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Medical Term:

narcissistic personality disorder

 

Definition:

  1. a pervasive pattern in adulthood of self-centeredness, self-importance, lack of empathy for others, sense of entitlement, and viewing others largely as objects to meet one's needs, manifested in a variety of contexts.
  2. a DSM diagnosis that is established when the specified criteria are met.
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