Biological conflicts: self-devaluation conflict, loss conflict. Any conflict combination is possible.

Brain and Organ Level: Self-devaluation conflicts correspond to the bones and joints, skeletal muscles, tendons, ligaments, lymphatic system, and blood vessels (except the coronary vessels). Loss conflicts correspond to the ovaries and testicles. The organs and tissues of the left side of the body are controlled from the right side of the cerebral medulla; the organs and tissues of the right side of the body are controlled from the left side of the cerebral medulla.

NOTE: A person’s biological handedness and whether the conflicts are mother/child or partner-related determine on which side of the cerebral medulla the conflicts register.

The constellation is established, the moment the second conflict impacts in the opposite brain hemisphere. The conflicts could also occur simultaneously. With localized self-devaluation conflicts affecting both sides of the body, the person is instantly in constellation. The constellation can be permanent or recurring due to tracks or conflict relapses.

The GNM diagram shows a Cerebral Medulla Constellation involving the cervical vertebrae, related to two intellectual self-devaluation conflicts.
The Cerebral Medulla Constellation presents as a compulsion to draw attention to oneself. People in this constellation have a persistent self-referential attitude and an over-inflated sense of self-esteem. They come across as overconfident, arrogant, pompous, and over pretentious – as “full of themselves”. Here we find the show-off, the bragger, the boaster, the know-it-all, and the narcissist who craves for attention, approval, praise, and admiration (classified in the DSM-5 as “narcissistic personality disorder”). The significance of this self-importance is to counteract the double or multiple breach of self-esteem by creating a superior, often unreal image of oneself. In other words, inferiority turns into superiority, into an exaggerated sense of being better than others (in psychology, this is called a superiority complex). We find this behavior also in nature, where fluffing up the feathers is a means to impress the opponent by pretending to be stronger or bigger. It is a natural survival tactic. In the human world, the inflated ego serves the purpose to protect the individual from further self-devaluation conflicts. At the same time, the “puffed-up” self-esteem gives the person that has been put down the strength to pick himself up and regain courage and self-assurance. It is the “megalomania constellation” that produces the necessary force for exceptional achievements, academically, intellectually, in sports, in the arts, or in a professional career. This constellation might also explain what is commonly known as the “Short Man Syndrome”.

This brain scan shows a Cerebral Medulla Constellation (view the GNM diagram)caused by two physical performance conflicts. The brain edemas (visible as dark) indicate that the person has already entered the healing phase (PCL-A) with pain in both knees.  

A “sports megalomania”, brought on by recurring physical performance conflicts (losing competitions, not performing as expected, being put down by a coach and/or a parent, not meeting one’s own expectations) can propel an athlete to reach his peak. This would not be the case without a constellation.

NOTE: Organs that derive from the new mesoderm (“surplus group”) show the biological purpose at the end of the healing phase. After the healing process has been completed, the organ or tissue is stronger than before, which allows being better prepared for a conflict of the same kind. The self-centred behavior remains therefore also past the conflict resolution (all other constellations show the related mental symptoms and behaviors only in the conflict-active phase and during the Epileptoid Crisis). With a hanging healing, that is, when the healing phase is continually interrupted by tracks or conflict relapses, the self-confident demeanor persists throughout life.
This brain CT of a 36 year-old male shows a Cerebral Medulla Constellation (view the GNM diagram) caused by two loss conflicts related to his wife (partner) and his child. On the organ level, the constellation involves both testicles.

The “mating megalomania” forces a male to brag about his sexual performance in order to attract a new mate to secure reproduction. The same applies to females.
The Cerebral Medulla Constellation also creates the control freak, the person who has a compulsion to exercise control and power over others (see crime disposition). Here we find the so-called “gaslighter personality”. In psychology, gaslighting refers to a manipulation tactic that aims to evoke low self-esteem in another person in order to maintain the need of being in a superior position. Someone who engages in gaslighting attempts to establish a sense of confusion in his victim(s) regarding their view of themselves, their interpretation of life, their perception of reality, their memory, or their intellectual or social skills. Combined with an Aggressive Constellation, the gaslighter intends to hurt the other person with his manipulative mind games. It is a form of emotional and psychological abuse.

Rulers in history that were obsessed with large empire fantasies (Genghis Khan, Alexander the Great, Caesar, Napoleon, Stalin, Mussolini, Hitler) must have been in a megalomania constellation. This constellation also explains the origin of personality cults, where religious or political leaders produce heroic images of themselves.

What is known as Munchausen syndrome is a condition where people deliberately produce, exaggerate, or fake symptoms of a physical or mental disease in order to draw (medical) attention or sympathy to themselves (compare with hypochondria). From the GNM point of view, this behavior is the result of self-devaluation conflicts experienced in association with a previous illness (humiliating comments or treatments by doctors or nurses) or not feeling cared for.
An intense megalomania constellation could lead to delusions of grandeur, of greatness, genius, wealth, fame, brilliance, or omnipotence. The type of delusion reveals the underlying conflicts. For example, a person who believes to be a famous general like Napoleon (either in fantasy or by conduct) might have suffered traumatic self-devaluation conflicts in the military through brutal, humiliating training or as a soldier in combat. Many U.S. Vietnam veterans developed mental diseases of this kind after they had returned home, where they faced humiliation and dishonor. If grandiose delusions have a religious content, for instance, a belief that he or she has received a special message from God, the self-devaluation conflicts might have been caused by parental disciplining such as verbal reprimands or corporal punishments for “sinful” deeds (as to messianic delusions see also Flying Constellation).