So You Loved a Narcissist. Quit Beating Yourself Up About It!

PsychCentral.com (blog) about narcism in the media

Beyond our regret over staying, we also rue perpetuating the problem by bonding with narcissist after narcissist. We may have escaped our narcissistic nuclear families, but the odds are we will somehow draw, attract and bond with even more narcissists: friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, lovers, husbands, …

HELP! My NarcissistWants Me Back! (They love and miss me SO much!)

PsychCentral.com (blog)

At some point, they’ll run out of narcissistic supply. The narcissist from whom you’ve extricated yourself will need a favor. They’ll want some product or service you provide. Perhaps their other friends have gotten wise to them and gone splitsville. And then they come flying back to you — full of …

Your culture affects how narcissisticyou are

Big Think (blog)

Are you an important person? The answer you give to this question (amongst other things) is used by psychologists to assess how narcissistic you are. In 1963, when adolescents were asked this question, only 12% answered affirmatively. 30 years later, that percentage had risen to 80. Narcissism is …

Narcissistic? It could have to do with the social system that you grew up in

ZME Science

The rap artist’s lyrics are the personification of the narcissism epidemic that plagues Western cultures. From songs to self-image and language, the focus is on “I”. The prevalence of this sentiment has increased exponentially in the past few decades. Not every culture is so individualistic and some …

Let the narcissisthave his military parade

The Globe and Mail

U.S. President Donald Trump is planning a glory-strutting extravaganza, a pulsating military parade to showcase American power. Critics are up in arms. It’s what autocrats do, they say. Shades of Pinochet or Kim Jong-un, who has such a spectacle, or Vladimir Putin. He has one too. The Russian leader …

A beloved literary character becomes a raging narcissistin the irritating ‘Peter Rabbit’

Orlando Sentinel

Once the lovable embodiment of childlike naughtiness, Peter Rabbit is now a long-eared, loud-mouthed narcissist, the kind of creature who, after delivering a semi-sincere apology for his latest misdeeds, pats himself on the back for having “crushed it.” On the receiving end of that apology are Peter’s …

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Raw Story

These 14 Trump tweets perfectly line up with 14 key traits psychologists look for in pathological narcissists … Professional psychologists have often questioned whether President Donald Trump suffers from NarcissisticPersonality Disorder (NPD), a psychological condition that Psychology Today writes is …

 

Daily Mail

She told her husband Ryan Gallagher to ‘go f**k himself’ in an explosive argument before taking advantage of every opportunity to badmouth him at Married At First Sight’s first dinner party. And in the wake of Davina Rankin’s behaviour on Thursday night’s episode, viewers have slammed the Instagram …

 

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“Her Highest Praises Were Mocking Insults”—What It’s Like Growing Up With aNarcissist for a Parent

Health.com

These days, the word “narcissist” is thrown around to describe any arrogant jerk or vain, self-involved person. But there’s a clinical definition of the word from a mental health standpoint: someone who has no empathy, who can’t tune in to the emotional world and understand others’ feelings. A narcissist …

Eternity News

While the Narcissist is merely self-obsessed, the Sociopath goes one step further, seeking to destroy others to achieve their own ambitions. Fiona Tapp has described them in this way: “True sociopath bosses are more than just bad bosses: They exhibit a set of characteristics that make them dangerous …

Ricochet.com

My father, like yours, was a narcissist (which just made things worse), but even now that I’ve forgiven him I have to stay on the meds because my brain still can’t do its job unassisted. To anyone who is doubtful about meds: Please give them a try. When I finally got on the right meds, it was as if a lid had …

PsychCentral.com (blog)

As a psychotherapist to women for the past 30 years, I have found Adult Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers internalize disempowering messages from their mothers. These messages sabotage their well-meaning attempts at finding happiness. Daughters of Narcissistic or Difficult Mothers carry the …

Breitbart News

On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” former Special Counsel to President Clinton Lanny Davis discussed his book, “The Unmaking of the President 2016: How FBI Director James Comey Cost Hillary Clinton the Presidency,” where he writes that Clinton lost the election because of the “single, …

CelebMix (blog)

This week has been rich with new music, and here is another one that you will no doubt become addicted to. Halo Circus is transitioning into an electronic band and this single is certainly helping them pave the way. “Narcissist” is the first single to be taken from their upcoming second studio album …

Psychology Today (blog)

