THE WANDERING TAX PRO
Up-to-the-minute advice, information, resources, and, on occasion, commentary on federal and New Jersey state income taxes, and the various New Jersey property tax rebate programs, and insights and observations on tax policy and professional tax practice, by 45+-year veteran tax professional Robert D Flach.
“Narcissistic personality disorder is a
mental disorder in which people have an
inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration and a lack
of empathy for others. But behind this mask of ultra confidence lies a fragile self-esteem that's vulnerable to
the slightest criticism.
A narcissistic personality disorder
causes problems in many areas of life, such as relationships, work, school or
financial affairs. You may be generally unhappy and disappointed when you're
not given the special favors or admiration you believe you deserve. Others may
not enjoy being around you, and you may find your relationships unfulfilling.
Narcissistic personality disorder is
one of several types of personality disorders. Personality disorders are
conditions in which people have traits that
cause them to feel and behave in socially distressing ways, limiting their
ability to function in relationships and other areas of their life, such as
work or school.
If you have narcissistic personality
disorder, you may come across as
conceited, boastful or pretentious. You often monopolize conversations. You may belittle or look down on people you perceive as inferior. You may feel a sense of entitlement — and when you
don't receive special treatment, you may become impatient or angry. You may insist on having "the best" of everything — for instance,
the best car, athletic club or medical care.
At the same time, you have trouble
handling anything that may be perceived as criticism. You may have secret
feelings of insecurity, shame, vulnerability and humiliation. To feel better,
you may react with rage or contempt and
try to belittle the other person to make yourself appear superior. Or you
may feel depressed and moody because you fall short of perfection.
Many experts use the criteria in the
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), published by the
American Psychiatric Association, to diagnose mental conditions. This manual is
also used by insurance companies to reimburse for treatment.
DSM-5 criteria for narcissistic
personality disorder include these features:
•Having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
•Expecting to be
recognized as superior even without achievements that warrant it
achievements and talents
with fantasies about success, power, brilliance, beauty or the perfect mate
•Believing that you are superior and
can only be understood by or associate with equally special people
•Having a sense of entitlement
•Expecting special favors and
unquestioning compliance with your expectations
•Taking advantage of
others to get what you want
•Having an inability
or unwillingness to recognize the needs and feelings of others
•Being envious of others and believing others envy you
•Behaving in an arrogant or haughty manner
Although some features of
narcissistic personality disorder may seem like having confidence, it's not the
same. Narcissistic personality disorder
crosses the border of healthy confidence into thinking so highly of yourself
that you put yourself on a pedestal and value yourself more than you value
sound like any Presidential candidate you know?Duh!
Dangerous and deplorable Donald
Trump is unfit to be President because of this mental disorder!!!