/** Tools */

29 June 2005

ID Cards & Narcissistic Personality Disorder

The story of the modern-day Narcissus who lived a life of fantasy and has been jailed for life after killing his parents with a claw-hammer when fantasy and reality collided has brought the subject of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) to the fore.

Kerry Daynes, a Manchester-based consultant forensic psychologist explained the characteristics of Narcissistic Personality Disorder sufferers:
"People who have NPD have an over-inflated ego.

They are very grandiose and have a very inflated sense of themselves.

They feel they are very important and are superior to other people.

"...for these people it is out of control - it has gone off the scale."

A fitting description, no less, of just about every single one of this unruly bunch of characters.

No comments: