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Narcissism

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.

5 Signs You're Dealing With a H.Y.M.N (Hypocritical, Yelling, Martyr Narcassist)

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 06.26.2015 | Women
Lulu Salavegsen

Every victim needs a villain. Chose to be a survivor, a champion of your own soul and realize that everyone makes mistakes and does stupid things. It allows you a little permission to lose your own shit once in awhile when a HYMN throws down.

The Dating Reminder Middle-Aged Women Still Need To Hear

Joe Seldner | Posted 06.24.2015 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

A few months ago, I was on a 'dating over 50' panel intended to offer male perspectives to an entirely female audience. I tend to be pretty direct, and believe if women want the male perspective, I should offer it warts and all. Foolishly, I figured that's what they wanted.

What It's Like To Be The Child Of A Narcissist

Michelle Combs | Posted 06.23.2015 | Fifty
Michelle Combs

There is one thing at which I am an expert. I am an expert at being the adult child of a narcissist. I have had decades of experience. Here are the basics.

You're So Vain, You Probably Think That Tweet Was About You...

Lacey Johnson | Posted 06.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Lacey Johnson

We see through the transparency of the games others play online. Everyone knows better, yet we do it anyway. It's okay, though. Each of us are products of this social media-driven generation and, therefore, oftentimes slaves to our egos. So put your narcissistic hand in mine. We're in this together.

Are You Vitamin L (Love) Deficient? 10 Steps to Solve It

Ross A. Rosenberg | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Ross A. Rosenberg

Only with an understanding of Vitamin L Deficiency Disorder can one proceed with the appropriate treatment of it. It is this author's opinion that vitamin love deficiency can be successfully treated with trauma-based psychotherapy treatment strategies.

A Big Myth About How To Spot A Narcissist

AARP Life Reimagined | Sarah Mahoney | Posted 05.29.2015 | Fifty

Anyone looking to size someone up—whether it’s a first date, a job candidate, or a networking contact—has probably balked when a person uses “...

Divorce Made Me a Narcissist

Laura Robinson | Posted 05.27.2015 | Divorce
Laura Robinson

Divorce made me into a narcissist. How could it not have happened? My divorce forced me to focus on my survival. As a result, I was consumed by me, me, and me... and, one day, I realized I had major narcissistic traits.

Selfie World

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 05.22.2015 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

Walking through Times Square as quickly as possible, I was astonished to see about 1,000 people all clustered and staring up at something. You don't often seen 1,000 people all staring at a single spot. Something big must have been happening. I turned to look. What they were all staring at, what had grabbed their attention, was... themselves.

Why Parental Praise Doesn't Create Narcissists -- and What Does

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 05.27.2015 | Parents
Dr. Craig Malkin

Go ahead and tell your kids they're special as much as you like. Celebrate their accomplishments and let them see the proud gleam in your eyes, but make sure they know you adore them for who they are, regardless of whether or not they win or succeed.

Soaring Beyond The Self

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

I had changed. Now, envisioning myself like a newly hatched chick perceiving the light for the first time, I sensed my place as a tiny being, born to imbibe and attempt to understand the world, in contrast to experiencing myself at the center of it.

The Narcissism Debate: Is It Selfish to Love Yourself?

Lindsey Smith | Posted 05.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Lindsey Smith

Just like on an airplane when the attendants say you must put your own oxygen mask on before you help others, it's kind of the same thing with self-love. The more you embrace self-love and carry the empathy that comes along with it, the more aware you become of both yourself and others

What Is Image-based Social Media Doing To The Lives Of Teens?

BritChick Paris | Posted 06.27.2015 | Parents
BritChick Paris

rands, celebrities and opinion-formers have a moral responsibility to show the truth -- that NO ONE has unblemished skin and that cellulite happens to everyone (even sex symbols!).

Forget Co-Parenting With a Narcissist and Do This Instead

Linda Esposito, LCSW | Posted 06.27.2015 | Divorce
Linda Esposito, LCSW

Vow to be calm, pleasant and non-emotional. A Herculean task, if ever there was one, but if your ex is gaining emotional intensity and threatening to take you along for the ride, someone's got to consider the impact on the kids.

What Your Facebook Use Reveals About Your Personality

Amy Morin | Posted 06.20.2015 | Technology
Amy Morin

Although we may think we're masking our insecurities or portraying ourselves in the most favorable light, our behavior on social media reveals more than we might think.

If You're Dealing With A Narcissistic Ex, Read This

Divorced Moms | Posted 06.14.2015 | Divorce
Divorced Moms

Beware of the narcissistic vortex

What Do Selfies, Vampires and Zombies Have in Common?

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Rea Nolan Martin

The day our selfies accurately reflect our inner lives is the day we become an integrated species. This is the day the Shadow recedes and the Self of higher awareness shows up. It's a day worth waiting for. The struggle is right before us, projected on our computers, phones, TV screens and in new genres of literature dedicated to the paranormal underbelly.

Have You Lost Your Child to a Smartphone?

Nancy Colier | Posted 06.07.2015 | Parents
Nancy Colier

I write a lot about personal technology and invariably, every time I do, I receive a similar comment in return. The comment, boiled down, is this: Technology is here to stay; get over it or learn to live with it.

How To Know When You're Talking To A Narcissist

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.10.2015 | Science

Talking about yourself all the time might make you a jerk, but it doesn't necessarily make you a narcissist. Although it may seem logical to assume...

Are You Sleeping With a Narcissist?

Marilyn O'Malley | Posted 05.31.2015 | 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 05.31.2015 | 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 05.29.2015 | 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 05.21.2015 | 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.