narcissisim

During any political season we see MANY personality traits on parade. In this New York Times piece, Robert Klitzman, a professor of psychiatry and the director of the bioethics master’s program at Columbia University, ask if therapists should analyze and publicly “diagnose” these candidates. He begins when a journalist asks him what he thinks (from a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]