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Narcissism

Are You Sleeping With a Narcissist?

Marilyn O'Malley | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Marilyn O'Malley

"He thinks I should be automatically turned on and ready to have wild sex with him with no effort on his part other than appearing naked in front of m...

Why Nice People Make Better Lovers

David Briggs | Posted 03.31.2015 | Science
David Briggs

Good teeth. A sense of humor. Physically attractive. Can be trusted. Dresses well. Easy to talk to. These are some of the common features men and women say they look for in a partner. But new research is suggesting another overlooked quality may be a key to lasting relationships: humility.

9 Signs You're In Love With A Narcissist

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 03.30.2015 | Divorce

Narcissists are appealing for good reason: they're charming, compelling and don't hold back on the compliments. By the time you realize just how toxic...

3 Big Obstacles to Change -- and How to Overcome Them

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Craig Malkin

Reception has been mixed, mostly because some people doubt the sincerity of his efforts, but his attempts, as well as the skepticism surrounding them, have highlighted a truth that resonates for us all: It's really hard to change.

Steve Jobs Became A Better Boss When He Curbed His Narcissism

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business

Sometimes you just gotta check yourself.

Social Media: A Narcissist's Virtual Playground

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

When does normal adolescence angst become a compulsive need for affirmation? And when does that angst turn into pathological narcissism? For starters, we might look at the devices in our hands.

The Selfie Craze: Self-Expression? Or Self-Absorption?

John Tsilimparis | Posted 03.19.2015 | Healthy Living
John Tsilimparis

Humans are social creatures of habit and to feel happy, whole and loved by others, there is no substitute for live human interaction -- the kind of human interaction that is not established by detached, online affiliations and carefully chosen representations of ourselves.

What To Say To A Narcissistic Ex

Karyl McBride, Ph.D., LMFT | Posted 03.17.2015 | Divorce
Karyl McBride, Ph.D., LMFT

One of the most difficult aspects of being tangled in a narcissist's web is learning to set firm boundaries with them.

5 Signs Your Narcissist Is Ready To Move On

Lindsey Ellison | Posted 03.13.2015 | Divorce
Lindsey Ellison

The double edged sword of loving a narcissist is that the very qualities that attracted you to them are what they resent the most, because they know deep down they cannot ever mirror your greatness.

How 10 Days of Selfies Changed My Life (Well, Sort Of)

Tina Plantamura | Posted 03.13.2015 | Comedy
Tina Plantamura

Chances are, you know someone (and it might be you) that takes photos of their self and shares them with friends and followers on a way too regular basis.

Are We Raising Narcissistic Kids? And Is There an Antidote?

Shannon Lell | Posted 03.16.2015 | Parents
Shannon Lell

Above the piano lessons and private school education, we need to teach them they are not alone in this world, and certainly, they aren't the center of it. Above taking their side in every argument or going to bat for them with the mean ol' baseball coach, we need to show them they are loved in spite of their failings, but also, that everyone else deserves that kind of love, too.

How To Raise Kids Who Aren't Narcissists

Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living

By Francie Diep The guy right in front of you on the plane just stood up before the plane finished taxiing. He's taking out his luggage, forcing ...

Science Confirms That Men Are The More Narcissistic Sex

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.07.2015 | Science

It turns out there's a reason your male boss is so obsessed with himself: Society hardwired him to act that way. In a provocative new study publish...

Forged in Heartbreak: 'Narcissist' the Movie

Nicholas Snow | Posted 02.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

In this episode of Nicholas Snow Live, Producer/Writer/Director Eric Casaccio drops by. He says the root of what became the multi-award-winning film Narcissist is a short-lived romantic connection between two men which ended painfully.

Your Children Are Not Your Children

May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though ...

How to Spot and Disarm a Narcissist

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 03.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

How often have you met someone new and been won over by their charm? Or maybe you have a friend who always seems to get his or her needs met through you, yet always manages to find a way to make you feel special. Although these scenarios can be taken at face value, they can also be indicative of someone's narcissism at play. Although a small dose of narcissism can actually be healthy, there's a very fine line between what is normal and what is pathological.

5 Things You Must Do If You Love (Or Have Loved) A Narcissist

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 03.15.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

What is narcissism? A terribly inflated ego or sense of importance. People who believe the world should revolve around them. Who are impatient and critical. Who lack empathy. Will blame you for all problems.

Take A Lot Of Selfies? You Might Be A Psychopath, Science Says

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.12.2015 | Science

Love 'em or hate 'em, selfies are harmless fun -- right? Maybe not. According to new research, selfies can say a lot about your personality, and not i...

Speak Up and Give Back if You Want the Economy to Improve

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

No one is arguing for complete equality of income. Not even close. We celebrate the success of the One Percent, and rightly so. All we ask, especially in this time of giving, is for the compassion, the humility, the shared experience that existed only a few decades ago.

To Repel Your Narcissist, You Must Raise the Bar

Lindsey Ellison | Posted 02.16.2015 | Divorce
Lindsey Ellison

We are proud to have something that wasn't given to us for free! The same goes for someone who doesn't give away their self-respect and all of their love without requiring people to earn it. If you don't give that away, then those who've earned it will find it immensely valuable!

#Yoga... The Online Edition of Our Once Beloved Practice

Sara Starkman | Posted 02.15.2015 | Technology
Sara Starkman

regardless of yoga being incredibly accessible, at it's core it's a spiritual and ascetic discipline. And yet, if you were just to flick through your social media channels, you'd probably beg to differ. Intimate? Vulnerable? Spiritual? Ego-LESS?

5 Ways to Weave Gratitude Into Your Family's Life

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

Our family has a "Mo' Grat" ritual every evening when we sit down for dinner. In this case, it means "Moment of Gratitude" during which we hold hands around the table, take a deep breath, close our eyes, and for a few seconds reflect on who and what we are grateful for.

Does Social Media Foment Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

Ira Israel | Posted 02.03.2015 | Technology
Ira Israel

Anyone who measures his or her self-worth by the facade he or she fabricates on the Internet -- or by his or her material possessions and status symbols -- or by the Facebook and Instagram LIKEs he or she receives for posting selfies -- is a disaster looking for a place to happen.

Do We Live in a Time of Narcissism

Christa Dowling | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Christa Dowling

We live in a time of abundance, have an endless choice of smartphone cameras for selfies... now even provided with selfie-sticks. People wandering through the great spaces we know from history or travels yet often are totally unaware nor paying attention to these great visions.

The Cost of Saying Nothing to Our Daughters

Anastasia Basil | Posted 01.20.2015 | Parents
Anastasia Basil

This "awareness" of the perfect female body never left me. How could it? The female gender is heavily marketed. If you are born with a vagina your identity has been prepackaged for you. All you need to do is follow the instructions on the box.