Narcissism

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Life's Extremes: Pathological Liar vs. Straight Shooter

In this weekly series, LiveScience examines the psychology and sociology of opposite human behavior and personality types.<p>Lying — like it or not — is …

Psychology

Is it possible to recover from narcissism?

What it really takes to ditch the self-absorbed and avoid adopting their bad habits<p>It’s probably not normal to ask a new friend to take the notorious Dark Triad Personality Test on a mobile phone in a dimly lit wine bar with bad Wi-Fi on your third time hanging out. However, this did not deter me …

Liberal POV

New psychology study finds pronoun use can be an indicator of a strong, healthy relationship

Achieving marital quality could seem daunting, even impossible to any couple, let alone a couple in which one of the partners is dealing with a …

Is Mental Illness the Rule Rather than the Exception?

When we hear about the number of people who struggle with psychiatric disorders, the most common quote is 1 in 5 for any given year. This statistic …

Parenting practices play a central role in the development of narcissism, study finds

Parenting style plays an important role in the extent to which offspring develop narcissistic personality traits later in life, according to a study …

Psychology

Hi Genny<p>It dropped into my inbox with all the rest: "Ann, I am going crazy. I know I shouldn't love him, want him or care, but I am desperately in …

Dating Issues with a Narcissist

<i>Dating,porn,trust,being a good partner – this slice of life essay has it all. Genders have issues – we all know it – this just brings a few things</i> …

Relationships

Getting Real With A Jerk and How My GFE Saved Me

Getting Real With A Jerk and How My GFE Saved Me Sometimes you have to be blunt with your friends to get the message across.I refer to GFE here which …

Relationships

Donald Trump: The Narcissistic-Abusive Father Of Our Country

<b>How to Cope with the Chronic Anxiety of Feeling Abused</b><p><i>As experienced therapists, we wrote this article to help readers understand what they might be experiencing based on observed behavior of Donald Trump. We respect all political beliefs and preferences, but believe we can offer useful advice to</i> …

The psychiatrist who wrote the guide to personality disorders says diagnosing Trump is “bullshit”

Allen Frances is a psychiatrist who wrote the rules for diagnosing personality disorders in the <i>Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders</i>. The <i>DSM</i> is the No. 1 tool mental health professionals have for making diagnoses.<p>Frances, a professor emeritus at Duke, doesn’t mince words about what …

Psychiatry

I Asked a Psychopath How to Stop Caring About Rejection - Vice

I recently went on a date with a beautiful and smart girl who laughed at all my jokes and then never replied to my texts. I walked away from the date thinking <i>nailed it!</i> while I guess she walked away thinking <i>he didn't nail that.</i> I mean, who knows what she actually thought—but I spent the next few …

University of California

Childhood Roots of Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Can you tell if a child is a budding narcissist? Warning signs that self-worth is getting dangerous.

Psychology

Is It Wrong To Be A Victim?

Why everyone can’t just “move on” and “choose a happy future”<p>By Ann Bradley<p>Harvard trained M.D. and trauma expert Dr. Frank Ochberg says “<i>our culture</i> …

Narcissism

It Is Time to Say It: Trump Is Mentally Ill

I was about to write that for the good of the nation and the world it is high time that someone in psychiatry or psychology break the Goldwater Rule …

Lack Of Empathy

LACK OF EMPATHY – OUCH!<p><i>A hurtful act is the transference to others of the degradation which we bear in ourselves.</i> – Simone Weil<p><i>One can always be kind</i> …

Narcissism

A Zen Master Reveals the Giveaway Signs of a Toxic Person and the Most Powerful Way to Deal With Them

We’ve all come across toxic people before. You know, the type of person that can be manipulative, judgmental and inconsiderate of anyone’s …

You Actually Become Less Of a Dick the Older You Get, New Study Says

Welcome to your daily roundup of important health news<p><i>Every day, an</i> <i>estimated</i> <i>6,800 new peer-reviewed academic articles are published. That’s a whole lot of science to wade through—but don’t fret. We’ll do the legwork for you, each and every morning. Here’s your daily dose of the latest discoveries</i> …

Health

Characteristics of the Narcissist

Certain characteristics appear with stunning regularity among narcissists. Since narcissism is on a continuum, some will have more than others.<p>These …

Psychology

Living in A World of Narcissism

Narcissism is categorized as a personality disorder by the mental health profession. It is referred to as NPD or Narcissistic Personality Disorder. …

6 Signs You're in a Toxic Relationship

It started out the way most modern romances do: She swiped right, they matched, and hours of witty banter ensued. During the first six months, I'd …

Victim of Narcissistic Abuse? Reframe the Dialog and Thrive | NarcissisticAbuse.com

This is a true story of failure and success and what happened in-between. It’s a story of why a goal can make you happier and how failure is not your …

Success

The form of domestic abuse you probably haven't heard about

Gaslighting is a subtle form of manipulation that's often difficult to spot<p>You may have heard of sexual abuse. You're probably aware of verbal abuse. …

Domestic Violence

7 Traits That Make You A Prime Target For A Narcissist

<b>Don't look back. Run.</b><p>You finally found a guy who's not just great, but amazing. He's charming. He's helpful. He's a great listener. The moment he …

Relationships

Researchers reveal there are basically three types of selfie takers... and most of them aren't self-publicists

It may sound a little bit hard to believe but new research suggests not everyone who posts selfies is self-obsessed.<p>A study by Brigham Young …

Are you a jerk? Take the quiz

Are you a jerk? How do you know? Jerk self-knowledge is hard to come by, says Eric Schwitzgebel, a professor of philosophy at the University of …

Talking to a Narcissist

Communication with and talking to a narcissist so you don’t fall apart is both art and skill. From their word salad to the verbal put-downs and …

The How To Of Divorcing Narcissists, Liars, Jerks, And Difficult Spouses

<i>Are You Getting A Divorce?</i><p><i>Take Control And Don't Be Afraid To Find Out How To Survive A Divorce</i><p>“Narcissistic Abuse in the Picture? <br>You Need</b> …

Marriage

Narcissism, Suicide and Stopping the Pain

Narcissism, Suicide and Stopping the Pain Guest Blog by Chloe Pearson: On Suicide, Pain, Substance Abuse and Narcissism: Connections and HelpI’m so …

Mental Health

Psychiatrists Must Face Possibility That Medications Hurt More Than They Help

Two new posts on this website have me contemplating, once again, the terrible possibility that psychiatry is hurting more people than it …

Depression