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30 Jul 2022, 10:41 am

Could it be possible that I might have severe Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

I have:

* History of long-term delusions of grandeur

* Haughty

* Arrogant

* History of being abusive

* Childish empathy and remorse

* Envy others better than me

* Pathological jealousy on people who are much better than me

Could it be that I got that from my former bullies? I was bullied for lacking social skills, was called "Stupid", "Loser" and "Idiot" for that in elementary school, and I asked my former elementary school teachers why and they said that I deserved it, because I was strange and lacked social skills at that time.



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30 Jul 2022, 11:02 am

No you don't have NPD. I mean I'm no expert on the matter but I would think that people with NPD wouldn't be too concerned about divulging to others that they are so flawed.

Also you don't seem toxic enough to have NPD.


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30 Jul 2022, 11:03 am

You might have hypochondria.


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30 Jul 2022, 11:22 am

Narcissists either don't know they've got NPD, or if they do, they really don't care but are happy to manipulate people.


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30 Jul 2022, 11:37 am

Twilightprincess wrote:
You might have hypochondria.


What is that? A Delusional Disorder? I don't understand if I have it.



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30 Jul 2022, 11:56 am

Yes it's a delusional disorder


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30 Jul 2022, 12:00 pm

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Health anxiety (sometimes called hypochondria) is when you spend so much time worrying you're ill, or about getting ill, that it starts to take over your life.


https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/condit ... h-anxiety/


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30 Jul 2022, 12:01 pm

babybird wrote:
Yes it's a delusional disorder


I would agree that it’s delusional because the anxiety is not based on reality.


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30 Jul 2022, 12:05 pm

Here are some signs of hypochondria. A person won’t necessarily have all the symptoms.

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You may have health anxiety if you:

- constantly worry about your health

- frequently check your body for signs of illness, such as lumps, tingling or pain

- are always asking people for reassurance that you're not ill

- worry that a doctor or medical tests may have missed something

- obsessively look at health information on the internet or in the media

- avoid anything to do with serious illness, such as medical TV programmes

- act as if you were ill (for example, avoiding physical activities)


https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/condit ... h-anxiety/


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30 Jul 2022, 12:11 pm

Someone who actually had NPD wouldn't ask that question or even think to ask it.



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30 Jul 2022, 12:13 pm

As a side note, I think its great that you are trying to learn more about yourself. Perhaps less time spent on research and more spent on self-acceptance would be beneficial?



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30 Jul 2022, 12:22 pm

I agree. Thank you!



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30 Jul 2022, 12:23 pm

Twilightprincess wrote:
Here are some signs of hypochondria. A person won’t necessarily have all the symptoms.

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You may have health anxiety if you:

- constantly worry about your health

- frequently check your body for signs of illness, such as lumps, tingling or pain

- are always asking people for reassurance that you're not ill

- worry that a doctor or medical tests may have missed something

- obsessively look at health information on the internet or in the media

- avoid anything to do with serious illness, such as medical TV programmes

- act as if you were ill (for example, avoiding physical activities)


https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/condit ... h-anxiety/


I am sorry for getting into arguments, I do those similar things a lot, but I just don't understand if what I am doing is delusional, I am sorry!



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30 Jul 2022, 12:28 pm

Delusion:

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1. a belief that is not true : a false idea
2. a false idea or belief that is caused by mental illness


https://www.britannica.com/dictionary/delusion

I think your fears may be delusional (as per the above definitions), but that doesn’t mean that you have delusional disorder!


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30 Jul 2022, 12:31 pm

Normally people with delusions react badly and argue when they are called delusional, but I am different, when I get called delusional three times (or more), I talk to my psychiatrist to see what is going on.



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30 Jul 2022, 12:39 pm

FranzOren wrote:
Normally people with delusions react badly and argue when they are called delusional, but I am different, when I get called delusional three times (or more), I talk to my psychiatrist to see what is going on.


Everyone can be delusional about things sometimes. Many people happily hold false beliefs. The problem occurs when delusions negatively impact one’s life.

People do use the word “delusional” as an insult, but that’s not the purpose here at all.


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