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Identifying the ‘Overt’ Versus ‘Covert’ Narcissist: Both Suck

410 15 When we think of the narcissist it is typically the large personality—the guy in the room drawing attention to himself, charismatically or obnoxiously. But like the rest of us, narcissists exist along a continuum of extraversion and introversion, and…

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How to Tell the Difference Between Your Average Jerk and a Narcissist

196 Whether on the playground, in the workplace, or on the home front, we all have experience with jerks: self-serving, insensitive, even abusive people we’re better off without. Whether they’re self-righteous bigots, snarky critics, or cynical naysayers, they burden our…

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The Narcissist Parent’s Psychological Warfare: Parentifying, Idealizing, and Scapegoating

670 9 Published in The HuffPost 5/09/2017 at 7:21 p.m. E.T. Lacking a moral compass or the ability to act selflessly, narcissist parents create devastating havoc and damage in the lives of their kids. Unlike emotionally mature parents whose priority is…

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The Narcissism Mystique: Facts and Fictions You Need to Know

350 From fascination with vampires and psychopaths to our current cultural obsession with narcissism, somewhere along the way monstrous predatory behavior became sensationalized into something mysterious, darkly alluring, even sexy. As our frenzy for likes and links normalizes social media self-puffery,…

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