Expressively Haughty (e.g., acts in an arrogant, supercilious,
pompous, and disdainful manner, flouting conventional rules of shared social living,
viewing them as naive or inapplicable to self; reveals a careless disregard for personal
integrity and a self-important indifference to the rights of others).
(F) Interpersonally Exploitive (e.g., feels entitled, is unempathic
and expects special favors without assuming reciprocal responsibilities; shamelessly takes
others for granted and uses them to enhance self and indulge desires).
Cognitive Style (e.g., has an undisciplined imagination and
exhibits a preoccupation with immature and self-glorifying fantasies of success, beauty or
love; is minimally constrained by objective reality, takes liberties with facts and often
lies to redeem self-illusions).
Self-Image (e.g., believes self to be meritorious,
special, if not unique, deserving of great admiration, and acting in a grandiose or
self-assured manner, often without commensurate achievements; has a sense of high
self-worth, despite being seen by others as egotistic, inconsiderate, and arrogant).
Object-Relations (e.g., internalized representations are composed
far more than usual of illusory and changing memories of past relationships; unacceptable
drives and conflicts are readily refashioned as the need arises, as are others often
simulated and pretentious).
Regulatory Mechanism (e.g., is self-deceptive and facile in
devising plausible reasons to justify self-centered and socially inconsiderate behaviors;
offers alibis to place oneself in the best possible light, despite evident shortcomings or
Morphologic Organization (e.g., morphologic structures underlying
coping and defensive strategies tend to be flimsy and transparent, appear more substantial
and dynamically orchestrated than they are in fact, regulating impulses only marginally,
channeling needs with minimal restraint, and creating an inner world in which conflicts
are dismissed, failures are quickly redeemed, and self-pride is effortlessly reasserted).
(S) Insouciant Mood-Temperament (e.g., manifests a general air of nonchalance,
imperturbability, and feigned tranquility; appears coolly unimpressionable or buoyantly
optimistic, except when narcissistic confidence is shaken, at which time either rage,
shame, or emptiness is briefly displayed).