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- Narcissism is an inflated, grandiose self-image. To varying degrees, narcissists feel that they are more important than other people.
- “Grandiose” narcissism is a personality trait, characterized by extroversion, dominance and attention-seeking.
- “Vulnerable” narcissists are often quiet and easily threatened, with a strong sense of entitlement.
- Narcissism is derived from both nature and nurture. While it has a strong genetic component, parenting styles play a key role as well.
- Narcissistic personality disorder is narcissism taken to the extreme, and it affects 1- 2% of adult Americans. Traits include a grandiose view of oneself, problems with empathy, a sense of entitlement, and a need for admiration or attention.
I don’t care what you think unless it is about me. –Kurt Cobain