Lost personality disorders in limbo


In its upcoming fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), the DSM-5 Personality and Personality Disorders Work Group has recommended the diagnosis of narcissistic personality disorder be eliminated.

Understandably, narcissists the world over are in a state of high dudgeon, finding it incomprehensible that they should have been passed over in this way.

“Who do these people think they are?” asked a well-groomed and attractive spokesperson for the slighted minority, referring to the work group. “Do they think the world revolves around their precious little personality disorder checklist?

“For years now, we as narcissists have struggled to maintain a national identity – too many chiefs and not enough Indians, I’m afraid – but now we don’t even have a descriptor to hold us together!

“There’s always been a