Narcissistic Personality Disorder No Longer in D.S.M. – NYTimes.com

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Narcissistic personality disorder, characterized by an inflated sense of self-importance and the need for constant attention, has been eliminated from the upcoming manual of mental disorders, which psychiatrists use to diagnose mental illness.

via Narcissistic Personality Disorder No Longer in D.S.M. – NYTimes.com.

So. blogging is normal then?  Kinda takes the fun out of it…


Comments

  1. J. DeLaughter says:

    I guess we have (d)evolved to the state where narcissism is considered the norm. It is all about what “you” can do for “me,” and less about what I can do for myself. I see it everyday in the ED and I’m sure you do as well.

  2. Once they figured put that the most successful personality type for a CEO is borderline sociopathic, something had to change, right?

  3. I think it was just that politicians didn’t like seeing themselves described in pathologic terms.

  4. @murmur55 says:

    I guess that means that all of the doctors that I know are no longer mentally ill…except for the Borderlines, of course.

  5. Right on, Shadowfax! In fact, I think the Narcissist in Chief probably issued an executive order to remove it.