PERSONALITY DISORDERS IN THE ELDERLY. OR………..”WORKING IN A SALT MINE IN SIBERIA HAS TO BE EASIER THAN THIS”, OR ……..“HOW DOES ONE BECOME A MONK IN THE HIMALAYAS”. WHAT IS “PERSONALITY”?.
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OR………..”WORKING IN A SALT MINE IN SIBERIA HAS TO BE EASIER THAN THIS”, OR ……..“HOW DOES ONE BECOME A MONK IN THE HIMALAYAS”
AN ENDURING PATTERN OF INNER EXPERIENCE AND BEHAVIOR THAT DEVIATES MARKEDLY FROM THE EXPECTATIONS OF THE INDIVIDUALS CULTURE. THIS PATTERN IS MANIFESTED IN TWO OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
PARANOID DISORDER CATEGORIES OR CLUSTERS (PERVASIVE DISTRUST AND SUSPICIOUSNESS OF OTHERS SUCH THAT THEIR MOTIVES ARE INTERPRETED AS MALEVOLENT, BEGINNING BY EARLY ADULTHOOD )
Preoccupied with fantasies of power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love
Believes he/she special and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with high-status people
Requires excessive admiration
Interpersonally exploitative, i.e. takes advantage of others to achieve his/her own ends
Lacks empathy is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others
Is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him/her
Shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes
Sense of entitlement
DSM-IVNarcissistic Personality Disorder