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Apologies and Their Complexities

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

To acknowledge imperfections, some of us have to confront our idealized image, a narcissistic view of the self that dictates we must be perfect. In this case, a mistake and the need to apologize, can be experienced as like a blemish that needs to be hidden.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Trap for Leaders: How Power Impacts the Brain and Relationships

Robert Hall | Posted 03.28.2015 | Business
Robert Hall

The growing need for engaged, productive stakeholders is not filled magically. It requires a specific, intentional brand of leading - Relational Leadership.

The Term Homophobia Is Improper

Mark Baer | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
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Mark Baer

Religion aside, I firmly believe that those who argue that homosexuality is a choice do so in order to justify senseless beatings of gays and lesbians, and continued discrimination and mistreatment against them. I also believe without a doubt that it is a choice to be a nasty human being.

Narcissism Really Isn't Self-Love: Desperately Seeking Self...

Melissa Schenker | Posted 04.30.2014 | Women
Melissa Schenker

One of the concepts that really makes a mess of things is the idea that narcissists love themselves to the exclusion of all others. The term that summarizes that is "self-love." The problem is that narcissism is NOT self love.

Amanda L. Chan

18 Ways To Spot A Narcissist | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 08.14.2015 | Healthy Living

Chances are, you've encountered a narcissist. You know, that friend who somehow manages to revert every topic of conversation back to himself; the col...

He's Justin Bieber: Or So He's Been Told

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 03.26.2014 | Entertainment
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Celebrity is a narcissistic business. Since Bieber entered the business, his career has grown at the hands of music executives who stood to make a profit on his popularity, not his mental health.

Son of 'Random Notes and Fripperies'

Tom Alderman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy
Tom Alderman

Something you won't see in the Alcoholics Anonymous handbook: while staying at the White House during WWII, legendary British Prime Minister Churchil...

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...

We May Be Conceited, But Are We Narcissistic?

Lauren Taylor Shute | Posted 07.29.2013 | College
Lauren Taylor Shute

We enter the workforce and expect our bosses to cater to us as our parents have, we Snapchat selfies to our friends, we post pictures of our food. But does that make us narcissistic?

Timothy Stenovec

Facebook Wants To Make You An Even Bigger Narcissist Than You Already Are | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 04.12.2013 | Technology

It seems strangely fitting that in the same week that disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner signaled a desire to get back into politics, Facebook relea...

The 'Unschooling' Movement: Good Parenting or UNparenting?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 02.02.2013 | Parents
Lorraine Devon Wilke

The subject of parenting could possibly be the most discussed, debated, written about, studied, analyzed and frustrating practice in all of human experience.

18 Relationship Red Flags

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Over the many years of working with thousands of people looking to find a committed relationship, I've discovered numerous red flags that may indicate future problems.

Why Narcissists Have The Edge In Job Interviews

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 04.10.2012 | Healthy Living

Who likes a narcissist? Well, according to a new study, job interviewers do. Researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln found that narc...

Big Men on Campus, Beware: Your Ego May Be Harming You

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 04.10.2012 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the sickest of them all? A new study says it might be the guys who are always looking in the mirror!