News On Narcissism

Church of England plans to test aspiring clergy for skills, aptitude — and narcissism…         more


Social media and narcissism are linked, UGA research finds

Red and Black
“[We took] all the research on narcissism and social media that we could find and tried to see overall what story it’s telling,” said Keith Campbell, …More


Narcissistic Baby Names?

The spike is a reflection of a narcissistic naming trend, said Dr. Jean Twenge, a psychologist who studied the numbers for her book “Narcissism Epidemic.”

  Neither Milk Nor Honey: Divorce & Custody in the State of Israel
For anyone involved with narcissism, this is a must read. Whatever you think you know will be explored in words that grab you and shake you and implore you to listen and learn. This is the most raw and powerful book on the impact of abuse and narcissism on a family that I have read. It takes place in Israel, to an American woman and her daughter and if you don’t read this you will never understand how much pathology can change neural pathways and how resilience can regrow them back to normal. Ema is an amazing writer with a gift of anger, rage, insight and how to make a life work in spite of it all.

Millennials: The Next Greatest Generation?

Here are some broad descriptions about the generation known as Millennials:

They’re narcissistic. They’re lazy. They’re coddled. They’re even a bit
delusional. Those aren’t just unfounded negative stereotypes about 80
million Americans born roughly …
HONG  KONG’s Parents Raising ‘Spoiled Brats’
The average level of narcissism displayed by youngsters in the city was 3.89 on a 14-point scale - higher than the 2.9 for children in the United States, 2.36 in the United Kingdom and 2.81 in Australia. The test measures children's self-regard and ... <>

Mourners for Hire: Latest Twist to Age of Narcissism
The Age of Narcissism brings an amusing new twist as people who once
collected Facebook friends by the hundreds are now hiring pretend-friends
to beef up the crowds at funerals. Ian Robertson, founder of Rent-a-Mourner
— I’m not making this up — told …

Help! My Mom’s A Narcissist.
698517_42121740 Yes, fathers can be narcissistic, too. But somehow,
narcissistic mothers seem to be often on many therapists’ radars. In The
Narcissistic Mother’s Game, a daughter shares her experiences (they are
chilling) growing up with, well, let’s …

Daughters tired of abuse from elderly mother
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
DEAR ABBY: My 87-year-old mother is narcissistic, self-absorbed and
extremely cruel. Her physician has consulted with my sister and me and
verified these …

Narcissism And BP – Bipolar Support Forum
I have been battling BP since I was a pre-teen, and a recurring symptom I
deal with is narcissism.  The symptom is not usually associated with BP, so
I was …

How Narcissism is Normal as we Age | Psychology Today
Managing Hits to Self-Esteem as we Age By Dr. Tamara McClintock Greenberg,

Narcissism in the family and my experience : Narcissistic Personality Disorder Forum – PsychForums
Dear all, 1 year ago I figured out its not the problem I havent met the
special someone, nor that I am to sensitive. i …


Addiction and Narcissistic Shame
Addiction and Narcissistic Shame

I used to think that I was the problem. Now I understand
that it was my behavior and how I conducted my life that was the problem.
Despite the bad choices of my past, I now understand that I am a man who is worthy of…


CEO Signature Size Linked To Narcissism In New Study
Study authors Charles Ham, Nicholas Seybert and Sean Wang used “the size of
the CEO signature on annual SEC filings to measure CEO narcissism” and
found that narcissistic CEOs are more likely to lose company money on bad
investments, but …


Selfies: Narcissistic, Empowering, or Just Fun?

Rembrandt painted dozens of self-portraits over a lifetime, but a kid with a
smartphone can match that output in an afternoon. And it’s not just
teenagers feeling the need to paint their masterpiece with camera flash and
wall mirror. Today, we look at …


How Aggressive Narcissism Explains Lance Armstrong
The Atlantic

Given his persistent lying and bullying, his arrogance and apparent
indifference to the feelings of others, and the pain he inflicted on so many people, it’s difficult to feel much compassion for Armstrong — to even care to understand why he behaves …

Difficult Child or Difficult Parent: Could Narcissism Be to Blame?
Although even the best parents have unruly children, could the most difficult children simply be responding to a difficult parent? Psychology Today recently.


