I’m a Narcissist


Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a personality disorder in which the individual is described as being excessively preoccupied with issues of personal adequacy, power, prestige and vanity. This condition affects one percent of the population.

On my blog, in my writing and in person w/ friends, as many have pointed out and I’ve assumed years ago, I am aware of my narcissism. “Charming, loveable, inspiring,” also, might I add, and I (I-I-I-!!!) J often joke about it (or feel guilty about it) but knowing that part of the definition of narcissism is one with no-self esteem (because technically one can’t have low or high self-esteem, one either has it or not, as I see and know self-esteem) but I just feel like acknowledging this, like I’m “coming out” in a way. But it’s not intentional. It’s perhaps the Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory in me LOL! Zooey Deschanel‘s sister, Emily Deschanel, in Bones — Many say I remind them of her character Dr. Temperance ‘Bones’ Brennan, too. Like with inability to pick up social cues etc. Oh my…! And yet I think everyone has a bit of narcissism in them, if you think about it. I’m reffering to the Aspergers Syndrome (rather Autism — via DSM5 I believe) which is one of my diagnoses, as well, for years and years, yet I don’t mention much of it, generally because within the Schizophrenia & Affective Syndrome Spectrum (spectrum, keyword) involves about a Baker’s dozen of Axis I’s, thus considered rare w/ all the others most know of. At least the Tourette’s is so secondary these days. As a boy, that was tough, man. But alas, here I stand!

Jonathan Harnisch

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