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Narcissism is easy to misunderstand. Many people believe that the narcissist is deeply in love with himself or herself—the true self, that is. If the narcissist is in love with anything, it's the image of himself. The narcissist is in love with the image of the self he or she has created. That image is [...]

The many masks faces of narcissism. This is a really, really good post from Dr. Anita Kelly's Psychology Today blog, Insight. It's about narcissism and it's titled, "Who Falls for Dishonest People? Not Who You'd Expect" An excerpt: "If you are an honest person with a narcissistic partner, I hope you can forgive yourself for [...]

At the intersection of writing and narcissism, this article in The New Yorker (though excellent and compelling and important) nauseated me - and for good reason.  The title of the piece, Seduce the Whole World: Gordon Lish’s Workshop, written by Carla Blumenkranz, is a must-read for any writer, any artist, any student who puts their [...]

I have grown to really dislike the Comments section in many online sites. Even respect news sites, sometimes, have comments that I wish I could un-see. I can't stand the cruelty, the purposeful nastiness, the fight-picking, superiority...the list goes on. It sucks my energy, like a parasite. Like, perhaps, a narcissist? Certainly like a sadist. [...]

This post from the Harvard Business Review, written by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, an international authority in personality profiling, provides a pitch perfect assessment of how narcissistic traits transfer to the workplace where, at one time or another, we've all been confronted with a narcissist (or two) - as a coworker, HR manager, supervisor or owner of [...]

The Hypersensitive Narcissism Scale (HSNS) was developed by Holly M. Hendin and Jonathan M. Cheek over 15 years ago.  A blog over at Scientific American highlights this scale in a post by Barry Kaufman called 23 Signs You’re Secretly a Narcissist Masquerading as a Sensitive Introvert. In Narcissism: Surviving the Self-Involved, I write about narcissists who [...]

STRONGER EVERY DAY Thoughts, Meditations and Ideas to Help You Overcome the Effects of Narcissism ~♥~ The companion to Narcissism: Surviving the Self-Involved, STRONGER EVERY DAY, also by Meredith Resnick, will offer readers a single idea to ponder throughout the day. These ideas will come in different forms, so the format is interesting, intuitive, varied [...]

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