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What are the symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder?

People with narcissistic personality disorder have the following characteristics:
  • react to criticism with feelings or rage, shame or humiliation
  • take advantage of others to achieve own goals
  • have a grandiose sense of self-importance
  • hold a belief that his/her problems are unique and can only be understood by other special people
  • have a preoccupation with fantasies of unlimited success, power, beauty, intelligence, or ideal love
  • require constant attention and admiration
  • be unable to recognize and experience how others feel
  • be preoccupied with feelings of envy

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