Lance Armstrong: Narcissism and What Lies Behind It | Psychology …
Part One of Lance Armstrong’s interview with Oprah. By Joseph Burgo,
Playboy rapist’ sues Catholic order for abuse
WA today
… narcissistic streak that eventually saw him jailed for more than seven… and sexual abuse at the hands of the Catholic Church’s St John of God order.



About Narcissism Part 2 – How can Counselling Help with Narcissism?
Although counsellors often see people who come to talk about feeling depressed or anxious or angry, they see very few people who come believing…


Italian IVF baby removed from elderly “narcissistic” parents
A girl conceived with donated eggs and sperm for an elderly Italian couple will be put up for adoption after a court found that they were too narcissistic and negligent to care for her properly. The case of 71-year-old Luigi De Ambrosis and his 59-year …



[VIDEO] Elton John’s Husband Praises Madonna
In January, he slammed her after she beat John for Best Original Song at the Golden Globes, calling her desperate and narcissistic. While leaving the Abbey in West Hollywood, Furnish said there’s no more problems between the two. He added: “I think she …


Dating: Relationship Red Flags
Huffington Post
The person comes on strong at the beginning of the relationship, and tells you exactly what you want to hear. This is one of the symptoms of narcissism. Narcissists can be very intense in their pursuit, and many of them have learned exactly what to say …



Interview with Dr. Twenge: Is Generation Y more narcissistic than earlier …
Washington Times
OCALA, Fla., September 16, 2012 — For one reason or another, some people really do believe that the world revolves around them. Why do they buy into such nonsense? Who knows. Nonetheless, said mentality has caught on with many in Generation Y.


Girls like that might go for guys like you
Brisbane Times (blog)
Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers, Doctor Karyl McBride suggests, among other things, parents who are narcissistic – that is parents who see their children as extensions of themselves – are brought up to question themselves excessively, and …


Narcissism is a Feminist Issue
By Tae Phoenix
Narcissism pervades our culture at an epidemic level. We feminists need to earn to identify it and call it out when we see it, because it underlies most (if not all) of the social issues we tackle. Abuse, economic injustice, racism, distorted body …


I Think My Mom is Narcissistic? Input, Please….
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X marks a new spot for ensemble of ideas worth sharing
Sydney Morning Herald
”I’ll recount real-life stories where we’ve used this concept of  narcissism to boost the ego of participants struggling with low self-esteem. By taking them through that process with digital arts, their behaviour improves, their attendance improves …


 Narcissism laid bare in UK’s Olympic ceremony
Business Day,TIM COHEN:
I AM intrigued about what South Africans think about the opening ceremony
of the London Olympic Games, partly because I think the event was so
charming, witty and clever — and also deeply irritating. The ceremony was
designed as a kind of “this is us …


Compensatory Narcissism Treatment : Narcissistic Personality …
Hello again, After 2 months, i am again changing therapists. I got recommended to see a private clinician who has specialties in psycho dynamic counseling …


Hey, Self-Absorbed Men, You’re at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
Opposing Views
Narcissism, or an exaggerated self of one’s own importance, may have long-term implications for a man’s health, according to data collected by psychologists at he University ofMichigan in Ann Arbor. The same cannot be said about women. The Ann Arbor …



Lethal Narcissism
Canada Free Press
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders describes narcissism as a personality disorder that “revolves around a pattern of grandiosity, need for admiration, and sense of entitlement.” …


Can Art Therapy Help Narcissists? (blog)
After reading this excellent article in Psychiatric Times, which comments on the new definition of Narcissistic Personality Disorder in the DSM-5, we had a long conversation about NPD. We’ve both interviewed several people who’ve had relationships with …


Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Rethinking What We Know
Psychiatric Times
Surprisingly, to the eyes of many experts, DSM-5 better captures the essence of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) than previous versions did. Many clinicians (myself included) were dissatisfied with the descriptions of NPD in earlier versions of DSM.


