The term narcissist has become synonymous with the word “vain.” We imagine narcissists always looking at themselves in the mirror and believing themselves to be beautiful people. It comes from the Greek mythology story of Narcissus who falls in love with himself and rejects the love and advances of Echo.
However, narcissistic personality disorder is much different than pure vanity. To be sure, some narcissists or people with NPD are attractive and like the way they look. The disorder actually runs much deeper than physical beauty, though. Over the course of this report we’ll take a look at:
It’s estimated that one in ten people has a personality disorder and that 35 percent of those people have NPD. That means there’s a very good chance that sometime in your life you’ll know, and maybe love, someone with narcissistic personality disorder. So let’s start at the top and talk about what it is.