A Twitter Thread on Narcissistic Personality Disorder

A Twitter Thread on Narcissistic Personality Disorder

I often hear people talk about Narcissism. The general perception of Narcissism is negative, & people identified with this psychological trait are denied respect. (10/10)

A Twitter Thread on Narcissistic Personality Disorder

In Greek Mythology, Narcissus is the son of the river god Cephissus and the nymph Liriope. Given his good looks, Echo, a nymph, falls in love with Narcissus but is rejected. This got Nemesis to curse him. (9/10)

The goddess of revenge, Nemesis, cursed Narcissus to fall in love with his reflection in a small body of water, resulting in thirst, hunger, and eventual death. But on his death, he became the Narcissus flower. (8/10)

So, talking about Narcissism, we can now see the earliest behavior identified as Narcissistic; people like Narcissus are so into them that they forget the world around them. Mythology depicted Narcissism as extreme. (7/10)

In modern Psychology & Psychiatry, there’s a mental health class on Narcissistic Personality Disorder wherein the patient has an inflated sense of self-importance, a deep need for attention and admiration, troubled relationships, and a lack of empathy. (6/10)

All the traits defining Narcissistic Personality Disorder can be challenged in any person denying those traits or accused of having these traits as these traits are comparative and influenced by genetics, society, and professions. (5/10)

Narcissism or Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) has levels and is not devoid of shame, remorse, and devoid of guilt. Robert Green explains the categories of NPD. (4/10)

So, Narcissistic people are dangerous? No, if you understand Psychopathy or Sociopathy. Truth be told, you are not in conflict with people with Narcissism; you have a problem with psychopaths and sociopaths. (3/10)

A Twitter Thread on Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Going by popular understanding of Narcissistic people, if they are self-grandiose, they are self-absorbed; they have no time for you. But when you identify someone as Narcissistic, ensure that they are not Sociopaths or Psychopaths. (2/10)

A Twitter Thread on Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Takeaway: If Narcissistic people are self-grandiose & self-absorbed, they have no time for you. So, when you identify someone having Narcissistic Personality Disorder, ensure you are not talking about Sociopaths or Psychopaths. (1/10)

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