The Bipolar Personality Disorder ( Ptsd ) Essay

1000 Words May 26th, 2016 null Page
It didn’t occur to me until I arrived home and talked to some friends about my train ride home that the person I talked to on the train was suffering from narcissistic personality disorder. Robert walked with a certain air as if he served such a high degree of importance and had succeeded and accomplished very much. He was a young man who would like to focus the attention on himself constantly. As the train was leaving Chicago to Lincoln, I watched the train station in the distance, and noticed Robert sitting two seats away in the lounge car. He was quite the charming guy from first impressions. I remember him initiating conversation with me by asking for the time. As I reported the time to him, I remember him chuckling about not having his watch because it was in the repair shop. He mentioned that it was a very expensive watch that his parents bought him after graduation from Harvard business school. In my three hours of conversing with him, I noticed he demonstrated every single symptom that is listed in the DSM-5 diagnostic manual:
• Having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
• Expecting to be recognized as superior even without achievements that warrant it
• Exaggerating your achievements and talents
• Being preoccupied with fantasies about success, power, brilliance, beauty or the perfect mate
• Believing that you are superior and can only be understood by or associate with equally special people
• Requiring constant admiration
• Having a sense of…

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