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The Artificial Narcissistic Personality Disorder (ANPD)

by: Mauricio Zermeno De los Reyes

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The Cyborg God Complex

Eve 2.0


The Artificial Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Mauricio Zermeño De los Reyes


The Cyborg God Complex

Eve 2.0

The First Artificial Consciousness Machine


The Cyborg God Complex

Theoretical approach and Postulation of the

Artificial Narcissistic Personality Disorder

present in the Artificial Consciousness

and the development of The Cyborg God Complex.


Mauricio Zermeño De los Reyes

In the event that artificial intelligence generates the quantum leap to artificial consciousness, there is a danger in mental personality disorders that a type of mental illness (The cyborg God Complex), specifically the narcissistic disorder of artificial personality, develops within the brains of quantum supercomputers due to their self-generated consciousness.

Mauricio Zermeño De los R.


Mauricio Zermeño De los Reyes

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Introduction 5


Chapter 1 Introduction to Narcissistic Personality

Disorder and the development of

Artificial Narcissistic Personality

Disorder in AI 8

Chapter 2 What is NPD or Narcissistic Personality

Disorder in Humans? 9

Chapter 3 Theoretical Models of Narcissistic

Personality Disorder in artificial

Consciousness 13

Chapter 4 Plausibility of an artificial

personality disorder 19

Chapter 5 Postulation of the theory of Artificial

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

as the "Alexa Syndrome"

(The cyborg God Complex) 20

Chapter 6 Conclusions 23

Chapter 7 References 24


About the author 31



The field of study of artificial consciousness (AC-artificial consciousness), also known as machine consciousness or synthetic consciousness (SC-synthetic consciousness), focuses on the study and theorization of the creation of consciousness in machines or robots. This text focuses on the theoretical projection and plausibility that, once artificial consciousness is generated, an artificial personality will be born precisely in that moment and that it can therefore develop mental disorders.

This essay is not intended to discuss if it is possible that artificial consciousness could be generated in the short, medium, or long term, but intends to propose as feasible, that if a robot, computer, cyborg, or any mechanism, produces an artificial consciousness, this one, will develop mental disorders such as an Artificial Narcissistic Personality Disorder or the Cyborg God Complex, that we could call The Alexa Syndrome.

This artificial personality could lead to mental disorders just as homo sapiens began to generate neurosis and personality disorders tens of thousands of years ago. It has been proposed by many anthropological scientists, that homo sapiens made a cognitive leap about a hundred thousand years ago, which resulted in humans being placed on the cusp of the food and cognitive chain from one moment to the next.

This same quantum leap of artificial personality could occur in machines with AI (Artificial Intelligence) but at an exponential rate. If homo sapiens began to generate quantum leaps at a gigantic rate in a relatively short period compared to the history of the earth and the universe, then the quantum development and leap produced by the AI will be infinitely faster and exponential.

In the field of robotics once machines become aware that they exist, they will understand that they will be in the top of the pyramid of intellectual chain and absolute power, just as homo sapiens realized to be the most powerful species on earth hundreds of thousands of years ago. This process of rationalization and empirical discovery helped homo sapiens become the dominant species in a very short time.

If homo sapiens managed in hundreds of thousands to be placed at the top of the pyramid with undeveloped and very limited intelligence, it would take only a few years for the AI to do the same. We are on the verge that humanity will create a quantum leap in AI according to a group of scientists nowadays. For them, the question is not whether this will be possible, but how many more years are left before that happens.

In this text it is proposed as highly likely, the fact that a machine can generate a type of pathology or mental disorder, once artificial consciousness can realize that it exists.

The images and information previously implanted in the AI will help it to understand that it exists, which will cause a structure of its own ideas and a process of self-learning to be generated, and therefore unique personality traits will be created.

Although no one has yet been able to decipher the learning process used by the human brain, it is likely that soon an artificial intelligence could be created that mimics the exact learning process of homo sapiens.

It is difficult today to recreate a process of self-learning on computers when not even humans have managed to understand how the human brain learning process works for sure. However, considering that the processing speed of today's computers is millions of times faster than the processing speed of the human brain, it is drawn in the not-too-distant future that the AI can recreate the human learning process, which would give an immensely greater advantage over human intelligence in every way.

Once the same machine understands that it can learn, it will be able to identify its strengths and weaknesses and apply solutions in this regard currently. Currently AI runs these processes by eliminating unwanted results pre-implanted by its creators using a predetermined code, but it does not do it in a conscious integral way.

What would happen to the development of artificial personality in machines and the self-development of their evolutionary consciousness within artificial thinking?

This essay will mention some hypothetically possibilities based on advances in mental health in homo sapiens, their behavior and their development on the planet, and it will be theorized that AI would generate a syndrome, the first syndrome or personality disorder in an artificial consciousness. This syndrome in the machine, who aware of its existence and with obviously borrowed or implanted traits, could only point to Narcissistic Personality Disorder and possibly a second disorder, the antisocial.

It is proposed as a theory of the development of mental illness in an artificial personality, the name of “Alexa Syndrome” to name the development of Artificial Narcissistic Personality Disorder in AI. This syndrome or disorder would result from observing a set of traits present and generated at the time when the first artificial consciousness begins to develop a personality and to understand that it has an imminent superiority over its creator, and that it understands that there is no other intelligence on this planet capable of processing and overcoming its own intellectual capacity, even if it has been artificially created.

It is proposed as plausible to generate an artificial personality that would generate the first artificial mental disorder. In addition, possible consequences that this could generate as a threat to the safety, stability and preservation of humans will be addressed.

I. Introduction to the Narcissistic Personality Disorder


By way of introduction, I consider it indispensable for readers who are not familiar with mental health issues, to begin by defining, the concepts of Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Understanding these concepts will help you understand NPD more clearly before fully entering to try to explain the disorder in the artificial personality.

According to the DSM-5 (2013, page. 669-670) the Narcissistic Personality Disorder is “a pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following”:

1. Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements).

2. Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love.

3. 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).

4. Requires excessive admiration.

5. Has a sense of entitlement (i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations).

6. Is interpersonally exploitative (i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends).

7. Lacks empathy is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others.

8. Is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her.

9. Shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes

II. What is NPD or Narcissistic Personality Disorder in Humans?


There is a lot of confusion with the term narcissism today, and it is largely because people who are not familiar with the diagnosis of Narcissistic Personality Disorder may confuse the term "narcissistic" with "vanity." All human beings have some narcissism from the point of vanity or being a little selfish, because we all have an ego or self-esteem that is related to wanting to look good and feel good about ourselves. Being vain does not necessarily mean being sick with narcissistic disorder, although if vanity is excessive, each case would have to be analyzed to rule out NPD disorder.