If you or your loved one has a self-inflated image of their own selves and arrogance and ignorance are the major personality traits then it is possible that it has a medical explanation behind it. Your personality could be due to narcissistic personality disorder also known as NPD. 

The most important yet difficult thing is to identify whether the person is a victim of narcissistic personality disorder or whether they are simply a narcissist. Because in case of the latter condition one might simply recover over time, or grow out of it when they face different challenging experiences in their life. But in the case of the former, there isn’t any option to simply escape from it.  


  • An excessive craving for admiration
  • Lack of empathy for others
  • Having unreasonable and grandiose expectations 
  • An intolerance for criticism
  • Insensitive to other’s feelings
  • Exploiting others for their own gain
  • A fragile ego
  • Attention seeking
  • Dominant in relationships
  • Selfish 
  • Obsession with status and class
  • A habit to gain sympathy by narrating past tragedies of their life
  • An annoying attitude full of arrogance
  • Envy for others
  • Unrealistic fantasies of future

 If you are a narcissist, having these traits, or if you are aware of such a person, then it is highly estimated that the person with a narcissistic personality disorder has bad relationships along with their friends, families, and colleagues around them. But this mental disorder can be dragonized medically thanks to modern medicine. 


A patient who is a narcissist or who is having certain narcissistic traits often has past childhood trauma as major reasons behind their arrogant behavior and mental condition. This disorder can be also caused due to bad or over-controlling parenting or even can be passed down as a genetic disorder.

 The main problem with the diagnosis lies in a deep-rooted sense of belief among narcissists that they are perfect. They have a sense of superiority complex, and can never begin to believe that their personality or anything associated with them has a flaw. Even with their loved ones leaving them due to their haughty attitude they have a tendency to keep blaming them instead of questioning themselves. This is the reason why they would not even bother to go to a health care provider to get treated. 

However, if you are a loved one or a narcissist, then with consistent persuasion convince them for a medical checkup. Though therapy is difficult, yet people can seek help from good doctors. Certain medications or drugs might be provided to get relief from excessive aggression.     

NPD or narcissistic personality disorder might seem a normal issue in the beginning, but if not handled with care within time, then it can cause serious damage, just like any health issue. A narcissist is prone to become an alcoholic or drug user, with damaged relationships around them. With time socially withdrawn, a narcissist can even think about self-harm or suicide due to a depressed or anxious state.   

By Anurag Rathod

Anurag Rathod is an Editor of, who is passionate for app-based startup solutions and on-demand business ideas. He believes in spreading tech trends. He is an avid reader and loves thinking out of the box to promote new technologies.