What are the pathologic personality traits in patients with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD)?

Updated: May 16, 2018
  • Author: Sheenie Ambardar, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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In addition, NPD is characterized by the presence of both of the following pathologic personality traits [2] :

  • Grandiosity (an aspect of antagonism) - Feelings of entitlement, either overt or covert; self-centeredness; firm attachment to the belief that one is better than others; condescension toward others

  • Attention seeking (an aspect of antagonism) - Excessive attempts to attract and be the focus of the attention of others; admiration seeking


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