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personality disorder

[‚pərs·ən′al·əd·ē dis‚ȯrd·ər]
(psychology)
Any of various disorders characterized by abnormal behavior rather than by neurotic, psychotic, or mental disturbances.
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DSM narcissistic personality disorder: Historical reflections and future directions.
Covert narcissism is negatively correlated with self-esteem and these individuals are prone to anxiety, stress and depression.11 Overt narcissism is the actually the obvious of narcissistic personality disorders. The overt narcissistic personality is: egotistical, arrogant and demanding and fail to keep good relationships with those around.12 Narcissism is known to be characterized with lack of forgiveness, as narcissistic individuals exhibit a higher level of interpersonal conflict and aggressive behavior and tend to respond more aggressively to insults in their daily communication.13
Seems to me this is just a description on an A-1 a$$hole but here is one overarching feature: in the narcissistic personality disorder, the healthy level of self-confidence seen in normal people is breached.
Assessment procedures for Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Assessment, 15, 483-492.
Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) has been replaced by measurements of impairment in personality functioning, in the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
Rosen, a noted research psychologist and author of Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way they Learn, brings together a wealth of new research (some of which he's done himself with colleagues) to examine the over-reliance on gadgets and websites that can produce or mimic common psychological maladies like depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, ADHD, narcissistic personality disorder, body dysmorphism, voyeurism and addiction.
Some comments on nomology, diagnostic process, and narcissistic personality disorder in the DSM-5 proposals for personality and personality disorders.
In the Weatherston case, psychiatric experts testified that the defendant displayed Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), and that this explained his actions when confronted with what he perceived as a threat to his self-esteem.
Oldham is a proponent of adding the remaining disorder in this section of the DSM-IV-R, narcissistic personality disorder, to the DSM-5 before its release in 2013.
For example, colleagues of a worker with narcissistic personality disorder may recognize his arrogance and yet (begrudgingly) value his contributions to the organization.