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Narcissism

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 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living
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.

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!).