Self-confidence is an important part of a happy, healthy life.
But sometimes a person's ego can get carried away, causing them to have an overly inflated view of themselves and a lack of empathy for others.
This personality disorder is known as narcissism, and it can go beyond simply posting too many selfies on social media or dismissing others' feelings. Because humans are such social creatures, narcissism can have a strong, negative effect on personal and professional relationships.
According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the manual used by American psychiatrists, a person with narcissism chronically exhibits "significant impairments in self (identity or self-direction) and interpersonal (empathy or intimacy) functioning" that isn't related to age, drug use, or head trauma.
The good news is that it's possible to overcome narcissism through therapy. Typically, the therapist will help the person work through the underlying issues that cause the condition, help them develop a more realistic self-image, and teach them techniques for handling failure or criticism in a healthy way.
Think you might be a narcissist? Check out the latest video from AsapTHOUGHT and find out if these traits apply to you:
Want to take the quiz and find out if you're a narcissist? Check it out here.
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