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When Your Partner's Self-Centeredness Isn't Explained By Narcissism

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 08.28.2015 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

Sometimes I see individuals in therapy, or couples in couples' counseling, where one partner continues to insist that something is "just wrong" with the other. Usually, they are referring to a lack of empathy and a self-absorbed nature, but also a person whose behavior just seems "weird" or "off."

5 Narcissistic Behaviors You Might be Missing in Your Man

Dr. Andra Brosh | Posted 08.26.2015 | Women
Dr. Andra Brosh

Narcissists are pretty obvious when they're in their full glory, but what you may not realize is that narcissism lives on a spectrum, and it's actually a fundamental developmental need that we all share.

Why We Should 'Like' Experiences -- Not Selfies

Lauren Modery | Posted 08.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Modery

In a society that has become increasingly insular with the rise of emojis and Amazon delivery service, and more superficial with the glorification of talentless yet beautiful celebrities, why can't we encourage non-narcissistic behavior?

A Psychologist's Open Letter to U.S. Voters

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 08.20.2015 | Politics
Dr. Craig Malkin

Politicians are groomed by us--by our applause, by our polls, by our votes. Whatever you seem to love or hate, they'll embrace or reject. So be careful what you applaud or attack. That what's they -- and all the little future leaders watching them -- will think you want in a leader.

How To Protect Yourself From Narcissistic Family Members

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 08.18.2015 | OWN

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Trumping Americans: The Strange, Irresistible Appeal of a Narcissistic Bloviator

Peter Wolson | Posted 08.13.2015 | Entertainment
Peter Wolson

What thoughtful Americans are asking is, why are Donald Trump's outlandish egotistical, self-aggrandizing, racist and misogynistic rants elevating his political ratings to double-digit leads over all other GOP presidential candidates?

Women Need to Manage Upward, not Down or Sideways, to Get a Seat at the Leadership Table

Jenny Darroch | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
Jenny Darroch

Women enter the workforce now on a more level playing field than ever before: more women than men graduate from college; and recent women graduates almost earn the same as men.

10 Steps To A "Safe Selfie"

Meredith Masony | Posted 08.10.2015 | Entertainment
Meredith Masony

There is a dangerous trend spreading across the globe where people are putting themselves in harm's way to click the perfect "selfie." As a mother of three I would like to start a campaign know as "Safe Selfies." Below are some tips and tricks to practice while taking "selfies" to ensure that they are safe, secure and in good taste.

Narcissism and Donald Trump: 'A Risk to Our Country'

Lindsey Ellison | Posted 08.11.2015 | Entertainment
Lindsey Ellison

While Donald Trump is providing us with entertainment during the summer doldrums of bad television, Americans need to comprehend the risk he poses on our country. We at a time where diplomacy is needed more than ever.

Like Extroverts, Introverts Can Also Be Prone To Narcissism

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 08.07.2015 | Healthy Living

A lot of people identify as introverts. But did you know that our understanding of introversion is pretty similar to something called covert nar...

The Death of the "N" Word

Francis Levy | Posted 08.06.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

Let's entertain for a moment the theory of parallel universes, the doctrine of eternal occurrence articulated in varying forms by both Poincare and Nietzsche. The substance would be that within the infinity of time and space, everything will recur with all its infinite possible mutations.

6 Ways To Maintain Your Sanity While Parenting With A Narcissist

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 08.03.2015 | Divorce

There's nothing more emotionally draining than co-parenting with a high-conflict ex. The divorce docs may be signed, sealed and delivered but you're ...

Are We All a Bunch of Narcissists?

Brian Hanley | Posted 07.29.2015 | Technology
Brian Hanley

If we weren't narcissists by clinical standards, I wondered, what were we? People with too many gadgets to think clearly? To feel clearly? People with good intentions, short attention spans and a propensity to do what's best for ourselves? People trying to figure out this mess of a universe one bus ride at a time? Whatever we were, we needed to become something else, more compassionate.

5 Ways To Spot The Hidden Narcissist In Your Life

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 07.28.2015 | OWN

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The Key to Spotting Hidden Narcissists

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 08.17.2015 | OWN
Dr. Craig Malkin

Recently, I sat down with the people at OWN studios to discuss how to spot narcissists. We had so much to say it resulted in a three part series. Belo...

Why It's Hard to Leave Narcissists

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 07.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Craig Malkin

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Why Does My Husband Get Upset That I Don't Orgasm?

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 07.17.2015 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

In a more loving and supportive marriage, I would expect your husband to be sad that you don't orgasm, and to brainstorm ways that you could try to orgasm, and to want to research ways he could get you to orgasm, and all of that kind of problem-solving stuff that men love to do.

The Narcissism Test -- What's Your Score?

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 07.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Craig Malkin

Narcissism is hot. Which should make narcissists very happy. But it's also widely -- and wildly -- misunderstood, due in large part to widespr...

How to Disarm the Bully at Work in 9 Steps

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

According to an American Psychological Association (APA) poll, three-quarters of those surveyed list work issues as the source of the most stress in t...

How to Leave a Narcissist

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

Narcissists can make you fall in love with them so hard that it feels like you're giving up a part of your heart to leave them. And they use every man...

You're So Vain

Francis Levy | Posted 07.10.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

"You're so vain, you probably think this song is about you," were Carly Simon's words. The title of the song might really be Narcissus because it's a wonderful contemporizing of the famous character from mythology who drowns while staring at his own image.

Boyfriend Is Cold and I Want to Fix It Before Marriage

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 07.10.2015 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

This is a very sad question because it sounds like you are struggling but trying to make the best of it because you are unclear about what healthy relationships should even look like. Here is what I think.

Are You Dating a Narcissist?

Lena Aburdene Derhally | Posted 07.07.2015 | Women
Lena Aburdene Derhally

There are definitely fairy tale stories out there of two people falling madly in love with each other right at the get go and spending their lives happily ever after, but that is generally not the norm. Keep your guard up the more intensely the person is into you and the earlier on it occurs.

'Highly-Sensitive' Mom Is Mean to Me

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Rodman PhD

Black Sheep writes: My mom and siblings have "self-diagnosed" themselves as Highly-Sensitive People (HSPs), so they expect everyone to treat them as...

The Me, Me, Me of Social Media Might Make You End Up Alone, Alone, Alone

Michael Jascz | Posted 07.01.2015 | Media
Michael Jascz

Narcissism can prevent us from having healthy relationships, but with the proliferation of social media sites and the rewarding of narcissistic behavior, we must be careful not to let online self-centeredness bleed into our reality.