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What Trump's Popularity Says About America's Narcissism

Psyched in San Francisco | Posted 11.25.2015 | Entertainment
Psyched in San Francisco

We as a nation are terrified of feeling small, worthless, and (inter)dependent on others, so we tend to latch ourselves to leaders who promise power, strength, and complete control. That's the Donald Trump/America romance.

Moving on After a Love Relationship With a Narcissist

Karyl McBride, Ph.D., LMFT | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Karyl McBride, Ph.D., LMFT

THE ARMOR OF HEALING If you have been in a love relationship with a narcissist, you will likely find that you will need a period of healing and traum...

11 Tell-Tale Signs Dad Is A Narcissist

Divorced Moms | Posted 11.11.2015 | Divorce
Divorced Moms

Is it possible that you were raised by someone with narcissistic traits? And if so, why is it important?

Here’s Why Narcissism Isn’t Necessarily A Bad Thing

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.10.2015 | Healthy Living

You’ve read the horror stories about what it’s like to be married to a narcissist, be parented by a narcissist or be friends with a narci...

Why A Little Narcissism Can Be Healthy

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on John, a 34-year-old biochemist, had come to me for help with his marriage. “It’s my wife, Lyn...

In Defense Of Facebook Bragging

Allison Gauss | Posted 10.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Allison Gauss

We love to complain about friends who constantly post about their fabulous relationships, jobs, and experiences on social media, but research shows these expressions of gratitude can actually make people happier.

What It's Like To Fall In Love With A Narcissist

YourTango | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living

The man who loved me reached into my chest, pulled out my heart, and meticulously repaired all that was broken. Then, without warning, he threw it with the speed of a professional pitcher.

Don't Let Fear Turn You Into an A**hole

Jessica Barrett | Posted 10.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jessica Barrett

(I typically don't use vulgarity in my writing, but at times, there are few words that provide the same impact. Indulge me for just a minute.) I've h...

When Your Love Is Not Enough

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 10.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

We can never love someone enough for them to feel loved within if they are not loving themselves.

6 Ways To Know You Were Raised By Narcissists

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.12.2015 | Healthy Living

To outsiders, your dad is a larger-than-life social magnet who attracts people from all walks of life. Or your mom is the perfect woman, always ...

Divorcing a Narcissist: 5 Top Tips

Bari Zell Weinberger, Esq. | Posted 10.06.2015 | Divorce
Bari Zell Weinberger, Esq.

Controlling, combative, and rarely contrite, a narcissist can turn an unpleasant divorce into a full-blown nightmare -- unless you know the legal secrets for keeping this arrogant personality type in check.

Are You Often Trying to Prove Your Love?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 10.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Melanie was no longer exhausted and depleted, nor was she getting sick so often. By defining her own goodness, she no longer felt that she had to prove her love to anyone. She knew she was a loving person and she knew that she deserved to be treated with caring and respect.

Are You a Trash Can for Others' Negativity?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 09.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

If you are really honest with yourself, you will find that it's not worth it -- that you deserve better than to be a trash can for others' negativity.

The Narcissism Behind Our Use of Animals

Noah Manne | Posted 09.21.2015 | Green
Noah Manne

Narcissism has become a defining feature of the human species. While it is a "sick" way of being in the world, it is maladaptive, not absolute. We each can continue to adapt. By choosing to change the way we think and behave, we each can heal what ails the larger organism of which we are a part so we all can be healthier in all ways.

This One Question Can Reveal If Someone's A Narcissist

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 09.18.2015 | Healthy Living

  You probably know a person who consistently talks about himself and his great achievements. The amount of time this type can go on ab...

Is Donald Trump A Narcissist -- Or A Bully? Here's What Psychologists Say

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.19.2015 | Science

The Donald was at it again during Wednesday's Republican debate, with his usual questionable claims, insults, not-so-humble brags and bizarre ramblin...

10 Signs It's Time to Let Go and Move On

Lisa Dubino | Posted 09.16.2015 | Women
Lisa Dubino

There were many, many signs that this wasn't the guy for me but I needed to be 110 percent sure that it was time to move on. Here's a list of the top ten red flags from my relationship.

Point and Shoot: The Antisocial Media

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 09.14.2015 | Media
Paul Spector, M.D.

Vester Lee Flanagan (aka Bryce Williams) an unsuccessful TV reporter, recently made his final broadcast. His wish to be seen, to have a documented life, was fulfilled. In his last performance he played actor, director, cinematographer, writer, biographer, apologist and assassin.

We'll Tire of Trump's Narcissism, Eventually

Gautam Mukunda | Posted 09.13.2015 | Entertainment
Gautam Mukunda

His first impression long ago faded away. By contrast, even though Trump has been famous since the 1980s, this is most voters' first real exposure to him as a Presidential candidate. His narcissistic aura has not yet worn off. Thankfully, narcissism is a wasting asset

Does Knowledge Create Ego in Humans?

Gurdeep Pandher | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Gurdeep Pandher

In the end, with universal education attainment being indisputably an important goal to achieve in order to achieve equality and eliminate poverty, it all comes down to the individual and what they choose to do with the powers they are given.

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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