With all that is written about identifying narcissism in others, you might think that everything’s been said that could be said about the subject. However, in reality, previous guides to evaluating narcissism have involved making the logical leap from personality tests that people answer themselves to the …

Mental Floss

As PsyPost reports, people with Facebook addiction are also likely to be narcissists. For their recent study published in the journal PLOS One, scientists from Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany followed the Facebook activity of 179 German students over the course of a year. They were looking for …

The Times of Israel

Schreiber spoke about the duality in any dramatic character, also apparent in Ray Donovan, who embodies male stereotypes of courage as well as deep embarrassment about the sexual abuse he suffered as a child. As an actor, said Schreiber, the big challenge is not to fall into the trap of narcissism.

Business Insider

Be careful of falling for familiarity, warns psychologist Perpetua Neo, because narcissists are familiar. “A narcissist can feel very familiar if you are brought up around them or have too many of them in your life,” she told Business Insider. “So familiarity is, for instance, ‘I have this pair of shoes and they are …

Southlands Sun

Chances are in your life you’ve encountered a narcissist. This is a person who always spins the topic of conversation back to themselves, bragging about having the latest and greatest of everything. This type of person also thinks that they are smarter and better than you in everything. Truth is in life we …

hitched

There are many definitions and interpretations of the word narcissist. In my opinion, I think this personality type can be defined in a soundbite: “It’s all about me!” Self-centered, an inflated sense of self, admiration of oneself, and the belief that his/her needs should top the needs of those around him/her, …

How To Be A Mindful Parent To An Athlete

mindbodygreen.com

Given that the days of unsupervised pickup games are largely a relic of the past, it is not surprising that an estimated 45 million children and adolescents participate in organized sports in the United States. While there are abundant options from which to choose at the recreation level, many parents will …

8 Unexpected Ways A Narcissist Isolates You – mindbodygreen.com

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PsyPost

People who are more narcissistic are more likely to be compulsive Facebook users, suggests a new study published in the scientific journal PLOS One. “Currently, the social networking site Facebook is used by over 2.1 billion people. Worldwide, users spend a lot of time interacting on Facebook with …

 

Livemint

Singh admits that playing a bisexual, narcissist king who lusts after a Hindu queen was a huge risk, but says he is glad he did the film. He spoke to Reuters about how he got under the skin of Khilji, and whether films have a social responsibility towards their audience. When we met during the promotion …

Playing the bisexual, evil antagonist in Padmaavat was a huge risk and it could have been my … – Hindustan Times

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U.S. President Donald Trump is an “enticement technician.” He skillfully mixes compliment with insult. One minute he posts critical and derogatory tweets about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the next he sends a message of reconciliation, making people confused about Trump’s real intention.

PsychCentral.com (blog)

More often than not, daughters of narcissistic mothers have been innocent victims of sexual abuse. They tend to be sexually timid, taking their time to explore their adult sexuality. Yet their mothers always assume their daughters are, well, to use their terminology “sluts” and “whores.” Some mothers do …

Sexy, Competitive Narcissistic Moms (Pt 1 of 2) – PsychCentral.com (blog)

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VENTS Magazine (press release) (blog)

Allison Iraheta’s critically acclaimed Halo Circus have returned with a bold and incendiary new single, “Narcissist.” The track, which premiered on Billboard.com, sees the duo ditching the four piece rock band aesthetics and opting for a lyrically audacious and in your face electronic sound. “We spent …

New Zealand Herald

US-based narcissism expert, the University of Buffalo’s assistant professor of human resources, Dr Emily Grijalva, later detailed those descriptions in a research paper she co-authored, where she concluded Jobs was perhaps the best example of the pros and cons of having a narcissist in the workplace.

Scarlet and Black

The rap collective New Age Narcissism may abbreviate their name to NAN, but this is definitely not your nan’s music. This Friday, Feb. 2, make sure you head to Gardner Lounge for a showcase of the Milwaukee-based music collective. Doors will open at 9 p.m. and the show will begin at 9:30. There are …

EBONY.com

And according to author Catenya McHenry, relationships with narcissists are not only exhausting, but psychologically and emotionally crippling. In her new book, Married to a Narcissist: Enduring the Struggle and Finding You Again, McHenry details fighting her way through the marriage by “journaling …

The Economist

But, as the tale spools out, the effect is a vivid and awful dramatisation of the narcissism of obsessive love. Paul claims a solemn “duty” to remember Susan as she was when they first met—a quick-witted, charming woman in a tennis dress—but finally this lover’s allegiance is to himself, and himself alone.

