This film takes an in-depth look at people who are diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder and one of the most common manias: egomania, where self-obsession spirals out of all control.
Narcissistic personality disorder is a personality disorder condition in which an individual is described as being excessively preoccupied with issues of personal adequacy, power, prestige and vanity. This condition affects one percent of the population. First formulated in 1968, it was historically called megalomania, and it is closely linked to egocentrism.
Do you know any narcissistic people? Here are some general symptoms and how to spot one.
Reacts to criticism with anger, shame, or humiliation
May take advantage of others to reach their own goals
Tends to exaggerate their own importance, achievements, and talents
Imagines unrealistic fantasies of success, beauty, power, intelligence, or romance
Requires constant attention and positive reinforcement from others
Easily becomes jealous
Lacks empathy and disregards the feelings of others
Obsessed with oneself
Mainly pursues selfish goals
Trouble keeping healthy relationships
Is easily hurt and rejected
Sets unrealistic goals
Wants “the best” of everything
Appears as tough-minded or unemotional