Someone with Narcissistic Personality disorder (NPD) has at least 5 of 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

Not really.

  • 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!

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