The Stroud Courier

Although one in particular becomes glaringly evident as we go about our daily routines is self-absorption. Narcissism is evident when you see a pristine SUV taking up two spaces in the parking lot, a line of faces plastered to smartphones, or the door getting slammed on you because the person in front …

 

Ultimate-Guitar.Com

Ex-Machine Head Bassist Adam Duce Drops Deuce on Band: ‘These Outfits Look GAY AF!!!’ “I knew the narcissistwas going to crash the ship just watching the way he approached ‘Locust.'” jomatami. logo. Ultimate Guitar · jomatami. [+] bio. UG News editor since early 2013. King Crimson fan. I handle …

Psychology Today (blog)

I used to be a really confident and mentally healthy person. I had a good job, lots of friends, and I was happy most of the time. Now I am a total wreck. I can’t concentrate on my work and I feel as if I am going crazy. I know that I am in a really destructive relationship with a Narcissist who abuses me, but …

PsychCentral.com (blog)

When women share their experiences of being in a relationship with a narcissist, they discover that, while the details of each relationship differ — the words and tactics that narcissists use are all so bizarrely the same! It’s as if they consult one another, work from the same playbook, share game plans.

RushLimbaugh.com

RUSH: We looked it up. In Obama’s 2010 State of the Union, he used the pronoun “I” 105 times. Trump last night used the pronoun “I” 29 times, and the personal pronoun “we” even more than that. Obama said “I” 109 times, “I’m” 16 times, “my” 10 times, and “me” 11 times. So let’s add that up: 105 and 16 …

narcissism in the media

Chattanooga Pulse

This ignorance, in combination with the fact that he is a malignant narcissist, makes a very toxic personality. He thinks the world revolves around him. His grandiosity leads him to believe in his own superiority. He believes that he is smarter, more talented, and more capable than anybody else. His needs …

 

PR Web (press release)

Author Sonya “Blackbirdfly36” Hill’s Newly Released “Out of the Burning Flame: Releasing the NarcissistStronghold” is a Candid Tale of Escape from Domestic Abuse …

Port Huron Times Herald

I enjoyed your article on narcissism on the editorial page. I wonder if the writer was looking in the mirror. Have you ever noticed when the news will have blaring headlines that so-and-so is a guilty crook on the front page but when it is all proved wrong it is a small article on an obscure page? Any article …

Love Andover

My poetry has many diverse themes from madness to the mundane, from fantasy and fable to philosophical and the darkness of reality (whatever that is). I have been writing since I was 18 and have inspired other artists such as Benjamin Heine who created an piece of art work called”filled with fire” from …

cleveland.com

It’s good that there is (hopefully!) significant opposition to the proposed Mexican border wall that Trump wants. While it’s true that Trump is a racist, xenophobe, and whatever else, he is first and foremost a narcissist. This is amply evidenced by his putting his name on just about anything that he is even …

 

360Nobs.com

A lot of people are actually narcissist without realising it and Narcissistic personality disorder also tends to manifest itself at an early age. The truth is Narcissism can stem from childhood if the person was either overly pampered or overly criticized. This may cause such persons to struggle with insecurity, …

TheFix.com

The most famous kind of Ambivalent is someone who suffers from being a Narcissist. On the surface, the Narcissist appears to be an Avoidant. He or she is usually aloof, detached, self-confident, self-centered, domineering, and/or afraid of commitment. However, when you leave Narcissists they can turn …

WGN Radio

Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst Dr. Gourgeuchon joins Karen Conti to talk about what it really means to be a narcissist. She also explains the cons and pros of being a narcissist, provides advice on how to handle this kind of common personality disorder in your everyday life, and more. Audio Player.

