A long and detailed article called I heart me: Our extreme 24/7 cult of the self in the Mail&Guardian (Narcissism: Surviving the Self-Involved is mentioned) focuses on how social media has fueled a new level of "me-ness." From the article: "It’s all about Me, where we’ve come to believe everything we say, do and think [...]
News & Reflections
I'm more and more of the opinion that people have gotten so "skilled" at projecting a certain image of how they want to see themselves to the public via the web and social media that when it comes down to really doing the work or being who they really are they are often at a [...]
Texas journalist Ruth Pennebaker, creator of the award-winning Fabulous Geezer Sisters blog about, in part, living a life void of game playing and false pretenses. She interviewed me about the first 30 days of recovery. About Surviving the Narcissist; 30 Days of Recovery she writes: "...it’s a deceptively simple book on taking care of yourself [...]
Award-winning blogger and New York Times best-selling author and journalist Alisa Bowman interviews me about relationships in her post How To Stay Married to a Narcissist on the site Project: Happily Ever After. Her questions include: Assuming you are married to a narcissist, is divorce the only option? and How does someone live with a [...]
Anyone can be a jerk. You don't have to have a "diagnosis" to be one. Author and journalist Ruth Pennebaker writes about her own revelation in this matter, and how when she revealed her own concern about being not-her-best self, what happened: Read it here: "On not being one of those people."
The term narcissist has become somewhat diluted. We call people narcissists who are rude or pushy, and those who blather on about themselves without asking about anyone else. Sure, they might ultimately be "narcissists" but true narcissistic personality disorder is rare. What's not rare, however, is the manifestation of narcissistic traits. A critical mass of [...]
I read the story. I shook my head. Then I nodded. Then I shook my head again. If you ask, will a narcissist tell you he or she is a narcissist? According to a new article in the journal PLOS ONE titled Development and Validation of the Single Item Narcissism Scale (SINS) that is comprised [...]
How does narcissism look in a love relationship? What does it feel like? How do we know if what we are feeling are the effects of narcissism? New York Times Best Selling author and creator of the award-winning marriage blog, Project: Happily Ever After (with a memoir of the same name) and I discuss the [...]
In Surviving the Self-Involved, I write about cultivating (in ourselves) compassion for the narcissist. The person with narcissism is ill. And, if we are in relationship, we have been affected, and may be contributing to the uneasy patterns of behavior. With all the pain they inflict on others, it can be easy to forget that [...]
Those are the words of Christopher Barry, PhD, a psychology professor at the University of Southern Mississippi in the article from Monitor on Psychology, on the American Psychological Association's website. The cover story is written by Sadie F. Dingfelder, and titled "Reflecting on Narcissism."