Basic diagnostic criteria:
Believes that he or she is "special" and unique and can only be understoodby other special people.
Excessive admiration of himself/herself.
Is often envious or believes others are envious of him or her.
Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)
Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love.