Mental Health

There’s Much More To Narcissistic Personality Disorder Than Just Self Promotion

Selfie Photo Fanatic; Set Of Self Centered Traits Go Beyond Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Do you know someone who uploads self-promoting selfies and hyper focus on their status and outward appearance? You may know a narcissist. They believe they’re smarter, better looking, and more important than others, which is why they deserve preferential treatment. Their unique set of traits set the stage for a potential psychological disorder. There are two types of narcissism—grandiose and vulnerable. Grandiose is more readily recognizable, as the person is extroverted, dominant, and attention seeking. Not everyone who seek power are narcissists, only those who seek to attain it for the status and attention that accompany it. Vulnerable narcissists on the other hand, are quiet, reserved, and feel entitled.Narcissistic personality disorder is categorized as a mental illness that causes people to excessively preoccupy themselves with their own personal adequacy, power, vanity, and prestige, while comparing traits to those around them. Grandiose narcissism can develop from parents overpraising their child’s accomplishments and worth. Vulnerable narcissism is just the opposite and often a result of child abuse, born from creating a self preservation mechanism to protect their feelings from damage.Up to 6.2 percent of adults may have this psychological disorder, which keeps children except because self centeredness is a part of natural development as they fit themselves into the world around them. By working on reflecting true and realistic outcomes, instead of inflated self worth, narcissists can develop a healthier understanding of themselves, in a similar way to how children learn to outgrow their own self centeredness. Watch the TedxEd video to learn more about what makes a narcissist and how to treat one. Youtube

Do you know someone who uploads self-promoting selfies and is hyperfocused on her status and outward appearance? You may know a narcissist. They believe they’re smarter, better looking, and more important than others, which is why they deserve preferential treatment. This unique combination of traits sets the stage for a potential psychological disorder. 

There are two types of narcissism — grandiose and vulnerable. Grandiose is more readily recognizable as the person is extroverted, dominant, and attention seeking. Vulnerable narcissists, on the other hand, are quiet, reserved, and feel entitled. A new video from TedEd explains the differences between types of narcissism, and the psychological treatments available that may help. 

Narcissistic personality disorder is categorized as a mental illness that causes people to excessively preoccupy themselves with their own personal adequacy, power, vanity, and prestige, while comparing traits to those around them. Grandiose narcissism can develop from parents overpraising their child’s accomplishments and worth. Vulnerable narcissism is just the opposite; it's born from a self-preservation mechanism that's used to protect hurt feelings from damage, and is often the result of child abuse

Up to 6.2 percent of adults may have this psychological disorder, Children are exempt from the diagnosis because being self-centered is a part of natural childhood development as they learn how to fit into the world around them. By working on reflecting true and realistic outcomes, instead of inflated self worth, narcissists can develop a healthier understanding of themselves just as children learn to outgrow their own self- centeredness. 

Watch the TedEd video to learn more. 

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