Tuesday, February 06, 2007
What is Egomania?
If you associate yourself with 5 or more of these qualities listed below, you are in line with 6 million others on earth to be diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)
1.A grandiose sense of self-importance – Egomaniacs exaggerate their achievements and talents, and want other people to recognise them as superior.
2.Preoccupation with success and power – They're obsessed with fantasies involving their own brilliance or beauty.
3.Arrogance – Their behaviour is haughty, their attitude conceited and they show rage when frustrated, contradicted, or confronted.
4.Need for excessive admiration – Egomaniacs need attention, they want to be adored or, failing that, feared.
5.A sense of entitlement – They have unreasonable expectations and believe they deserve favourable treatment.
6.Exploitative – Happy to take advantage of others, they use people to get what they want.
7.Lack of empathy – Egomaniacs can't or won't acknowledge other people's feelings.
8.A belief of being unique – They believe that they're special and can only be understood by and associate with people of high status.
9.Feel envy towards others – And believe others feel envious of them.
It's thought there are around six million people across the world with NPD. There could be many more, but it's difficult to diagnose. Most people affected won't present their symptoms to the doctor; they simply don't believe there's anything wrong with them, rather that other people are the cause of any problems.
If you posess all 9, then you might want to seek help, as you might become a danger to others. But if you possess even 5 or more, seek professional help so your behaviour can be closely monitored.