By Mayo Clinic staff
Narcissistic personality disorder is characterized by dramatic, emotional behavior, which is in the same category as antisocial and borderline personality disorders.
Narcissistic personality disorder symptoms may include:
Believing that you're better than others
Fantasizing about power, success and attractiveness
Exaggerating your achievements or talents
Expecting constant praise and admiration
Believing that you're special and acting accordingly
Failing to recognize other people's emotions and feelings
Expecting others to go along with your ideas and plans
Taking advantage of others
Expressing disdain for those you feel are inferior
Being jealous of others
Believing that others are jealous of you
Trouble keeping healthy relationships
Setting unrealistic goals
Being easily hurt and rejected
Having a fragile self-esteem
Appearing as tough-minded or unemotional
Although some features of narcissistic personality disorder may seem like having confidence or strong self-esteem, it's not the same. Narcissistic personality disorder crosses the border of healthy confidence and self-esteem into thinking so highly of yourself that you put yourself on a pedestal. In contrast, people who have healthy confidence and self-esteem don't value themselves more than they value others.
When you have narcissistic personality disorder, you may come across as conceited, boastful or pretentious. You often monopolize conversations. You may belittle or look down on people you perceive as inferior. You may have a sense of entitlement. And when you don't receive the special treatment to which you feel entitled, you may become very impatient or angry. You may insist on having "the best" of everything — the best car, athletic club, medical care or social circles, for instance.
But underneath all this behavior often lies a fragile self-esteem. You have trouble handling anything that may be perceived as criticism. You may have a sense of secret shame and humiliation. And in
Those students reflect poorly on CUNY. Believe me, the administrators were embarrassed by the ignorance displayed by the protesters. Petraeus merely implemented the policies of the civilian leadership and did his job very well. The school is lucky to get him and CUNY knows it.
If a president's pathology reaches the point where he can take no negative feedback and insists he is G-d, then yes, he can be removed from office against his will for medical reasons. Severe narcissism is medical incapacitation because his judgment is impaired.
That is the whole point! New Yorkers, like Detroiters, have lost their minds. Results don't matter to them anymore. They want to live the leftwing childish fantasy and they want to be told it won't cost them anything. Let these overgrown adolescents suffer the consequences. H.L. Mencken was right about people getting the government they deserve, and New Yorkers will deserve exactly what De Blasio delivers to them.
Congress' job is to tell Obama, No, The American people are right and you are wrong!
The White House has tried to keep its chin up in the face of ever-increasing hostility to the Affordable Care Act. On Tuesday, President Barack Obama laughed off the concerns of Americans that have driven approval for the ACA to their lowest levels ever as the start date for the individual mandate approaches on October 1st.
Asked whether “everybody” is wrong to oppose Obamacare in an interview with Telemundo, Obama chuckled and replied, “Yes, they are.” He insisted that the law has delivered “the lowest increase in healthcare costs in 50 years over the last several years,” and that “there is no evidence at all that this is somehow making healthcare more expensive.”
Maybe he should tell that to his partners in the program. Walgreens, one of the nation’s largest retailers, surprised its 160,000 employees by ending employer-provided health insurance. Instead, the company will provide a fixed stipend for use in a private exchange. The Wall Street Journal reports that rapidly-increasing costs from the implementation of Obamacare forced their hand. “Aside from rising health-care costs, the company cited compliance-related expenses associated with the new law as a reason for the switch.”
Walgreens is hardly alone in this change. In its report on the surprise announcement, Bloomberg notes that two other large retailers have shifted employees out of employer-provided plans and into private exchanges. Sears and Darden Restaurants – parent of Olive Garden and Red Lobster, among other chain restaurants – have contracted with Aon Plc to create the private exchanges, and more than a dozen more large employers are expected to join. Other employers have moved retirees off of their health-plan rolls and into similar private exchanges, including IBM and Time Warner, to protect against skyrocketing costs.