Narcissism Has a Higher Health Cost for Men
Narcissistic males are more likely to experience longterm health problems than females with the same personality trait new research suggests …


Equine Therapy: A Cure For Self-Obsession? (blog)
Narcissism is the inability to see past that blindingly imposing thing known as the self to comprehend how one’s actions may affect another. According to Sara Konrath, an assistant professor at the University of Michigan’s Research Center for Group …


Katie Holmes Divorce Strategy Uncovered

This was planned! Katie had a divorce plan and put it into action. She knows what divorcing a narcissist means so got prepared with a support team and a strategy.


Should You Fire the Office Narcissist — Or Embrace Their Big Ideas?
Answer: a little of both. Here’s how to keep narcissist employees’ egos in check — while leveraging their confidence to boost your bottom line.


Sex addict former DA admits he was ‘popping Xanax like a Pez …
Daily Mail
… when he sent sleazy text messages to a vulnerable domestic abuse victim. … of Lawyer Regulations he suffered narcissistic personalitydisorder and …
<>Paper in good company?

Clarence Page, in “Narcissism More Prevalent than Ever, But Still an Issue,” on June 11, defines narcissism saying “Narcissism is generally defined as an …


Narcissism, how to get them to see? – Yahoo! Answers
How can one get a person who is a nacissist to see that he is one? … Even if you do get them to see your point of view, they’ll still hold their own in higher regard, …



 Narcissitic-Type Behavior an Obstacle to Finding a Mate
Capistrano Dispatch
This week, Beth sent a surprising update: “Lately, he has been displaying behavior that leads me to believe I am dating a narcissist. “Everything is about him now: ‘I,’ ‘Me’ and ‘Myself.’ I was too naive to see the signs. He likes to be catered to and …



How to Repair the Toxic Legacy of a Bad Mother
Daily Mail
The definition of a ‘narcissist’ is a person who is totally self-involved. A mother with narcissistic tendencies will be largely unable to show the empathy that is so important to a healthy parent-child relationship, because she sees every request for …


Me All the Time The Epidemic of Narcissism | Think Tank | Big Think
In psychoanalysis narcissism is regarded as a normal stage of childhood development Freud saw narcissism asa protection against falling ill That is known as …



Is Twitter Turning Us Into Narcissists? – AllTwitter

Twitter is another outlet for that desire to feel special and should not be confused with narcissistic behavior . . . or should it? Although a significant portion of online participants come from Generation Y, and those folks are narcissistic by nature …


Hong Kong Glued to ‘Bride Wannabes’
Wall Street Journal (blog)
“After watching this show, narcissistic materialistic girls will become even more narcissistic and materialistic, and those who aren’t will be brainwashed to become that way,” wrote one critic on the “Say no to Bride Wannabes” Facebook page.



BCBG Chairman Sued for $220 Million Over Playboy Condoms
The Chairman of BCBG has been accused in a lawsuit of being a “narcissistic braggart,” a liar and a cheat, and it’s all over a business venture to get Walmart to hock Playboy condoms. According to the suit, obtained by TMZ, BCBG Chairman Max Azria …


When Everyone Gets a Trophy, No One Wins
Huffington Post (blog)
“We want to encourage effort, especially among young kids,” says Jean M. Twenge, author of The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement. “But the ‘everybody gets a trophy’ mentality basically says that you’re going to get rewarded just for …


How Do I Love Me? Let Me Count the Ways, and Also Ace That Interview
Science Daily
Narcissism, a trait considered obnoxious in most circumstances, actually pays off big-time in the short-term context of a job interview, according to a new study to be published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology. Narcissists scored much …



Narcissists Impress In Job Interviews, But Also Suffer Serious Health Consequences
Everyday Health
But a separate study highlights the adverse health effects of narcissism in men. TUESDAY, April 3, 2012 —It seems safe to say that among the qualities people usually find endearing and attractive, narcissism is not high on …


We’re All Narcissists Now … or Are We?
Sydney Morning Herald
“To now accuse someone of being a narcissist, in the age of Facebook, is a bit like accusing them of breathing.”  There are few more common insults thrown at public figures these days than ”narcissist”.

