Narcissistic Personality Disorder

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Narcissistic Personality Disorder Jugyeong Kim The Narcissists have a tendency to be overly absorbed about their own adequacy, power, appearance, vanity and so on. In the case study of Nick who is a 25-year-old African American single man, he has been emotionally unstable; he even attempted suicide during his teenage. Apparently, there is no reason that Nick should be depressed. Actually, he is such a tall, good- looking guy and usually dresses neatly, which means that he cares about how other people might think of him. But the problem is that he is obsessed with being an actor. He always bring photos of celebrities with him and takes a picture of himself, posing and wearing like a particular actor. Furthermore, he imitates famous actor’s voice and describes how he and the actor’s past are similar, which shows that he already lost his identity. Even though he had rejected by the actor’s agent, he kept showing up at events related to the actor. As his absurd desire getting seriously,
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Unformatted text preview: his parents and peers also reject him. But Nick doesn’t give up his “dream.” Later on, he has dropped his family name and changed it. Also, he doesn’t have any love life, because he believes that people are “superficial.” Nick’s symptoms certainly show that he has an abnormal disorder. His teenage story, relationships with parents and peers, and absence of love life convey that Nick’s disorder causes not only other people get stressed out and leave but also himself be emotionally unstable. Statistically speaking, there’s few people who are willing to abandon their family and beloved ones around them to be an actor even though there’s nearly no possibility to attain the dream. So Nick is out of normal deviance. In Multiaxial DSM-IV system, Nick’s Narcissistic personality disorder is categorized in Axis II; his personality disorder has been lasted throughout his life....
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  • Spring '11
  • Narcissism, Nick, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Antisocial personality disorder, Narcissistic personality disorder, 25-year

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