preoccupation with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, e.g., the wall.
- believe they’re special and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people e.g., only Vladimir Putin and I can fix America.
- require excessive admiration e.g., did you see those electoral vote results?
- a very strong sense of entitlement, e.g., destroying the planet
- exploitative of others, takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends e.g., travel ban
- lack empathy, unwilling to recognize or identify with the needs of others e.g., healthcare, Medicare,Medicaid, meals on wheels, PP, the arts…
- often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him, e.g., Hillary, Obama
- arrogant, haughty behavior or attitudes e.g., “that makes me smart”.
Still not sure? As a public service, and because quizzes are fun,
I took this Narcissism test on behalf of Bigly POTUS 45.
*This is purely conjecture based on my impressions of POTUS 45.
Narcissistic Personality Quiz, based on the Narcissistic Personality Inventory:
Instructions: Here you’ll find a list of 40 statements, Choose the statement that best matches you (even if it’s not a perfect fit). Answer all questions for the most accurate result.
I am a 70 year old Female / *Male / Other (non-specific gender orientation not acknowledged)
*I have a natural talent for influencing people.
I am not good at influencing people.
*Modesty doesn’t become me.
I am essentially a modest person.
*I would do almost anything on a dare.
I tend to be a fairly cautious person.
When people compliment me I sometimes get embarrassed.
*I know that I am good because everybody keeps telling me so.
The thought of ruling the world frightens the hell out of me.
*If I ruled the world it would be a better place.
*I can usually talk my way out of anything.
I try to accept the consequences of my behavior.
I prefer to blend in with the crowd.
*I like to be the center of attention.
*I will be a success.I am not too concerned about success.
I am no better or worse than most people.
*I think I am a special person.
I am not sure if I would make a good leader.
*I see myself as a good leader.
*I am assertive.
I wish I were more assertive.
*I like to have authority over other people.
I don’t mind following orders.
*I find it easy to manipulate people.
I don’t like it when I find myself manipulating people.
*I insist upon getting the respect that is due me.
I usually get the respect that I deserve.
I don’t particularly like to show off my body.
*I like to show off my body.
*I can read people like a book.
People are sometimes hard to understand.
If I feel competent I am willing to take responsibility for making decisions.
*I like to take responsibility for making decisions.
*I just want to be reasonably happy.
I want to amount to something in the eyes of the world.
My body is nothing special.
*I like to look at my body.
I try not to be a show off.
*I will usually show off if I get the chance.
*I always know what I am doing.
Sometimes I am not sure of what I am doing.
I sometimes depend on people to get things done.
*I rarely depend on anyone else to get things done.
Sometimes I tell good stories.
*Everybody likes to hear my stories.
*I expect a great deal from other people.
I like to do things for other people.
*I will never be satisfied until I get all that I deserve.
I take my satisfactions as they come.
Compliments embarrass me.
*I like to be complimented.
*I have a strong will to power.
Power for its own sake doesn’t interest me.
I don’t care about new fads and fashions.
*I like to start new fads and fashions.
*I like to look at myself in the mirror.
I am not particularly interested in looking at myself in the mirror.
*I really like to be the center of attention.
It makes me uncomfortable to be the center of attention.
*I can live my life in any way I want to.
People can’t always live their lives in terms of what they want.
Being an authority doesn’t mean that much to me.
*People always seem to recognize my authority.
*I would prefer to be a leader.
It makes little difference to me whether I am a leader or not.
*I am going to be a great person.
I hope I am going to be successful.
People sometimes believe what I tell them.
*I can make anybody believe anything I want them to.
*I am a born leader.
Leadership is a quality that takes a long time to develop.
*I wish somebody would someday write my biography.
I don’t like people to pry into my life for any reason.
*I get upset when people don’t notice how I look when I go out in public.
I don’t mind blending into the crowd when I go out in public.
*I am more capable than other people.
There is a lot that I can learn from other people.
I am much like everybody else.
*I am an extraordinary person.
Results — BIGLY NARCISSISTIC!
Authority refers to a person’s leadership skills and power. People who score higher on authority like to be in charge and gain power, often for power’s sake alone. (In this I refer to the reality tv boss in “The Apprentice”) You scored particularly high in authority, suggesting you see yourself as a leader (funny), or as someone who values power.
This trait refers to how self-sufficient a person is, that is, how much you rely on others versus your own abilities to meet your needs in life. (We don’t need NATO allies—only Russia.) You scored particularly high in self-sufficiency, suggesting you are highly self sufficient.
This trait refers to whether a person feels they are more superior than those around them. (“I’m president and you’re not.”) You scored particularly high in superiority, suggesting you feel you are superior to most others.
This trait refers to a person’s need to be the center of attention, (constant rallies) and willingness to ensure they are the center of attention (even at the expense of others’ needs). You score particularly high in exhibitionism, suggesting you have a higher need than most to be the center of attention in any group or gathering.
This trait refers to how willing you are to exploit others in order to meet your own needs or goals. (fallen soldiers wife) You scored particularly high in exploitativeness, suggesting you don’t mind exploiting others in order to meet your own needs or goals.
This trait refers to a person’s vanity, or their belief in one’s own superior abilities and attractiveness compared to others. (I bet you think this post is about you.) You scored particularly high in vanity, suggesting you have a strong belief in your own abilities and attractiveness.
This trait refers to the expectation and amount of entitlement a person has in their lives, that is, unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with one’s expectations. (taxpayer funded golf weekends). People who score higher on this trait generally have a greater expectation of entitlement, while those who score lower expect little from others or life. You scored particularly high on entitlement, suggesting that you may have a higher sense of entitlement than most people.
NPD (narcissistic personality disorder), can’t be cured. So what do we do? According to psychcentral.com, because there is no cure, and it is a lifelong illness, the only thing to do when confronted by a narcissist is to walk away. Because this is who Russia elected we can not “walk away” from POTUS 45. We can only have him removed
*Again, the above is merely conjecture based on my opinions of POTUS 45.