The Narcissism of the Far Right

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Narcissism

From the post, The Narcissism of Donald J. Trump

Narcissism has two definitions or uses. One is the vernacular, which is often a synonym for conceit or vanity. The other is psychological and is shorthand for narcissistic personality disorder. We’re going to focus on the personality disorder (NPD) here.

From the DSM 5:NPD is defined as comprising a pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), a constant need for admiration, and a lack of empathy, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by the presence of at least 5 of the following 9 criteria:

  • Having an ego so bloated that you think you are more important than you are
  • Deluding yourself that you are exceptional even if you haven’t ever done anything exceptional except being an exceptional ASShole
  • Lying through your teeth about everything…

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