Normal Personality Disorder

That’s what it is! My entire fam­i­ly of ori­gin is neu­ro­log­i­cal­ly typical!

DSN-IV (The Diag­nos­tic and Sta­tis­ti­cal Man­u­al of ‘Nor­mal’ Disorders)
Per­son­al­i­ty Disorders
301.666 Nor­mal Per­son­al­i­ty Disorder
Meets qual­i­fi­ca­tion for at least two of the fol­low­ing criteria: 

  1. Ego­cen­trism (at least one of the following): 
    1. Ego­cen­tric per­spec­tive (e.g. fails to real­ize that oth­ers may have a dif­fer­ent per­spec­tive, needs, nature, or expe­ri­ences from his or her self)
    2. Ego­ma­nia (e.g. acts or talks as though bet­ter or more impor­tant than peers or others)
    3. Self­ish­ness (either of both of the following) 
      1. Marked greed or covetousness
      2. Dom­i­neer­ing or “bossy” attitude
  2. Lack of orig­i­nal­i­ty (at least one of the following): 
    1. Rigid­ly fol­lows tra­di­tions or social rituals
    2. Is often “fad­dish,” fol­low the lat­est fads, fash­ions, or “crazes” invent­ed or set by others
    3. Often demon­strates a “herd men­tal­i­ty” (e.g. thought­less­ly fol­lows a social ref­er­ence group or a local group of friends, often gives into “peer pressure”)
  3. Lack of Sym­pa­thy (one or both of the following): 
    1. Cru­el or cal­lous towards the feel­ing of oth­ers (e.g. engages in teas­ing or ridi­cul­ing oth­ers, plays poten­tial­ly harm­ful “prac­ti­cal jokes” on unsus­pect­ing vic­tims who are unlike­ly to be amused)
    2. Often Manip­u­la­tive (e.g. uses oth­ers as tools to towards own goals, treats oth­ers as objects which may be acquired for own sat­is­fac­tion, uses dis­hon­esty as con­ve­nient way to achieve social goals)

From the Insti­tute for the Study of the Neu­ro­log­i­cal­ly Typical
Thanks, fire­cat 😉

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Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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