Personality disorder is a broad term that is used to refer to a type of mental illness where the way that you comprehend situations, relate to others and the ways in which you think are dysfunctional. As you might imagine, there are many different, specific kinds of personality disorders.
A personality disorder involves a rigid and potentially self-denigrating or self-destructive way of behaving and thinking regardless of what the situation is. This results in hampering your ability to carry out routine functions at school, social situations or work. Or, it brings about distress in your life.
You may or may not be conscious of the fact that you have a personality disorder. This is because the way that you think and act may seem natural to you. You may think that others are to blame for your circumstances.
Nearly 15% of adults in the United States have some kind of personality disorder. This means that over 30 million Americans have some type of personality disorder.
Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is one of the kinds of personality disorder. Narcissistic personality disorder is defined as a pervasive pattern of grandiosity, lack of empathy and a need for admiration. This disorder involves a puffed up sense of self-importance and extreme preoccupation with yourself. Narcissistic personality disorder is being preoccupied with issues that relate to your personal power, prestige and adequacy.
Several different signs and symptoms can be an indication of narcissistic personality disorder. Some of these are:
- Being jealous of others
- Appearing to be unemotional or tough-minded
- Believing that you are better than others
- Having difficulty maintaining healthy relationships
- Believing that others are jealous of you
- Being easily rejected and hurt
- Expecting constant admiration and praise
- Having a fragile self-esteem
- Taking advantage of others
- Setting unrealistic goals
- Believing that you are special and acting in that way
- Expressing disdain for others that you believe are inferior to you
- Fantasizing about success, attractiveness and power
- Taking advantage of others
- Exaggerating your talents or accomplishments
- A failure to recognize the feelings and emotions of other people.
You or a loved one may have narcissistic personality disorder. This disorder and/or complications resulting from or other conditions along with it may be the reason for you or your loved one’s disability.
Have you or your loved one sought assistance from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits because of the disability caused by narcissistic personality disorder and/or complications resulting from or other conditions along with it? Were you or your loved one denied?
If you choose to appeal the denial by the Social Security Administration, remember this. People who are represented by a disability lawyer like the one you will find at Social Security Home are approved more often than people who do not have an attorney.