Narcissistic Personality Disorder Law and Legal Definition

Narcissistic personality disorder refers to a type of personality disorder that is closely related to self centeredness. It is a serious emotional disturbance characterized by a grandiose, or extremely exaggerated, sense of self-importance.

The following is an example of a case law on narcissistic personality disorder:

People with narcissistic personality disorder value others primarily according to how well those individuals affirm their unrealistic self-image. This limited value of others usually means that people with the disorder aren't interested in or aren't capable of perceiving the feelings or needs of others. [In re I.R.J., 2009 Tenn. App. LEXIS 771, 35-36 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2009)].