Peter Cook: Christie Brinkley Is Throwing ‘Family Under the Bus 

‎ABC News (blog) – Mar 6, 2012

In those filings Cook reportedly calls his ex a “narcissistic egomaniac” and says he was the “Moneyed people and celebrities can abuse the legal system.


Intel’s Narcissism Machine… oh what fun
By Michelle Atagana: Managing Ed. In its infinite wisdom, Intel has decided to give social network users a digital self-obsession tool because Googling oneself is so passe. The chip maker built a tool that creates an infographic that’s all about you.



A Definitive fMRI Test For Narcissism
Science 2.0
Interestingly, there’s one type of person who retains sense of self even with the medial prefrontal cortex blasted: narcissists. When I interviewed him for my book, Brain Trust, Keenan explained that, “in narcissists, more brain areas are dedicated to …


CSUDH students take on all types of topics at annual research day
Daily Breeze
Ludivina Vasquez, a psychology undergraduate student, has been studying the link between Facebook and narcissism. (Her title: “I can’t help falling in love … with me.”) “Narcissistic personality disorder is when a person has an inflated sense of …

Painful egos: Narcissism may …
ANN ARBOR, Mich. —The personality trait narcissism may have an especially negative effect on the health of men, according to a new study. ANN ARBOR,
Mich. —The personality trait narcissism may hav.

Is narcissism killing U.S. innovation – USATODAYcom

Katrina Trinko: The self-esteem movement that heaps praise on mediocrity might just be mucking up this country’s economic engine.


Newt Gingrich Supporter Begs Him To Be ‘Humble’
Huffington Post
MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa – A 31-year old Iowan woman on Tuesday approached Newt Gingrich after a campaign event here and pleaded with him not to be “arrogant and narcissistic.” “Do you feel like you need to be a little more humble to make it? …


Why narcissism is tolerated even encouraged trait among CEOS The …

What words might best be used to describe seminal business figures such as Thomas Middelhoff or Jean-Marie Messier? Quite a few, you might think —and not …

MÖTLEY CRÜE’s NIKKI SIXX: ‘Being An Artist Is Somewhat Being Narcissistic …
Being an artist is somewhat being narcissistic, just the way it is. You’re usually talking about yourself in one way or another. There are songwriters that are storytellers; I’m not one. If I’m going through something dark, I write a dark song. …

The recent rise of Generation “I”

Minnesota Daily
Research presented at the Association for Psychological Science Convention in 2010 suggested the size of students’ egos is also growing, making college kids more narcissistic than they have been in the past. The Narcissistic Personality Inventory asks …


Physical & Emotional Abuse General Discussions at DailyStrength …
Is anyone familiar with narcissism and EA? I’ve been doing a bunch of reading and feel like my H definitely displays some narcissistic tend…


What is the difference between narcissism,vanity,and conceitedness …
They all seem to have the same definition,to me. … narcissism and vanity are basically the same, but conceitedness is the actual act of being narcissistic and vane. …

Is Angelina starving herself for a reason? San Francisco Examiner

Now one tabloid claims it’s not just due to narcissism — it’s part of her philanthropic spirit. When visiting suffering people around the world as part of her UN goodwill ambassador duties, the Oscar winner “puts herself on fasts to make statements …



Narcissism and Music Stars 

Salt Lake Tribune (blog) One of those themes is the narcissism of music stars, which is why the 911 call reporting Michael Jackson’s death is sampled on ohGr’s album. “It is about celebrity where people never say no, where you basically kill yourself,” Ogre said. …<>


