Yes, but one is also offended by terms like “aggressive”, “submissive”, “obsessive”, “avoidant”, “borderline”, and etcetera. Virtually all terms regarding mental disorders have a pejorative connotation, and this is an issue that needs to be faced head-on by the mental health community. Even the term “schizophrenia” is a poor one.
The N trait can be referred to as “sanguinity”, and in a favorable light as “charisma”, but invariably -- in analogy with the trait of aggression -- one is invariably drawn to the concept and terminology of “narcissism”.
But times change. A hundred years from now the terminology that we use today will be looked upon as being laughably quaint, just as we today regard terms such as “mongolism”, “frigid”, “nymphomania”, “neurasthenic” or “neurotic” as already archaic.
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