With the advent of the DSM-V on the horizon, there has been discussion of eliminating some of the Personality Disorders. Narcissism is considered so ubiquitous today that it is one of the Personality Disorders thought to have lost its relevance. Discuss the issue of whether we have become such a narcissistic culture that to discern a Personality Disorder based on its traits is outdated. In addition, discuss what narcissistic aspects of American culture might be. For this assignment, you will need to conduct research using both scholarly and online resources at least five all together.
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As you briefly discuss the issue of whether we have become such a narcissistic culture that to discern a Personality Disorder based on its traits is outdated, I do feel that our society, especially in America, is super narcissistic. However, I still believe in retaining it as a personality disorder and think that despite our narcissism as a culture, we can still disseminate it clinically.
First, one article offers a brief summary of what it is:
Reinhard, D. A., Konrath, S. H., Lopez, W. D., & Cameron, H. G. (2012). Expensive Egos: Narcissistic Males Have Higher Cortisol. Plos ONE, 7(1), 1-8.
The authors posit how narcissism "is characterized by grandiosity, low empathy, and entitlement."
One article also offers evidence in favor of keeping NPD as a Personality Disorder:
Ronningstam, E. (2011). Narcissistic Personality Disorder in DSM-V-In Support of Retaining a Significant Diagnosis. Journal Of Personality Disorders, 25(2), 248-259.
The article cites evidence to maintain it as "the prevalence rate, extensive clinical and empirical reports and facts, its psychiatric, social and societal significance ...
Narcissistic Personality Disorder is briefly examined using references to verify.