What Is Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

Hey There!

Another Sunday, another great chat,

I dove into the topic of narcissism after my husband bought me the book "Will I Ever Be Good Enough: Healing Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers" It hit me really close to home. But then I had to sit back and reconsider where I got my idea of Narcissism from. Was it more about what my mother used to say to me whenever I asked her for any basic need? Was it truly because I can't stop thinking about myself? It was time to dive into the topic and do some research.

Narcissism Personality Disorder (NPD) is a perfect example of a mental illness that comes with a lot of preconceived notions; with the word narcissism is used so broadly that has really just taken on the meaning of anything a person does that can be considered selfish. And of course, as always, it's way more nuanced as that. Check out the whole chat I had live on twitch about the topic and then let me know what you think in the comments.

See You Again Soon,




Medline Plus-Personality disorders-American Psychiatric Association

Mayo Clinic Article on Narcissism

A masked negative self-esteem? Implicit and explicit self-esteem in patients with Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Marissen, Marlies A.E. et al.
Psychiatry Research , Volume 242 , 28 - 33

Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Diagnostic and Clinical Challenges
Eve Caligor, M.D., Kenneth N. Levy, Ph.D., Frank E. Yeomans, M.D., Ph.D.
Published online: April 30, 2015  |  https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ajp.2014.14060723

Clinician Ratings of Vulnerable and Grandiose Narcissistic Features: Implications for an Expanded Narcissistic Personality Disorder Diagnosis.
Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, Dec 07, 2017
Stanton, K., & Zimmerman, M. (2017, December 7)

Three cases of narcissistic personality disorder through the lens of the DSM-5 alternative model for personality disorders
Pincus, A. L., Dowgwillo, E. A., & Greenberg, L. S. (2016). Practice Innovations, 1(3), 164-177.

DSMV Excerpt for Narcissism

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