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NARCISSISM- You’re So Vain, You Probably Think This Song Is About You


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As Narcissus went to drink water from a pool, he spied his own reflection and immediately fell in love with it. He never again left the pool, gazing into the eyes of his beloved and raging with frustration. He would beg his reflection to come out of the water to join him, always in vain. Like Echo, his love caused him to waste away until he too died.

The word ‘narcissism’ is derived from the story of Narcissus in Greek Mythology. You can read more about the myth of Echo and Narcissus here.


Diagnostic criteria for 301.81 Narcissistic Personality Disorder

A pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following: 

(1) has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements) 

(2) is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love 

(3) believes that he or she is “special” and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions) 

(4) requires excessive admiration 

(5) has a sense of entitlement, i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations 

(6) is interpersonally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends 

(7) lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others 

(8) is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her 

(9) shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes


Folie à deux- We All Joke About Having Crazy Friends…


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DSM-IV-TR Diagnostic Criteria for 297.3 Shared Psychotic Disorder:

  1. A delusion develops in an individual in the context of a close relationship with another person or persons, who have an already established delusion.
  2. The delusion is similar in content to that of the person who already has an established delusion.
  3. The disturbance is not better accounted for by another psychotic disorder (eg, schizophrenia) or a mood disorder with psychotic features and is not due to the direct physiological effects of a substance (eg, drug abuse, medication) or a general medical condition.

You can read more about it here.

Schizoid and Spaghetti


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So I was absentmindedly drawing a dinner of spaghetti for one in class and it evolved into a story line. So it’s a man with SPD who lives alone in a mansion eating spaghetti in his giant dining room. Then his house burns down.