Yahoo News

Like many 1950s-era schoolkids — maybe even Donald Trump — I learned much of what I knew about the world, such as the major exports of Bolivia, from an encyclopedia. Before Wikipedia existed, families like mine boasted a shelf full of impressively bound cream-colored volumes, a compilation of …

The Australian

It’s not something I like to talk about much these days, and I struggled with whether I should even broach the subject here, but if even one person reads this and can save themselves the heartbreak and futility of trying to make a relationship with a narcissist work, it’s worthwhile. Gaslighting, as Ruth wrote, …

Raw Story

One recent article in American Behavioral Scientist finds a compelling new link between mass shooters and narcissistic, aggressive behavior. Findings by Brad Bushman, a professor of communication and psychology at Ohio State University, contrast with the widely perceived notion that mass killers …

The Daily Caller

Michael Moore went on another rant against President Donald Trump in a letter to supports ahead of the president’s State of the Union, according to the Washington Examiner on Saturday. “Donald J. Trump has proven himself to be completely unfit for office, a threat to our country, and an imminent …

Michael Moore goes off on Trump ahead of State of the Union – The Hill (blog)

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The Inquisitr

Author Elesa Zehndorfer answered the query, “If President Donald Trump is a narcissist, then what is the personality of Melania?” The author surmised a theory somewhat different than that of victim espoused in “Free Melania” campaigns. Instead Elesa profiled Melania as an “opportunist,” and ascribed …

PsychCentral.com (blog)

It begins with the narcissist feeling shame. It could be shame about childhood abuse, the socioeconomic state of their family, an embarrassing moment, or being exposed as a failure, incompetent, unintelligent, or a fraud. Either way, the shame hits them to the core of their deep rooted insecurity and they …

Well+Good

But it’s a whole different, er, monster when you’re breaking up with a narcissist, a sociopath, or a combination of both. This was no ordinary relationship; therefore, it’s no ordinary path to recovery. “You realize that the relationship felt real to you, but the [other person] faked it the entire time,” says Andrea …

Washington Examiner

Donald J. Trump has proven himself to be completely unfit for office, a threat to our country, and an imminent danger to the world. He is not well; he is a malignant narcissist and an active sociopath. And because he holds the codes to fire nuclear weapons, he is a singular threat to humanity. This situation …

AlterNet

Obviously, Bushman’s research doesn’t imply that all narcissists have violent tendencies. But, as Bushman writes in his study, “After doing research on aggression and violence for over 30 years I have come to the conclusion that the most harmful belief people can have is the belief that they are superior …

The Japan Times

“Trump is a narcissist, paranoid and demonizes anyone who opposes him,” Dr. John Gartner, a former assistant professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, told the online magazine Salon in November. “Trump has an antisocial personality and exhibits signs of sociopathy.

Brantford Expositor

It ranks among the cheesiest of pickup lines: “Is your portrait in a museum?” Yet the Google Arts & Culture app has succeeded at picking up selfies faster than an online dating service — by its own account, 30 million in a matter of days. The free educational app courts users with a chance to explore more …

Baranyai: Google Arts app reveals our obsessive narcissism – Owen Sound Sun Times

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CBC.ca

A new study from Sejong University in Seoul, South Korea found that narcissistic people tend to post more selfies on Instagram. It’s not an especially surprising finding, considering that part of what characterizes narcissism is an obsession with one’s own appearance. But the study had a more surprising …

 

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Cumberland News Now

The payment was made during the campaign but only recently came to light. Is it any wonder that thousands upon thousands of women marched in major cities on the first anniversary of Trump’s Reign of Chaos? There have been many who believe Trump is a narcissist, and some who believe that are …

Medical Xpress

Universitätsmedizin Berlin report that people who grew up in the former western states of Germany have higher levels of narcissism than those whose socialization took place in the former eastern states. Between 1949 and 1989/90, life in West Germany was characterized by a culture of individualism, …

Psychology Today (blog)

I’ve met people who are narcissistic and highly impulsive but I’m not sure that I’ve ever actually come into contact with a sociopath. Have you ever encountered a person who appeared to be a sociopath? Have you met someone who believed that they were a sociopath? This diagnosis is sometimes hard …

Science Daily

The term ‘narcissism‘ refers to excessive self-love and self-centeredness. Narcissism is only considered a pathological phenomenon if the condition has a negative impact on the patient and if he or she develops symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder. Researchers led by Prof. Dr. Stefan Röpke …

EurekAlert (press release)

Researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have been able to show that people who grew up in the former western states of Germany have higher levels of narcissism than those whose socialization took place in the former eastern states. Between 1949 and 1989/90, life in West Germany was …

Daily Mail

The London restaurant was elegant, the food delicious, the service good. With his back to the room, my husband didn’t see the beautiful couple arrive and sit down opposite. Both in their mid-20s, they were real head-turners. The woman – dressed in the flimsiest of lace tops on a bitterly cold evening …

Psychology Today (blog)

But that shouldn’t be surprising: We know—from psychotherapy and general psychological observation—that people who demonstrate features of a narcissistic personality, especially marked by a sense of entitlement in their conduct, often behave that way. But the researchers didn’t expect this.

