News & Reflections

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 [...]

I recently wrote about narcissism for Jane Boursaws television and movie online magazine Reel Life With Jane. I noted in the piece that, "when it comes to the creative process of character development in movies, books, even shorter pieces, it’s interesting that the more extreme the personality, the better. In real life, however, this is [...]

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