... rendering them, in the same way, self-absorbed, irrational, and dangerous.
It is through understanding the psychology of Muhammad, the ruthlessness and situational ethics so essential to his character, that we begin to understand why Muslims are so intolerant, so violent, so paranoid, and see themselves as victims, when they are the aggressors and the victimizers!
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) describes narcissism as a personality disorder that "revolve around a pattern of grandiosity, need for admiration, and sense of entitlement
. Often individuals feel overly important and will exaggerate achievements and will accept, and often demand, praise and admiration despite worthy achievements."
The third and fourth editions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) of 1980 and 1994 and the European ICD-10
describe NPD in similar language:
An all-pervaise pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behaviour), need for admiration or adulation and lack of empathy, usually beginning by early adulthood and present in various contexts. Five (or more) of the following criteria must be met:
Feels grandiouse and self-important (e.g. exaggerates achievements and talents to the point of lying, demands to be recognized as superior without commensurtate achievements)
Is obsesed with fantasies of unlimited success, fame, fearsome power or omnipotence, unequalled brilliance (the cerebal narcissist), bodily beauty or sexual performance (the somatic narcissist), or ideal, everlasting, all-conquering love or passion.