Chapter 10 pg 352-372

Chapter 10 pg 352-372 - R eview C hapter 10 Personality...

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Review Chapter 10 Personality Disorders pg. 352-372 Joanna Greenberg Narcissistic Personality Disorder Traits of those with narcissistic personality disorder: - Exaggerated sense of self –importance, sense of entitlement and a preoccupation with being admired - Lack of empathy for others’ feelings - Grandiosity (most widely used diagnostic criterion for diagnosing) is a strong tendency to overestimate one’s abilities and accomplishments while underestimating the abilities and accomplishments of others - Often think they can be understood and associated only with high status people Underneath the grandiosity: - Researchers believe that they have a fragile and unstable sense of self esteem underneath the surface - Heinz Kohut (psychoanalytic) o Children go through a primitive phase of grandiosity during which they think all events and needs revolve around them. Parents must do some mirroring of the child’s grandiosity to help child develop normal levels of self confidence and self- worth o If parents are neglectful, devaluing and un-empathetic the child will be searching for affirmation and develop narcissistic qualities. - Theodore Millon (social learning) o Narcissism develops from unrealistic parental overvaluation (parents pampering and indulging children deserve prominence) - Both theories from different traditions with such opposite conclusions illustrates the lack of empirical knowledge regarding this disorder Consequences: 1
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- Often individual’s narcissistic behavior causes more distress in people whom he/she has relationships with over than their self - Unwilling or unable to take the perspective of others o Low agreeableness o Low altruism o High levels of fantasy o High levels of hostility - More frequently observed in men but is a rare personality disorder (1% of population) Antisocial Personality Disorder (more to come later in notes) Traits of those with ASPD: - Disregard for rights of others through deceit and aggressiveness without remorse (no loyalty to anyone) - Impulsive and irritable, showing a pattern of irresponsible behavior - Before age 15, though, person must have had symptoms of conduct disorder (aggressive and destructive patterns) Borderline Personality Disorder Traits of those with BPD: - Impulsive and unstable in terms of relationships, self image and mood - High levels of affective instability (intense emotional responses and delayed recovery a baseline emotional state) - Drastic and rapid shifts from one emotion to another - Highly unstable self image (impoverished/fragmented) which lead to unstable interpersonal relationships - Desperately avoid real or imagined abandonment due to fear of abandonment Consequences - Impulsivity o Rapid responding to environmental triggers without thinking or caring about long term consequences - Self destructive behaviors (gambling, reckless driving) - Suicide attempts and complete suicide 2
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- Self mutilation (cutting) o
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2011 for the course PSYCH 270 taught by Professor Chang during the Fall '07 term at University of Michigan.

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Chapter 10 pg 352-372 - R eview C hapter 10 Personality...

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