December 1, 2010

Narcissism under threat

In the next edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders five personality disorders that are listed in the current edition will be eliminated, including narcissistic personality disorder.

Don't worry: you have until 2013 - when the new edition comes out; and yes, hasn't this taken an eon already? -  to indulge your narcissistic self, after that, sorry, but you're bumped.

Like the rest of us, you'll revert to being a self-absorbed prat with an unappealing personality that can't be passed off as a medical illness.
Of course, the first question that should be asked is: hands up all narcissists who’ve sought a cure for their grandiose sense of self, serious miscalculation of abilities and potential and fantasies of greatness?

Out in the real world, I'm guessing that those who are armed with a narcissistic personality disorder will be nonplussed about being expunged from the DSM.

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