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    with narcissistic personality disorder show an exaggerated sense of self-importance, preoccupied with being admired, and have a lack of empathy for the feelings others. There are subtypes of narcissism: grandiose and vulnerable narcissism. The ones that are most associated with aggression is grandiose narcissism. These individuals not only show aggression, but they also present themselves with grandiosity and dominance. With these traits, it is reflected that narcissists have a high tendency to…

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    playing the role of ‘mother.’ Since his creation is enormously large and attention-seeking, it is easy to conclude that Victor’s motives included seeking attention for his product of science. “Moreover, Victor demonstrates the paradoxical nature of narcissism, where self-love exists with self-hate, and fragile self-esteem results in a sense of entitlement, the expectation of receiving special favors from others without assuming reciprocal responsibilities” (Berman 2). Victor’s narcissistic…

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    Effects of Societal Shifts on Human Empathy History has shown that mankind has the natural tendency to evolve. Humans have the unrelenting desire to aspire for better things; for example, people have evolved from hunting and gathering to agriculture, the age of discovery to the age of enlightenment, and the industrial revolution to the multimedia age. Regardless of all the changes that humans have made, there is one thing that always remains the same: the interactions between one person and…

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    As Dorian is introduced to this “new Hedonism,” he begins to become interested in living simply for his own worldly pleasure. Reflecting the destruction of Gray based on his newfound immorality and narcissism, Wilde uses the portrait of Gray painted by Basil as a symbol for the damage that his narcissism causes. As Dorian Gray grows more and more self-centered and apathetic towards anyone but himself, his portrait receives the physical, superficial effects of such behavior. This is first seen in…

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    and the grownup evolve into in a never-ending and ineffective pursuit of the empty individual who will satisfy their frustrated sensitive requests. (Barlow & Durand, 2015). Christopher Lasch (1978) penned in his widespread book, “The Culture of Narcissism” that this personality disorder is growing in occurrence in the western world as a significant societal transformation, which includes a larger stress on self-indulgence, individuality, ambitiousness, and achievement (Barlow & Durand, 2015).…

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    The Myth of Narcissus, in it’s various forms, presents subjective insight and vivid illustrations of narcissism. Narcissistic personality disorder, a term taken from the myth, characterizes a self-loving youth, with a grandiose disposition, who found himself so attractive that he fell in love with his own reflection. The interpersonal relationships of Narcissus…

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    handbook of narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder: Theoretical approaches, empirical findings, and treatments. Hoboken, NJ: John Whiley & Sons. Friedrich, S. L. (2012). Denial. In K. Key (Ed.), The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health (3rd ed., Vol. 1, pp. 438-440). Detroit: Gale. Retrieved from http://go.galegroup.com.mec.ezproxy.cuny.edu:2048/ps/i.do?p=GVRL&sw=w&u=cuny_medgarevers&v=2.1&it=r&id=GALE%7CCX4013200133&asid=48a71254063798dc4015ac8869b67c8c Lowen, Alexander (1983).…

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    their torrid affair. This lack of social standing for the unknown speaker and the Duke’s obsession with his give each a sense of arrogance that can be interpreted as a symptom of narcissism. Narcissistic personality disorder, or “a…

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    Dark Triad Analysis

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    The “Dark Triad” within psychology is comprised of the psychological constructs of Machiavellianism, narcissism and psychopathy (Paulhus, & Williams, 2002). As the use of the term ‘dark’ implies, these constructs are more often than not seen as undesirable traits, with the characteristics of people possessing them being viewed as malevolent and selfish (Jonason, & Webster, 2010; Jonason, Webster, Scmitt, Li, & Crysel, 2012; Mededovic, & Petrovic, 2015; Paulhus, & Williams, 2002). Although not…

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    Many people have come to believe that Charles Schmid was only slightly narcissistic and egotistical, but not to the point of malignant narcissism. However, this is not the right way to think when it comes to Charles Schmid. Malignant narcissists, unlike normal narcissists, are destructive in nature, and are not afraid to inflict brutality towards others. They also have criminal tendencies. Charles Schmid was destructive in the sense that he murdered three people just for the sake of wanting to…

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