Interesting article. I have to say, I think diagnosing narcissism in women in particular must be harder and harder to do, in the United States, at least.
Lorne Armstrongs Diagnosis Narcissist #4
Therefore, instead of saying you can't diagnose a narcissist because of the aforementioned, you should look out for people who maintain they're truly exceptional, infallible people. These individuals are so unabashedly self-touting to the point where you have to roll your eyes (which they won't notice).
Lorne Armstrongs Diagnosis Narcissist #1
According to the DSM IV-TR, between 2% and 16% of the population in clinical settings (between 0.5-1% of the general population) are diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). Most narcissists (50-75%, according to the DSM-IV-TR) are men.
Lorne Armstrongs Diagnosis Narcissist #3
The DSM specifies nine diagnostic criteria. Five (or more) of these criteria must be met for a diagnosis of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) to be rendered.I am a narcissist. Or, rather, I have been “officially” diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder. I put that in quotes because it is not the first diagnosis I have received; however, I can say that it is by far the most appropriate. Of course, the popular concept of what a narcissist looks like is actually quite different from the reality of a person with NPD. It is true that “pure” narcissists are every bit the arrogant, blindly self confident, self-centered, and manipulative individuals that most people fear. With that said, there are numerous other subtypes for people with NPD that do not fit this mold, many of which are almost completely opposite of what most people expect a narcissist to be. I can only speak for myself, but I hope that understanding how it affects the way I view the world will make others less hostile. - "To what extent do you agree with this statement: 'I am a narcissist.'" Scientists believe that this question could be all researchers need to make a quick and easy diagnosis of narcissism.Similar to accusations of overconfidence, or being self-centered, or arrogance, it seems that diagnosing narcissism is equally latched onto as the default fallback position of those who lack creativity, drive, purpose, or vision, and envy those who do. Idea being, because, theoretically speaking, Such behavior amounts to saying, on the third round of The Dozens. Juvenile, stupid, unprofessional, and ineffective.