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Narcissists Are Lonely Little Creatures

Science of Us | Posted 10.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

By Drake Baer The presidential rise of Donald Trump has thrust Wendy Behary’s field into the national spotlight: She’s the author of “Disarming...

Reinventing Codependency/Recovering From Self-Love Deficit Disorder

Ross A. Rosenberg | Posted 07.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Ross A. Rosenberg

Codependency No More! How to Recover from Self-Love Deficit Disorder Ross Rosenberg has pioneered 15 principles that help his patients resolve the...

6 Personality Types You Should Avoid At Work | Joann Pan | Posted 07.18.2016 | OWN


The 5 Most Dangerous Myths About Narcissism (Part 2)

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 07.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Craig Malkin

A few weeks ago, I shared part one of the five most dangerous myths about narcissism. As I prepared to post part two, a sixth myth occurred to me (a l...

The Secret To Spotting Subtle Narcissists

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 06.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Craig Malkin

Subtle narcissism is marked by an entitlement surge -- those moments when a normally understanding friend or partner or coworker angrily behaves as if the world owes them. It's usually triggered by a sudden fear that their special status has been threatened in some way.

Child of Narcissists Goes from 'Death-Dealer' to Healer

Julia Hall | Posted 06.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Julia Hall

Charlotte was seven years old when she became in her words the "death dealer" on her family's makeshift farm. At her mother's insistence, the family m...

Raised By Narcissists? Why You Can't Afford the Wrong Therapist

Julia Hall | Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Julia Hall

If you grew up having the adults meant to love and nurture you use them against you you're probably especially vulnerable to such treatment as an adult. Unfortunately for many sufferers of narcissistic trauma, looking for support from a therapist can be hazardous terrain.

Dealing with Bullies in Marriage -- and Divorce

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 09.16.2016 | Divorce
Beth Cone Kramer

If you decide to divorce a bully, you'll need a support system for suggestions as well as a place to vent and brainstorm ideas. You'll need professional and emotional resources, a counselor, lawyer, consultants, as well as friends on your side.

A Psychologist's Open Letter to U.S. Voters

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 08.19.2016 | 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.

The Key to Spotting Hidden Narcissists

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 07.26.2016 | OWN
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...

How To Deal With The Narcissist In Your Life

Posted 12.23.2014 | OWN

The author of The Narcissist Next Door: Understanding the Monster in Your Family, in Your Office, in Your Bed -- in Your World explains how to deal......

7 Strategies for Dealing With the Narcissist You Love

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Craig Malkin

If you've tried a more loving approach to sharing what hurts in your relationship, and the narcissist in your life still won't soften, you truly have done everything you can.

5 Common Myths About Narcissism And Why They're Totally Wrong (NEW BOOK)

Elizabeth Lunbeck | Posted 06.08.2014 | Books
Elizabeth Lunbeck

Yes, narcissism can be healthy. Most people assume the reverse--that narcissism is an execrable trait and that it's associated with pathology. This is hardly surprising. Narcissism has been demonized in the press and popular media since the 1970s

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.

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.

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).

5 Early Warning Signs You're With A Narcissist

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 07.30.2013 | Women
Dr. Craig Malkin

The most glaring problems are easy to spot -- but if you get too hung up on the obvious traits, you can easily miss the subtle (and often more common) features that allow a narcissist to sneak into your life and wreak havoc.

Are You Raising a Narcissist?

Jeffrey Dill | Posted 04.21.2013 | Parents
Jeffrey Dill

Are you raising a narcissistic child? According to psychologists, there has been a sharp increase in narcissism in the United States.

Narcissists and Children of Narcissists: Yes, It Is Getting Worse!

Vivian Norris | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Vivian Norris

I believe people have much to teach us and that we truly are equals. I was raised to believe that people, given the chance, can make something of themselves. But I do not value someone being wealthy or having stuff or having power as being successful.

Are Narcissists Better At Reading Minds?

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 04.22.2012 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

Andrew Whiten and Richard Byrne argue that primate intelligence stems from "Machiavellian Intelligence" -- the ability to manipulate and deceive others in the competition for scarce resources. According to this view, manipulative tendencies co-evolved with mind-reading ability.

The Dark Side of the Political Personality Redux: Weiner, Schwarzenegger, and Edwards

Joel Weinberger | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics
Joel Weinberger

Both Schwarzenegger and Weiner are attracted to risk or they would not have chosen the professions they did. Nor would they have engaged in the behaviors that are the subject of this column.

How To Protect Yourself From Narcissists

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

It is highly unlikely that the narcissist nearest you will ever find the need to change. If anything is to shift, it will come from you. Your first step is to realize that you deserve to treat yourself in a worthy manner.

Do Narcissists Know They Are Narcissists?

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Barry Kaufman

How can narcissists maintain their inflated self-image even though they know full well how they are perceived by others? Researchers suggest a few intriguing possibilities.

The Challenge Of Aging In A Narcissistic World

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Aging has never been a walk in the park, but doing so in today's world is a challenge few us were prepared for.

Narcissists More Likely To Cheat On Tests: Study

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Narcissistic college students are more likely to cheat on tests, a new study reports. According to Science Blog, narcissists are inclined to cheat...