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The Hallmarks of Severe Narcissistic Personality Disorder

A pastor with NPD endangers not only the church as an organization and community of faith, but also places in danger everyone who is a member. What's more, the numbers we got through testing an entire denomination's pastors have been confirmed by an independent researcher at a prestigious university. Men and women with NPD are in fact drawn to ministry at rates of about 1500% higher than they are found in the general population.

As a refresher, let's go through the identifying hallmarks of someone with severe NPD. Not everyone will exhibit all of them all the time, but all of them will be there and will come out under the right circumstances.

  1. Arrogance. Wants the whole world to know what a superior being he or she is. Takes credit for what others do but never takes responsibility for errors.
  2. Achieves dominance through bullying and intimidation. Threatens anyone he or she sees as a threat and will do whatever they can to destroy a perceived threat.
  3. Uses sarcasm instead of humor. Attacks others for their looks, weight, gender, ethnicity, education, race, religion, disabilities... pretty much anything.
  4. Exaggerates achievements. Everything he or she does is better than anything anyone else can do.
  5. Never forgives. Cannot even conceive of what forgiving truly means.
  6. Always takes revenge. Favorite Bible verse is "...you are to take life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise." (Exodus 21: 21-25).
  7. Lies constantly. Lies about his lying, and attacks anyone who challenges the lie. Contradicts himself then denies the contradiction by denying he ever said what he now contradicts, even if challenged with a recording.
  8. Always blames failure on others. It can never be his/her fault.

I could go on.

Do you recognize anyone from this list?

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