I DO NOT lack empathy (the rest sounds just like me)<quoted text>
NPD is a real thing and you're proof of that. Too bad you have to be 18 to get treatment. You need it now.
Calvin Goolish symptomatic of...
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
Believes that he or she is "special" and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)
Requires excessive admiration
Has a very strong sense of entitlement, e.g., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations
Is exploitative of others, e.g., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends
Lacks empathy, e.g., is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others
Is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her
Regularly shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes.
Oh and since you asked ~
the boy is just fine. Finishing this year's honor classes with straight A's.
Big Ups to your son, glad to hear he's doing well. I wish him success, and hope your political asininity doesn't cripple him, irrevocably, as it has you.