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An Exercise in Private Enjoyment

Rachel Ryan | Posted 04.14.2014 | Media
Rachel Ryan

I was overcome with the uncommon calmness of being alone. Naturally, upon realizing and appreciating my solitary contentedness, I felt compelled to share the moment with the masses.

Here's A Warning To Anyone Dating A Narcissist

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 04.11.2014 | Divorce

There are a ton of articles out there highlighting the downsides to dating a narcissist and now a new reason can be added to the list: a new study say...

It's Okay If You Don't Read This: My Indifference to Likes, Views, Shares and Re-Tweets

Tyson Hartnett | Posted 04.08.2014 | Media
Tyson Hartnett

In the newspaper era, regardless of how many people liked/disliked an article, the reporter or writer would still put out the best quality content that they could.

Why 'Conscious Co-Parenting' Isn't For Everyone

Virginia Gilbert, MFT | Posted 04.10.2014 | Divorce
Virginia Gilbert, MFT

Trying to establish consistency between homes is hard enough with two reasonable people; it is next to impossible when one person is hard-wired for chaos.

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

Elizabeth Lunbeck | Posted 04.08.2014 | 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 Ugly Truth About Our Obsession With Selfies

Donna Highfill | Posted 04.08.2014 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

I have run into at least 10 people recently who have stopped on fast-moving, heavily-populated sidewalks to take a #selfie. There is no historical building behind them, no beautiful landscape, no real reason to take a picture of themselves other than the fact that they can reverse the camera on the phone, gaze at their own visage, and then share it on social media so the rest of the world can gaze upon it as well.

The Charm Before the Storm

Melissa Schenker | Posted 04.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Schenker

In my work with people who are coming to terms with the realization that they are close to a narcissist either in their personal life or work life, I'...

It Was The Best of Times, The Most Indulgent of Times

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.02.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Young Americans have gotten a fair share of criticism in recent decades. For the harshest critics, it's a generation of narcissistic brats. Have they been spoiled by indulgent, overprotective parents, who lavished their kids with unearned praise? Or perhaps it's something else entirely.

The Top 10 Signs You Might Be a Taker

Adam Grant | Posted 03.21.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

Evidence shows that we think we're superior to others in every domain: We believe we're smarter, more attractive, more likable, and more skilled at a wide range of tasks, from math to leadership. For a long time, I hoped these narcissistic tendencies wouldn't extend to the domain of giving and helping. I was wrong.

To Trust or Not to Trust

Melissa Schenker | Posted 03.12.2014 | Women
Melissa Schenker

Instead of "trusting" someone, think about trusting that person to be who they are. Then trust in your ability to be OK with that person as they are.

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

Melissa Schenker | Posted 02.28.2014 | 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.

Is Living With a Narcissistic Parent Damaging to Your Kids?

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 02.27.2014 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

There is some evidence that children raised by a narcissist can adopt some of their personality characteristics such as self-centeredness, inflated sense of entitlement and lack of empathy.

5 Surefire Signs Someone You Care About Is A Narcissist

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 02.24.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Narcissists are among the most difficult people with whom to have a relationship, be it personal or professional, because no matter what you do or say it isn't enough to feed their never-ending desire for admiration and applause.

Amanda L. Chan

18 Signs You're Dealing With A Narcissist | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 02.04.2014 | 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...

History Lesson: No, Narcissism Does Not Benefit Leadership

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 03.29.2014 | Business
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

The narcissist's obsession with being right, first and special destroys an essential sensitivity to the array of relationship intricacies and nuances that every good leader must nurture.

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.

It's Easy to Get Hooked By a Narcissist

Melissa Schenker | Posted 03.25.2014 | Women
Melissa Schenker

There's something about charming aloofness that just snags the attention. We may just chalk it up to the human foible of the sort that makes young women fall for the bad boy. But have you ever really wondered what it's about?

5 Reasons Why Receiving Is Harder Than Giving

John Amodeo, PhD | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
John Amodeo, PhD

We may be uncomfortable receiving if it came with strings attached when growing up. We may have received compliments only when we accomplished something, like winning at sports or achieving good grades. If we sensed that we weren't being accepted for who we are but rather for our achievements and accomplishments, we may not feel safe to receive.

Can America Ever Regain Its Exceptionalism?

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

The myth of American Exceptionalism stems from the idea that the U.S. was the product of an immaculate conception -- a virgin, fertile continent bordered by two vast oceans and free of the foibles and follies of the old counties in Europe.

Chemistry and Attraction: When It's Healthy and When It's Not

Joyce Marter | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Joyce Marter

When individuals with healthy emotional backgrounds meet, the irresistible "love force" creates a sustainable, reciprocal and stable relationship. C...

Narcissists May Be More Likely To Be Leaders (But Not Necessarily Good Ones)

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Narcissists are more likely to hold leadership positions, but that doesn't necessarily make them more successful leaders, according to a new study in ...

The Plight of the Aging Narcissist

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 03.15.2014 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

A narcissist's desire to be the center of attention and praise can create challenges in adjusting to the passing years. Society's association between youth and beauty can lead people preoccupied with their appearance feeling vulnerable. The question is whether, and how, they meet this challenge.

The Dark Side of Executive Narcissism: How CEOs Destroy Companies' Reputation and Employee Morale

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D. | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business
Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D.

If we can educate organizations, in particular board members, on the virtues of humility and the destructive consequences of narcissistic and charismatic leadership, we may see a smaller proportion of entitled, arrogant, and fraudulent CEOs -- to everyone's benefit.

Why Fame Makes Mindfulness Difficult

Posted 12.20.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Meditation is a well-documented favorite pastime of global celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Barbara Walters, but clinical psychologist Donna Rockwel...

What We Can Learn About Our Own Lives From Celebrity Narcissism

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 02.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The great thing about celebrity narcissism is that we hold the clicker. When we've had enough, we can simply move on to another distraction. In our lives, the closer the narcissist is, the hard it is to escape the vortex.