narcissistic personality disorder

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Definition of narcissistic personality disorder 

: a personality disorder characterized especially by an exaggerated sense of self-importance, persistent need for admiration, lack of empathy for others, excessive pride in achievements, and snobbish, disdainful, or patronizing attitudes At its most extreme, snobbery can be a symptom of narcissistic personality disorder, a condition marked by grandiosity, a need for admiration, and a preoccupation with power and prestige. —Adelle Waldman Those with narcissistic personality disorder exaggerate their own importance, aided by success fantasies. —David G. Myers

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1975, in the meaning defined above

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narcissistic personality disorder

noun

Medical Definition of narcissistic personality disorder 

: a personality disorder characterized especially by an exaggerated sense of self-importance, persistent need for admiration, lack of empathy for others, excessive pride in achievements, and snobbish, disdainful, or patronizing attitudes

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