Somatic narcissists are obsessed with looks and status

Somatic narcissists are obsessed with looks and status

    Somatic Narcissists are obsessed with appearance. They only care about looks, money, and the perception of status. On a plus note, they are super easy to spot and manipulate psychologically and emotionally by complimenting them constantly and supporting their self-limiting belief that they are the center of the world, entitled consistently to the best. The drawback is, unless you consistently capitulate to their ridiculously selfish demands, there will be hell to pay. No one likes to be around…

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The Neurobiology of Borderline Personality Disorder

The Neurobiology of Borderline Personality Disorder

March 31, 2016 | Special Reports, Borderline Personality, Neuropsychiatry, Personality Disorders By Katherine S. Pier, MD, Lea K. Marin, MD, MPH, Jaime Wilsnack, MA, and Marianne Goodman, MD Clarification of the molecular and biological underpinnings of borderline personality disorder (BPD) is imperative for a more thorough understanding of the disorder, one that anchors our quest for effective treatment. This article provides a brief overview of the neurobiology of BPD. Anatomical structures are reviewed as well as genetic and epigenetic factors…

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Top professional performance through psychopathy

Top professional performance through psychopathy

  The term “psychopath” is not flattering: such people are considered cold, manipulative, do not feel any remorse and seek thrills without any fear – and all that at other’s expense. A study by psychologists at the University of Bonn is now shattering this image. They claim that a certain form of psychopathy can lead to top professional performance, without harming others or the company. The study has initially been published online. The print edition will be published in the…

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Depression and anxiety in patients with and without same-sex attraction: differences in clinical expression, lifestyle factors, and vulnerability indicators

Depression and anxiety in patients with and without same-sex attraction: differences in clinical expression, lifestyle factors, and vulnerability indicators

  UvA-DARE (Digital Academic Repository)   Bos, H.M.W.; Boschloo, L.; Schoevers, R.A.; Sandfort, T.G.M.   Published in: Brain and Behavior   DOI: 10.1002/brb3.363   Citation for published version (APA): Bos, H. M. W., Boschloo, L., Schoevers, R. A., & Sandfort, T. G. M. (2015). Depression and anxiety in patients with and without same-sex attraction: differences in clinical expression, lifestyle factors, and vulnerability indicators. Brain and Behavior, 5(9), [e00363]. DOI: 10.1002/brb3.363   General rights It is not permitted to download or…

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Borderline Personality and Abuse of Non Borderlines

Borderline Personality and Abuse of Non Borderlines

  Borderline Personality and abuse borderline personality disorder (BPD) is highly associated with the verbal abuse, emotional abuse, psychological abuse, physical abuse, and/or domestic violence often suffered by those who are non borderline. The propensity for abusiveness in those with BPD is instigated by the narcissistic injury that is at the heart of the core wound of abandonment Those diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) or those with BPD who may not even know they have it, are more likely…

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What Makes Some People Feel Entitled to Special Treatment? | Psychology Today

What Makes Some People Feel Entitled to Special Treatment? | Psychology Today

F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W.Off the Couch What can we do about entitlement? A client burst into my office for his session. “What is it with people?” he demanded. “I got into a packed elevator, and some woman wanted to come in behind me with her kid in its stroller. She was miffed that no one would hold the door for her so she could ram us all with her overpacked, oversized carriage. And here’s the thing—there’s a sign outside the…

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Revisiting the Psychology of Narcissistic Entitlement | Psychology Today

Revisiting the Psychology of Narcissistic Entitlement | Psychology Today

When we hear about narcissism, the psychological condition in which people become excessively self-centered, it’s almost a given that we expect narcissists to be high on entitlement. In their relationships, work, and general dealings with others, psychologists argue, the narcisstic expect special treatment. Moreover, the narcissistically entitled think that good things will come their way because they are deserving of favorable outcomes. In competitions, they expect to win, and in measures of their ability, we are told, they expect high…

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What hallucination reveals about our minds | Oliver Sacks – YouTube

What hallucination reveals about our minds | Oliver Sacks – YouTube

An interesting TED Talk, which once again is named in such a way as to overpromise. That said, a very interesting talk. I did begin to consider what the psychological effect of hallucination may be on an individual.

Mental Illness or Below Average Functioning? | From Insults To Respect

Mental Illness or Below Average Functioning? | From Insults To Respect

“Good morning, Barbara,” I say, as my first counseling case walks into my office. I notice she looks a little angry. Upon sitting down, she declares, “I’m terribly frustrated. I’ve been depressed now for over two weeks, and I just can’t shake it!” It’s easy for me to empathize because I regularly have bouts of depression. A deep anguish comes over me, and during this period I often begin to think about how I went through my father’s death when…

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Borderline and Antisocial Personality Scores as Mediators Between Attachment and Intimate Partner Violence

Borderline and Antisocial Personality Scores as Mediators Between Attachment and Intimate Partner Violence

  Anne Marie Mauricio, PhD Jenn-Yun Tein, PhD Arizana Prevention Research Center Arizana  State  University Frederick G. Lopez, PhD University of Houston,  TX   Court-mandated male batterers (n = 192) attending an intervention program completed measures examining adult attachment orientations (anxious and avoidant), personality disorders (borderline and antisocial), type of violence (psychological and physical), and social desirability. Structural equation modeling was used to determine whether there were significant relationships between anxious attachment and physical and psychological violence that are mediated…

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