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Narcissists

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...

Why It's So Hard To Say 'No' To A Narcissist

Judith Acosta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta

You'd think that saying "no" would be a simple thing. It has a quick meaning and only two letters. It has a strong survival component, and we literally can't live without it. So why does it pose so many problems?

The Art Of Spotting Narcissists

Judith Acosta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta

Because our culture puts such a premium on niceness, charm, and pleasure, ordinary, good people are put at a disadvantage when it comes to discernment.

The Stuff That CEOs Are Made Of

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

today, I find myself wondering what life must be like for those who must work for her full-time. Whatever power it is she possesses, they should probably bottle it and teach it at Wharton.

Why Jerks Run The World

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

It was by demonstrating all the pushy, aggressive, ill-tempered and self-aggrandizing portions of my personality that I showed my qualification for proper treatment in that establishment.