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Goodemoot 1 Narcissistic Personality Disorder and its Psychological Treatment Reagan Goodemoot Professor Chapman Psychology 101 23 April 2019
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Goodemoot 2 When someone hears the terms “personality” and “disorder” put together in the same phrase, there often is a stigma of pettiness and isolation towards those who suffer in their following thoughts. However, personality disorders are more common than the average person may believe, and as of 2011 research done by Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience has shown that in the United States, about 10 percent of the general population lives and is diagnosed with a personality disorder. Although 10 percent seems like a small number, the population of the United States is roughly 327 million, and this equates to 32.7 million people living with a diagnosed personality disorder in this country alone. Among the multiple personality disorders found in the United States, a top recognized one facing the population is Narcissistic Personality Disorder, NPD, which is why I decided to write about it. There are a variety of symptoms to diagnose Narcissistic Personality Disorder, as well as treatments, and psychological viewpoints of this condition. Moreover, Narcissistic Personality Disorder can be defined by The Everything Guide to Narcissistic Personality Disorder by Dr Cynthia L. Goodman as a person struggling with a boosted ego, and an obsessive pursuit of praise and gratification. NPD is often narrowed down to one having excessive selfish behavior and high self-esteem, but that is not completely what this condition involves. Those who are affected by NPD often make themselves appear to have a vain and arrogant morale, but more often than not they are usually struggling on the inside with a lack of confidence and an insecure feeling of low self-worth. These feelings of insecurity make the sufferer feel compelled to gloat their talents and to pump up their importance over others, to make up for the lost feelings that they have inside. The Guide to Narcissistic Personality Disorder states that, “..narcissists are addicted to the need for confirmation of their belief in their
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Goodemoot 3 own superiority” (Goodman 5); Thus meaning that those with NPD are desperate for acceptance and praise to feel better about themselves. The author also states that everyone may have a little
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