Believe it or not, I want De Blasio to be the next mayor of New York City and I want to see every last vestige of Giuliani's programs and reforms to be completely out. I hope De Blasio gets his way in turning NYC into the leftist utopia without any plausible GOP "obstruction" that can be blamed later when the city turns into Detroit. I want NYC to become the anti-Singapore so we can construct "A Tale of Two Cities" in the future so that the world knows which one is a better model for a city state. My money is in Singapore of course with 15% taxes, strong policing, and conservative social mores.
when the homebuilders, like Lennar and KB Home are getting shellacked? What is she, err I mean, IT sucking on? :)
America would be better off if he actually went there and handled the sarin canisters :)
Before that happens, the government would find it easier to invade Canada and take all of their natural resources :)
You mean when politicians are prosecuted for perjury and obstruction of justice instead of the underlying crime? Happens all of the time!
But gun related crimes are at an all time low. Every time the gun control agenda comes up after a sensational media story, you know its the low information and factless pushing it. The response by the pro-gun lobby to the gun control crowd is simple, "better keep your mouth shut and only thought of to be ignorant than open it and remove all doubt! Obama already knows he lost on this and he has moved on. The left needs to give it a rest.
Sign it or face impeachment! They have the goods already on all of the scandals to do it. The real crime is denying people full time jobs. The American people will understand this and consent to prosecute over everything else.
Your president is thin-resumed idiot lacking the credentials to be president. The only reason Obama was elected is his race. He had no accomplishments before becoming Senator of IL.
The American people will get their way, its jobs stupid! And that means Obamacare has to be stopped!
Boehner is actually inserting a stop funding measure for Obamacare, but its no surprise you got it wrong!
Good luck defending shutting down the government so only banks and big corporate lobbyists get the delay and not American families. We are going to hang you with this regardless of how many louder voices the left have in the media. The facts are the facts and 90% of the people get them through alternative sources. The tea party will continue to bet that the left do not have a monopoly on the means of information production in the 21st century.
Kremlin dupe or undereducated domestic, which one are you? Its hard to believe this stuff works even after the demise of The Soviet Union. Some Americans just want their narcissism and need for approval by their foreign enemies to be superior to their nation's interests. The progressive socialist movement is all about screwing the nation state and being loved personally.
Ummm...you are dupe!
Verifiable destruction of WMD stockpiles for a country with a government that barely exists in the middle of a civil war. Sit back, take a deep breath, think about it, and then get your sanity checked!
But did you ever expect anything different from the party whose domestic ideas have not changed since LBJ and FDR?
The KGB used to specialize in a form of political subversion and sabotage known as "active measures," which included everything from clandestine assassinations of dissidents to the spread of disinformation and counterfeit intelligence designed to hoodwink and weaken the West. At their most elegant, active measures were intended to make a dupe feel that he himself had originated some ultimately self-defeating idea or stratagem when the true credit belonged to Moscow Center. The quixotic and idiotic plan to try and rid Bashar al-Assad of his chemical weapons in the midst of a punishing civil war did not arise because of a gaffe made by John Kerry. We know from the New York Times that it arose because Vladimir Putin broached it to the president of the United States at the G20 in St. Petersburg, and the president then duly conveyed it to his national security advisor Susan Rice, who then briefed Kerry, who then said the following in London about how Assad might avoid US airstrikes for unleashing sarin gas in Damascus: "He could turn over every single bit of his chemical weapons to the international community in the next week. Turn it over, all of it, without delay, and allow a full and total accounting for that. But he isn't about to do it, and it can't be done, obviously."
It can't be done, obviously, but Kerry already knew that Russia was interested in pretending it can be, and that's what counted. It's open to speculation as to whether the secretary of state subconsciously channeled prior information and ad-libbed the above or he was instructed in the most delicate way possible to issue a public RSVP to the Kremlin's invitation. Whatever the case, the White House would have a still-admiring press believe that it was just as surprised as everyone else that one of Kerry's allegedly uncorked moments at the podium suddenly led to a "diplomatic breakthrough." The timing and circumstances of this deal are beyond suspect. The United States was in an obvious bind. Its commander-in-chief didn't want to go to war with Syria and was nonetheless asking Congress to authorize one. Faced with the prospect of legislative defeat and national humiliation, Barack Obama needed rescuing from his own famed ambivalence. Who better for the job than the ever constant KGB czar bearing not only a late-breaking offer but a way for the administration to argue that it had been the one to accidentally precipitate it?