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Is Self-Interest Healthy or Narcissism?

Melissa Schenker | Posted 02.04.2014 | Business
Melissa Schenker

Have you ever heard things like, "We're all a bit narcissistic, aren't we?" or "A little narcissism is healthy," or "Isn't everyone, at essence, a nar...

How To Make Yourself Happy (It's Not What You Think!)

Hippo Reads | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Hippo Reads

What does self-deception mean? As RadioLab's story suggests, self-deceivers are not only more successful, but often happier. Go figure.

Why Take the High Road When Dealing With a Narcissist?

Melissa Schenker | Posted 01.24.2014 | Women
Melissa Schenker

It is inevitable that the narcissist in your life will irritate you. A narcissist won't listen, will talk too much, will never ask what will work for you.

Codependency, Don't Dance!

Ross A. Rosenberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ross A. Rosenberg

The inherently dysfunctional "codependency dance" requires two opposite but distinctly balanced partners: the pleaser/fixer (codependent) and the take...

Working With a Narcissist? Tips to Identify the Signs

Melissa Schenker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Melissa Schenker

If you are having problems with someone at work, or you're hearing troubling things about an employee, you may be encountering a narcissist. It's useful to know the basic signs that can clue you in to get more information.

The Spiritual Crisis Underlying American Politics

John Amodeo, PhD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
John Amodeo, PhD

While it is obvious to anyone who graduated from sixth grade that America is reeling from a chronic political crises, it may not be as apparent that the disabling political warfare is fueled by an underlying spiritual crisis.

The Narcissist in Your Life: The Best Teacher You'll Ever Have

Melissa Schenker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Schenker

I became a student of the narcissist, and you can, too. You'll come to understand that a narcissist has a way of being that is different from yours, and you'll find ways to interact or create distance that work for you, rather than exhaust you or put you at risk.

A Narcissist in the Workplace: Does It Matter?

Melissa Schenker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Melissa Schenker

If there is a narcissist in your workplace, the costs and benefits may need to be teased out. This process may need to take place as people and projects realign.

Are Selfies Ruining Your Relationships?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 12.01.2013 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The trick with selfies may be to look at why you're taking them -- and what they do for you. Posting affirming selfies can be empowering. But they can also help reinforce the idea that what matters most in this world is how things, and people, look.

Why Men's Self-Esteem Drops When Their Romantic Partners Succeed

Douglas LaBier | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

Taken together, these findings indirectly reveal a significant upheaval and transformation underway, regarding what men have traditionally learned to define as "manhood" and "success" in our culture.

Guilt: I'm Breaking Up With You

Cara Paiuk | Posted 11.27.2013 | Parents
Cara Paiuk

Guilt is simply a manifestation of lack of self-confidence in your choices. You either say to hell with everyone else or you enter the hell of self-doubt.

The 5 Different Ways We Lie

Lisa Firestone | Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

When it comes to the truth, it's important to think about whether you want people to trust you. This world may not be perfect, nor the truth always easy to take, but you can find peace and freedom in the security of knowing that the world you've created around you is as real as it gets.

Can Narcissists Change?

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Craig Malkin

As a therapist, I've seen firsthand that changing relational patterns often transforms even the most inflexible "trait" into something softer, gentler -- not a fixed feature, but a protection that eventually yields to touch and intimacy in all the ways one would hope.

It's Never Too Late to Be Who You Might Have Been (Hope for Codependents)

Ross A. Rosenberg | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Ross A. Rosenberg

You know you desperately want to be released from the shackles of self-doubt, self-loathing and fear. You, and only you, can make the determination to walk down a new path in life that will certainly bring you to happiness, serenity and improved self-esteem.

23 Signs You're Secretly a Narcissist Masquerading as a Sensitive Introvert

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 10.30.2013 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

While introversion, sensitivity, and narcissism are all partially separate traits, hypersensitive covert narcissists are more likely to report that they are introverted and sensitive.

7 Great Tips For Parenting 'Emerging Adults'

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 10.30.2013 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

By the time you're in your 50s or beyond, you expect that your heavy-duty parenting is nearing an end. If your kids are between the ages of 18 to 29, a period called 'emerging adulthood,' you most likely expect that they'll gradually become more and more independent and your official empty nest period can get underway.

The Wealthy Are Not Narcissists Despite New Report

Steve Siebold | Posted 10.27.2013 | Business
Steve Siebold

The negative projections and derogatory labels placed on the rich are endless. One of the most common is that the rich are cocky, arrogant people who think they're better than everyone else.

New Science Explains Why He's So Narcissistic

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.26.2013 | Business

The rich just love to look at themselves in the mirror. And that's only one of many signs that they're more narcissistic than everyone else, according...

WATCH: I Was Married To A Chronic Liar

Posted 08.21.2013 | Divorce

While honesty and good communication are pillars in any healthy relationship, stretching the truth is an all-too-human impulse. During a HuffPost Live...

Narcissistic Nation: Why Egotists Are NOT the Real Deal

Connie Dieken | Posted 10.05.2013 | Business
Connie Dieken

The news is full of people who are full of themselves: Mayoral wannabe and serial sexter Anthony Weiner, San Diego mayor and alleged serial pervert Bo...

What Millennials Really Want Out of Work

Adam Grant | Posted 10.02.2013 | Business
Adam Grant

The jury is still out on whether narcissism has in fact grown from one generation to the next. Frankly, it's hard to make any valid, reliable statements about what millions of people who happened to born in the same two decades have in common.

Power, Bad Behavior and Who We Are

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Mark Rubinstein

Is it worrisome that our federal government is paralyzed in partisan deadlock? Have we so little expectation of officeholders that we view politics as simply a sideshow; and if we vote at all, do we pull the lever based on nothing more than name recognition?

How To Avoid Emotionally Abusive Relationships

Pamela Dussault | Posted 09.21.2013 | Divorce
Pamela Dussault

While I am a big believer in following your heart, I'm wise enough to know sometimes a little practicality is necessary for a happy and healthy relationship.

Mr. Rogers, Evil? Really?

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 09.07.2013 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

Our children are special, and our love for them is unconditional. Over time, we help them learn that success (and happiness) is earned -- by sustaining good relationships and hard work. Fred Rogers would undoubtedly agree.

The Narcissism Epidemic: Do You Know the Warning Signs?

Tina Swithin | Posted 08.27.2013 | Celebrity
Tina Swithin

There is a certain degree of self-love that is healthy. However, there is a line that separates healthy narcissism from the uberly toxic Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD).