"In Greek mythology, Narcissis was cursed with self-obsession. He fell in love with his own reflection and it didn"t end well.The modern day condition Narcissistic Personality Disorder --is no myth. Grandiose narcissism can devastateboth the sufferer and those who love them.Joan Crawford: "No wire hangers! What"s wire hangers doing hanging in this closet when I told you no wire hangers ever?" Narcissistic Personality Disorder is exhibited by a pervasive pattern of grandiosity, the need for admiration and a lack of empathy. Clinicians find that a classic narcissist often seeks an occupation to fit their image. Think politics, performance, clergy.ll of us have the capacity to brag or become self-absorbed at times. Like when we"re trying to impress a date or get a big job promotion. So when is it a real problem?Narcissistic Personality Disorder doesn"t present until late adolescence or early adulthood. The cause is not precisely known but Dr. McNeal, like other therapists, believes it starts in childhood."