Understanding Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)

May 27, 2021

A certain amount of narcissism is healthy. A positive self-image, confidence, believing in the value of one's contributions are all healthy forms of narcissism. It is only when a person's level of narcissism becomes dysfunctional that it is considered a disorder.

"Narcissism" is not a diagnosis.


"Narcissist Personality Disorder" (NPD) is a cluster B personality disorder which lies on the spectrum between Borderline Personality Disorder and Antisocial Personality Disorder (aka Sociopathy) and shares many characteristics with these disorders.

Watch this video by Dr. Ramani who explains this distinction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0OHXUb4vqM&t=7s

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