INSIDER

To put it simply, empaths are the opposite of narcissists. They’re not just highly-sensitive, they’re on a more extreme end of the emotional spectrum. It might sound rare or unlikely, but as Hello Giggles pointed out, “it’s pretty likely that you know someone who fits the description” of an empath, which …

The Northwest Florida Daily News

It seems our little narcissist has finally made America great by simply degrading all other nations to “shithole” status – well, all but Russia. Comrade Trump ain’t going to criticize Putin unless he wants those photos exposed of him and Russian prostitutes. But by calling nations “shitholes” our fake …

Yahoo Lifestyle

Again, the trait not only gets a bad rap — it can describe someone ruminating in their successes or failures — but it’s also often confused with or linked to someone who is a narcissist, generally defined as “an extremely self-centered person who has an exaggerated sense of self-importance.” “Narcissists have …

Men’s Health

It’s important to note that there’s a distinction between people with narcissistic tendencies and those who have narcissistic personality disorder. Unlike people in the former camp, who might just suffer from an inflated sense of self-esteem, people with NPD often struggle with a less stable sense of identity.

Daily Mail

Because people who doubt the moon landings are more likely to be selfish and attention-seeking, according to a study earlier this year. Over the course of three online-based studies, researchers at the University of Kent showed strong links between the belief in conspiracy theories and negative psychological …

The Independent

As said, Narcissists, for example, are attracted to people they will get the greatest use from. Often, this means they pursue and target empaths. Last but not least, empaths are the opposite of narcissists. While people with narcissistic personality disorder have no empathy, and thrive on the need for admiration, empaths are highly …

Business Insider

Because empaths have a lot of compassion and understanding to give, while narcissists thrive on someone worshipping them. But this isn’t a good match, because empaths tend to forgive everything the narcissist does. This results in them being completely used and degraded, while the narcissist …

New York Times

27D: If there are any psychiatrists out there, please correct me if I’m wrong: I think this is clinically incorrect, but when read as a casual barb (“Man, you’re such a narcissist!”) it’s passable. In summary a clinical narcissist actually has little to no self-esteem, and therefore requires an insatiable need for validation.

PsychCentral.com (blog)

“Our…totally self-centered and demanding baby daughter.” That’s how my dad introduced me to his readership in Chapter 3 of his book. And that’s the kind of bullsh*t my narcissists regularly spewed when they fondly reminisced about that cute, smart, demanding, angry, willful, strong-willed sinner they …

PsychCentral.com (blog)

When It’s not easy to leave a narcissist. Focusing on good, solid reasons is a vital step. It’s a necessary momentum to reach a goal vital to your wellbeing and life, in this case, to open the cage door of a toxic relationship, and realize you’ve had wings to fly away along … at minimum emotionally. It starts in the …

PsychCentral.com (blog)

What do cults, narcissists and the infamous Turpins all have in common? They isolate their victims. And not just physically. Intellectually. Relationally. Spiritually. Emotionally. Every way. Why? To create a very limited reality of their own design so they can keep you stupid, naïve and thus, controllable.

The Independent Florida Alligator

Earlier this week, President Donald Trump underwent a four-hour examination of physical and cognitive health. As of late, some were concerned about Trump’s erratic speech patterns, exhibited narcissism, often poor judgment and rash decision making. He was deemed healthy, passing the cognitive …

Toronto Star

Host Kristen Bell speaks on stage at the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Bell kicked off the show riffing on the “I am an actor” stories that the SAG Awards always begin with, saying, “I am Kristen Bell and I am a narcissist. I’m sorry, and I’m an actor.” (Vince Bucci / Invision/The Associated Press).

Danbury News Times

Studies have shown that people with Dark Tetrad personality traits — narcissism, Machiavellianism, psychopathy, and sadism — are more likely to say trolling is their favourite internet activity. Research has … None of these are sure signs that someone is a psychopath or a narcissist. But if you have a …

narcissism in the media

Psychology Today (blog) about narcissism in the media

Are all actors narcissists? Do they choose their career not only because they are high on the Artistic dimension of RIASEC, but because they love basking in the limelight? What does it take to take your vocational profile as artistic into a professional career that will actually allow you to earn a living?

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