Among the standard and officially listed adverse affective behavior symptoms of “Narcissistic Personality Disorder” are the following:
a. Displays arrogance, conceit, scorn.
Extraordinary self-appreciation not simply makes someone arrogant and conceited but also makes him or her automatically look down on others with disrespect and disdain. When somebody is not only arrogant, conceited, and scornful of others as inferior beings, this is because of a strong self-appreciation and consequent self-esteem.
b. Exhibits grandiosity, superiority, pomposity
Superiority complex brings about the perception of being great above all others, of being extra-gifted in talent and ability, all of which make the person conceited and arrogant. This personal liability in effect makes any praise, appreciation and/or admiration never enough such that more thereof are continuously sought after by the individual concerned.
c. Requires respect, admiration, praise
Such is but logical demands and expectations of the mental and affective framework of someone who is much in love with himself or herself. Someone who feels so gifted and special, so talented and able, demands the esteem and applause of others as a matter of course. Without such adulation, the said someone feels offended, harbors anger towards all those concerned.
d. Speaks or acts with fantasy about self, about achievement, success.
To talk with gusto and flair about oneself, to speak about his or her imaginary accomplishments, to gesticulate with ardor and flair, these behavioral traits are proper of those belabored by the personal liability. The problem is that others are alienated by such ridiculous talks and gestures that they deliberately avoid the person concerned to the latter’s resentment.
e. Behaves as someone special, unique, extraordinary.
These behavioral features are understandable – considering the above-mentioned symptoms of the personal malady. To feel and act as an ordinary individual with ordinary ability productive of ordinary deeds – all these are the exact opposite for someone afflicted with the liability that precisely makes the same think, feel and act otherwise.
f. Manifest selfishness, envy, exploitative posture
When someone is selfish and envious by constitutional disposition, the same becomes exploitative as a matter of fact. Using others for one’s own image and social standing – these are marked signs of the personal disturbance.
g. Shows superiority complex, assumes entitlement
The display and claim of one’s unconditional ascendancy and pursuant mandatory recognition on the part of everybody else, come about as a natural consequence of some kind of an incarnate egoism. This is about a nobody thinking and demanding to be looked up to as somebody – something that is not only objectively illogical but also unreal.