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Self-Assessment on Psychopathy / Narcissistic Personality Disorder

This self checks for traits of the following personality disorders:

Psychopathy / Antisocial Personality Disorder
Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Histrionic Personality Disorder
To achieve as accurate results as possible, this self-assessment combines screening methods based on the Hare Psychopathy Checklist (used in contemporary research and clinical practice to assess psychopathy) and clinical markers for narcissistic personalities and histrionic personality disorder according to the diagnostic manuals DSM-IV and ICD-10. The test thus has a relatively high potential to achieve reliable results even when done over the Internet – however, it has to be mentioned that particularly for the personality disorders tested, the quality of the result might be lower if the person doesn’t answer honestly or is delusional, both parameters that are actually potential traits of a psychopathic or antisocial personality. — Quelle:

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Malignant narcissists and psychopaths are dangerous

Malignant narcissists and psychopaths are dangerous. They are predators. They are deceitful. It is to our advantage to know that they exist among us. We need to learn more about narcissists and psychopaths, so that we stop suffering at their hands. We need to be able to identify these individuals so that our workplaces can be happy fulfilling places and vulnerable populations such as those with special needs do not suffer at their hands.

Sometimes a person without empathy is called a psychopath, sociopath, or narcissist. A psychopath and a sociopath are basically the same thing. All psychopaths are narcissists, but not all narcissists are psychopaths.

A sociopath/psychopath is a person who is suffering from antisocial personality disorder. They lack the moral responsibility towards the society. A narcissist is a person who is overly self-involved and usually vain and selfish, as well. Both of these extreme personalities lack empathy. Continue reading “Malignant narcissists and psychopaths are dangerous”

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Malignant narcissism

Malignant narcissism is a psychological syndrome comprising an extreme mix of narcissism, antisocial personality disorder, aggression, and sadism.[1] Often grandiose, and always ready to raise hostility levels, the malignant narcissist undermines organizations in which they are involved, and dehumanizes the people with whom they associate.[2]

Malignant narcissism is a hypothetical, experimental diagnostic category. Narcissistic personality disorder is found in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR), while malignant narcissism is not. As a hypothetical syndrome, malignant narcissism could include aspects of narcissistic personality disorder as well as paranoia. The importance of malignant narcissism and of projection as a defense mechanism has been confirmed in paranoia, as well as “the patient’s vulnerability to malignant narcissistic regression”.[3] Continue reading “Malignant narcissism”

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The Narcissism Test — What’s Your Score?

The problem is that many narcissists, particularly the more introverted ones, who pride themselves not on looks, but on being sensitive and misunderstood, couldn’t give a fig about fame or money. You might not even realize you’ve met one. And people end up falling unhappily in love with quieter narcissists, confused by their fate, because their distress stems from a brand of unhealthy narcissism they never knew existed. To date, in fact, there are three kinds of narcissism, which I describe in Rethinking Narcissism: The Bad — And Surprising Good — About Feeling Special. We may start finding more.

Then there’s the problem of that pesky qualifier, unhealthy. Continue reading “The Narcissism Test — What’s Your Score?”

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How Do Psychologists Determine Personality Trait Levels?

The absence of any clear boundary separating introverts from extraverts is why most personality psychologists use the language of personality traits rather than personality types. Let’s say a person scored 92 on this Extraversion trait scale. A 92 is clearly above the average score of 82, but is it high enough to type the person as an extravert? Most personality psychologists will not even try to answer this question. Instead, they will use some sort of statistical language to describe how high this extraversion trait score is. One such statistical term is a percentile score. A percentile score indicates the percentage of persons who score lower than the score on the test. If you count how many people in this sample of almost 620,000 scored lower than a 92, you would find that number to be 75 percent. So for this Extraversion scale and this group of persons, a 92 represents a percentile score of 75. (That result might be different if you were being compared only to males or females in the group, and/or to people of roughly the same age.) Continue reading “How Do Psychologists Determine Personality Trait Levels?”

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Malignant Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Definition & Traits

Definition of MNPD

If we are to gain a better understanding of malignant narcissistic personality disorder, we must first have a basic understanding of its more common predecessor, narcissistic personality disorder. If someone truly has narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), he or she, most often he, feels superior to others, exhibits attention-seeking behavior, and usually acts in a very callous manner. This disorder, as well as its malignant form, typically presents by early adulthood. Behaviors specific to these disorders occur across all areas of life and can cause social or occupational problems.

Individuals with malignant narcissistic personality disorder (MNPD) will also demonstrate feelings of grandiosity, or exaggerated feelings of superiority; paranoia, or the belief that people are out to get him or her; and sadism, or the need to hurt and humiliate others. So, as you can see, MNPD includes all of the symptoms of NPD, but in more extreme forms. Continue reading “Malignant Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Definition & Traits”

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Malignant Narcissism vs. Narcissism vs. Narcissistic Personality Disorder | Psychologia

Source: Malignant Narcissism vs. Narcissism vs. Narcissistic Personality Disorder | Psychologia

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Malignant Narcissism – When Narcissistic & Antisocial Personality Disorders Collide

Narcissistic personality disorder is often equated with the selfie-loving, shallow, boaster that wears on your patience. However, there is significantly more to the condition. Their behavior and mood are often dependent and driven by feedback from their environment; they typically need the message from others to be a positive one. The impression they wish to make and the intense guarding of their fragile self esteem is a strong determinant of their actions and thoughts.

Some narcissists can become stricken with anger, anxiety, depression, shame and so forth if the information they receive does not match their inflated, protected, inner self. From a neuropsychological standpoint, narcissistic personality disorder reflects problems with self and emotion regulation. Continue reading “Malignant Narcissism – When Narcissistic & Antisocial Personality Disorders Collide”

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Parental Alienation – A Warning for Mothers

  • Do you insist on there being no mention of your ex’s name around you?
  • Do you tell your child, ‘if your dad loved you, he wouldn’t do this and this and this’?
  • Do you openly belittle your ex’s lifestyle and interests?
  • Has your child over-heard you badmouthing your ex to your friends and family?
  • Are you limiting contact between your child and your ex?
  • Do you want your child to reject their other parent?
  • Do you question your child over your ex’s new life?
  • Do you tell your child everything about your relationship with their other parent?
  • Do you refuse to speak to your child about their other parent?

If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any of those questions then you could be accused of parental alienation in court.

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