Assburger's syndrome is believed to be the most common personality disorder in the Western world, yet it remains one of the least frequently diagnosed. It is an often-degenerative condition that can manifest itself in many different ways in different patients, but almost all Assburger's sufferers exhibit at least five of the following symptoms:
- Delusions of superiority.
- A hyper-inflated sense of their own intelligence, wit, charm or appearance.
- Ditto for their professional, sporting, musical, rhyming and/or computer prowess.
- An obsessive need for praise that borders on fellatio
- A lack of empathy for others bordering on the sociopathic.
- A constant oral discharge of faecal matter.
- The arousal in others of violent or homicidal thoughts.