Narcissism, Friendship, Egoism: Self-Interest is not Self-Welfare … Is narcissism the same as egoism? Perhaps the best way to understand what is egoism, is to …<>


Understanding Narcissism and the root of Abusive Behaviour …
Why was my mother so self centered? Why was everything about her? Why did she have so much depression? Why did she spend money on herself and leave…


To Love Oneself Is An Instinct Or Narcissism? – Find Answers to this …
Answers to the question, To Love Oneself Is An Instinct Or Narcissism? Answers to Questions from People Who Know at Ask Experience Project.


The Provocateur: Laurel Nakadate New York Magazine

Narcissistic? It was, in some ways, a reaction to the early criticism of being a narcissist. I was playing off the idea of narcissism in self-portraiture in contemporary times, with the iPhone at arm’s length. We’re all sort of narcissists now. …<>


We’re All Narcissists Now  

By Jennifer Allen It may come as a surprise, but narcissism was facing extinction by 2013. That’s when the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – DSM-V – was due to appear without a Narcissistic Personality …


Howard Cosell: Admired and Abhorred
New York Times
He was loud, audacious, obnoxious, perspicacious, brilliant, narcissistic, provocative and haughty. He would doubtlessly agree with those descriptions — and add more if only to prove that he was, as he was wont to enunciate slowly, “HOW-id Cyo-SELL. …


Charlize Theron’s Young Adult and the Crisis of Narcissism in Our Popular Culture
Huffington Post
Charlize Theron’s new movie Young Adult offers one of the most striking depictions of narcissism to hit movie screens in some time. Directed by Jason Reitman, Young Adult tells the story of Mavis Gary (Theron), a self-absorbed writer of young adult …


The ‘Predeath Eulogy’: Fab Birthday Surprise Or Narcissistic Folly
Babble (blog)
Stein humorously notes, “I cannot believe that it took our narcissistic culture this long to come up with the predeath eulogy.” The gist of Stein’s article is that he already talks about himself so much—and always in a positive way and way more …


Book Excerpt: Narcissistic Superheroes in Amazing Adventures of Phoenix Jones
Wired News (blog)
Something else is evidently propelling them — a narcissism. It’s an odd sort of narcissism, of course, when the narcissist disguises their face, but the lust for fame and glory is unmistakable. Only one of them, however, is achieving it: Phoenix Jones …



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  2. I have been in a mentally abusive relationship with a man for 9 years. It started out just ever so often 3 or 4 times a year, it has now grown to every 6 weeks, now this time it has been 4 months.

    I thought we were dealing with Bi-Polar or Manic depression. My counseler seems to think he is narcissistic. He gets mad at the drop of a hat if I say or do the wrong thing and instead of just saying that’s not right, it escalates and then starts belittling me, calling me names, taking in kind of pride I have and beating it into the ground. He makes me cry and beg for him to stop and it gets worse. He then turns on my family, kids and friends. It will be so bad I will miss the next day of work, due to the trauma. We are split up as of now and it continues, he draws me back to hurt me and demands I leave, hides his auto in the garage, so I will think he is on a date with someone else, tells me he will find someone he can love. I spoke with his ex-wife, she went through the exact same thing for 15 years. He also treats his parents this way. He is a nice looking, very wealthy man that has a lot going for him. He can be the most precious and kind person in the world, once he just wakes up one morning and realizes what he has done and crys and apologizes.

    • From your description it is hard to find much that he has going from him. I would worry less about labeling his disorder than about the impact he has on you and your well-being. He has damaged multiple facets of your life including family and livelihood. If this were a medical disease you would be seeking an antidote. There is no difference here. Staying away from him is the antidote to his abuse and destruction. Good for you for not being with him and try to continue doing so. The more time away the stronger you get and able to keep away. Best, Ann

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