Someone with Narcissistic Personality disorder ( NPD ) has at least 5of these symptoms:
has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)
Well, I do not exaggerate my achievements. I did lose a lot of weight. I do down play it outside of this blog. I do not feel superior, I could not have done this without the love of my family.
is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love
I do feel like success will come to me..in fact I am a success. Unlimited though, not really. I am a bald mid 30's guy, beauty is not in the cards for me. Love, well..I have that!
believes that he or she is "special" and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)
I do feel special...but we all are special! We all have a great story. We are the only ones that can promote ourselves. I think that anyone who has dealt with the horror of any type of weight loss can understand my story.
requires excessive admiration
Not in the least!
has a sense of entitlement, i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations
is interpersonally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends
I NEVER take advantage of people. I am accountable for my actions, and I will NEVER step on shoes to get what I want. Only a scumbag would do that!
lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others
Do I really need to answer that!
is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her
I think that people are amazed at my weight loss, but not the way i did it. Giving up certain foods for life is hard. I hope people are not envious though, it is a tough life to live.
shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes
Confident yes, but never in a way to put others down.
I might be annoying, cocky, confident and silly....
But I think I am far from being narcissistic.
People should do their homework before making such an accusation!