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What is the difference between narcissism and ADHD?
A person with NPD may engage in “grand gestures” to impress his love interest. People with ADHD may pursue someone, but usually not to the same extent as someone with NPD. While a person with ADHD and a person with NPD may both be habitually late to meetings and other events, the reason for their tardiness can differ.
Results: Individuals diagnosed with childhood ADHD are at increased risk for personality disorders in late adolescence, specifically Borderline (OR = 13.16), Antisocial (OR = 3.03), Avoidant (OR = 9.77), and Narcissistic (OR = 8.69) personality disorders.
Is there a difference between ADHD and narcissistic personality disorder?
The evidence for an ADHD diagnosis remains robust, ubiquitous, and not explainable by other means, while narcissism seems a secondary, although potentially important, factor in some situations.
What is malignant narcissism?
“Malignant narcissism” is not an officially recognized diagnostic term. As I discuss in my book, many people with ADHD appear narcissistic because their trouble redirecting attention can make them talk excessively about themselves, yet only a small portion of people with ADHD are true narcissists.
What do Narcissists think they are better than others?
“Positive: Narcissists think they are better than others. Inflated: Narcissists’ views tend to be contrary to reality. In measures that compare self-report to objective measures, narcissists’ self-views tend to be greatly exaggerated.
Are narcissists’ self-views exaggerated?
In measures that compare self-report to objective measures, narcissists’ self-views tend to be greatly exaggerated. Agentic: Narcissists’ views tend to be most exaggerated in the agentic domain, relative to the communion domain. Special: Narcissists perceive themselves to be unique and special people.